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Belize. 2000 ‘Licences, By Whom Granted and Conditions of Issue.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 143, Revised Edition 2000; Section 7. Belmopan: Law Revision Commissioner. 31 December

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7. Licences, By Whom Granted and Conditions of Issue

(1) Subject to this Act, every licence under this Act shall be granted by the Commissioner of Police.

(2) No licence shall be granted-
(a) to any person under the age of sixteen years; or
(b) to any person who has been convicted of any crime of violence to the person or of any crime against the public peace within three years immediately preceding the date of his application, except for some special reason shown;
(c) to any person who at the time of his application for a gun licence is already in possession of any firearm, except for some special reason shown; or
(d) to any person who, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Police, is not a fit and proper person to hold any such licence; or
(e) to any person who is unable to show any reasonable ground why a licence should be issued to him; or
(f) in respect of any firearm which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Police is of such a dangerous kind as to be unsafe in the possession of any person;
(g) to any person who has had his previous firearm lost or stolen, and it appears to the Commissioner of Police after due investigation that the loss or theft of the firearm was due to the negligence or fault of such person.

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