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Guyana. 1940 ‘Penalty for Purchasing or Possessing Firearms or Ammunition Without Licence.’ Laws of Guyana, Chapter 16:05, Firearms Act (As last amended in 2014); Part III (Section 16), p. 12. Georgetown: National Assembly of Guyana. 1 December

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16. Penalty for Purchasing or Possessing Firearms or Ammunition Without Licence

(1) Subject to this Act, no person shall purchase, acquire or have in his possession any firearm or ammunition to which this Part applies unless he holds a firearm licence in force at the time.

(2) Subject to this Act, if any person purchases, acquires or has in his possession any firearm1 or ammunition to which this Part applies without holding a firearm licence in force at the time, or otherwise than as authorised by such a licence, or, in case of ammunition in quantities in excess of those so authorised, he shall be liable -
a) on summary conviction, to a fine of not less than fifty thousand dollars nor more than one hundred thousand dollars together with imprisonment for not less than two years nor more than five years; and
b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not less than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars no more than five hundred thousand dollars together with imprisonment for ten year

(3) If any person fails to comply with any condition subject to which a firearm licence is held by him, he shall, subject to this Act, be liable on summary convictions, to a fine of not less than fifty thousand dollars nor more than one hundred thousand dollars together with imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than three years.

[Amended by Act 17/2007]

ID: Q1812

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