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Trinidad and Tobago. 1971 ‘Exemptions [to Possession with Licences Only].’ Firearms Act, Chapter 16:01, Revised Edition 2011; Chapter 16:01, Act 44 (Section 7), pp. 12-14. Port of Spain: Ministry of Legal Affairs. 1 January

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Exemptions [Last amended by Act 2 of 2011]

7. (1) The following persons are exempt from the provisions of section 6(1) that relate to having a firearm or ammunition in their possession:

(a) a police officer acting in his capacity as such…

(b) the holder of a Firearm Dealer's Licence who has in his possession such firearm or ammunition in the ordinary course of business under such licence…

(d) the holder of a Gunsmith's Licence who has in his possession such firearm or ammunition in the ordinary course of business under such licence;

(e) a member of a cadet corps…

(f) subject to subsection (2), a person taking part in a theatrical performance or any rehearsal thereof or production of a cinematograph or television film who has such firearm in his possession during and for the purpose of the performance, rehearsal or production;

(g) subject to subsection (2) a person present at an athletic meeting who has in his possession such firearm and ammunition for the purpose of starting the races at that meeting;

(h) any person (including a restricted person) who came into possession of any firearm or ammunition in the capacity of executor or administrator of the estate of any deceased person, or Trustee in Bankruptcy or liquidator of any insolvent person or of any company in liquidation, during the period of thirty days after the day upon which he came into possession of such firearm or ammunition…

(j) any officer of Customs…

(2) Subsection (1)(f) and (g) shall not apply so as to exempt any person mentioned therein from the provisions of section 6(1) unless he has obtained from the Commissioner of Police permission in writing to possess such firearm and ammunition for such purpose.

(3) Nothing in subsection (1)(h) shall be taken to authorise any such person so coming into possession of a firearm or ammunition to carry such firearm or ammunition in any public place or in any way to use such firearm or ammunition and if any such person carries a firearm or ammunition in a public place or in any way uses such firearm or ammunition he is guilty of an offence under section 6(1) in addition to any other offence he may have committed…

ID: Q11500

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