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Virgin Islands (UK). 2015 ‘Custodial Sentence for Certain Offences Involving Firearms [Amendments].’ Firearms and Air Guns (Amendment) Act, 2015; No. 11 (Section 10), pp. 8-9. Road Town: Official Gazette of the British Virgin Islands. 11 May

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Section10. Section 33A inserted

The principal Ordinance [Firearms Ordinance, Chapter 126, 1957] is amended by inserting after section 33,1 the following new section 33A:

33A. Custodial sentence for certain offences involving firearms

(1) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Criminal Code or in any other enactment relating to sentencing, a person, other than a juvenile, who uses a firearm in the commission of the offence of

(a) kidnapping or abduction;
(b) robbery;
(c) drug trafficking;
(d) rape or other sexual offence under Part VII of the Criminal Code, 1997;
(e) domestic violence under the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, 2011;

shall on conviction be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for not less than fifteen years…

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