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Guyana. 1940 ‘Miscellaneous Provisions as to Firearms and Ammunition.’ Laws of Guyana, Chapter 16:05, Firearms Act (As last amended in 2014); Part IV (Section 39), pp. 39-40. Georgetown: National Assembly of Guyana. 1 December

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Miscellaneous Provisions as to Firearms and Ammunition

39.(1) No person shall -
a) shorten the barrel of a smooth-bore gun to a length less than twenty inches; or
b) have in his possession, custody or control a smooth-bore gun with a barrel shorter than twenty inches.

(2) No person shall convert into a firearm1 anything which though having the appearance of being a firearm, is so constructed as to be incapable of discharging any missile through the barrel thereof.

(3) No person shall remove or in any way deface, or cause to be removed or defaced, any distinguishing mark or number or any part of any distinguishing mark or number, engraved or marked upon the firearm

(4) If any person contravenes any of the foregoing provisions of this section, he shall for each offence 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 three 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 nor more than five hundred thousand dollars together with imprisonment for not less than five years nor more than fifteen years.

[Amended by Act 7/1966B and 17/2007]

ID: Q1820

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