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Brazil. 2003 ‘Irregular Ownership of Authorized Fire Weapons (Posse Irregular de Arma de Fogo de Uso Permitido).’ Act No. 10.826, of December 22, 2003, on the Registration, Possession, and Commerce of Firearms and Ammunition, on the National System of Weapons (SINARM), and Defining Crimes and other Provisions; Chapter 4 (Article 12). Brasilia: National Congress of Brazil. 22 December

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Lei N° 10.826, de 22 de dezembro de 2003, dispõe sobre registro, posse e comercialização de armas de fogo e munição, sobre o Sistema Nacional de Armas – Sinarm, define crimes e dá outras providências

Posse Irregular de Arma de Fogo de Uso Permitido

Artigo 12. Possuir ou manter sob sua guarda arma de fogo, acessório ou munição, de uso permitido, em desacordo com determinação legal ou regulamentar, no interior de sua residência ou dependência desta, ou, ainda no seu local de trabalho, desde que seja o titular ou o responsável legal do estabelecimento ou empresa:

Pena – detenção, de 1 (um) a 3 (três) anos, e multa.

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Act No. 10.826, of December 22, 2003, on the Registration, Possession, and Commerce of Firearms and Ammunition, on the National System of Weapons (SINARM), and Defining Crimes and other Provisions

Irregular Ownership of Authorised Fire Weapons.

Article 12. Owning or maintaining firearms, accessories or ammunition of permitted use at home or any facility thereof, or even at the work place, provided that he or she is the owner or legal representative of the establishment or company, in violation of legal or regulatory norms:

Penalty - imprisonment, from one (1) to three (3) years, plus a fine.

[Editor's note: Unofficial translation by Carolina Iootty, provided by Viva Rio in 2003 - http://www.gunpolicy.org/documents/1906-iootty-viva-rio-brazil-gun-law-translation-pdf]

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