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Costa Rica. 2013 ‘Compulsory Registration (Obligatoriedad de inscribir).’ Regulation of the Arms and Explosives Act No. 37985-SP (Reglamento a la Ley de Armas y Explosivos Nº 37985-SP); Title III, Chapter 1 (Article 22), p. 19. San José: Presidency of the Republic of Costa Rica. 12 September

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Artículo 22. Obligatoriedad de inscribir

Todas las armas que posean las personas físicas y jurídicas en la cantidad y características permitidas por mandato de ley, para seguridad personal, cacería, y deportes se deberán inscribir en el Departamento mediante el Sistema, cumpliendo todos los requisitos establecidos en la Ley y en el presente reglamento para su inscripción. Asimismo sus poseedores deberán demostrar el conocimiento de las reglas de seguridad y manejo apropiado del arma, ante el Departamento por medio de un examen teórico práctico.

Después de recibir la solicitud electrónica de inscripción del arma de fuego, el Departamento tendrá un mes para resolver.

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Translated content:

Article 22. Compulsory Registration

All firearms possessed by individuals and legal persons, in the quantity and of characteristics permitted by the law, for purposes of personal security, hunting, and sports, must be registered in the Department through the System, [and must] comply with all requirements set by the Act and the present regulation. Further, their owners must demonstrate their understanding of security measures and the appropriate handling of firearms, before the Department through a theory-practice exam.

Once the Department has received the electronic application for the firearm's registration, it shall have a month to decide upon it.

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