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Barbados. 1998 ‘Firearm Licences.’ Firearms Act 1998, Chapter 179; Section 5. Bridgetown: Government of Barbados. 1 November

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Firearm Licences

5. (1) Subject to this Act, a person who is desirous of possessing, carrying or using a firearm shall apply to the Commissioner in the prescribed form for a firearm licence.

(2) An application for a firearm licence shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

(3) Where the Commissioner is satisfied that an applicant for a firearm licence
(a) is of good character;
(b) is a fit and proper person to possess a firearm; and
(c) is physically and mentally competent, the Commissioner may, subject to subsection (5), grant him a firearm licence.

(4) A firearm licence shall contain permission for the holder to have in his possession ammunition of a type, and not exceeding an amount, specified in the licence.

(5) The Commissioner shall not grant a firearm licence to a person unless he is satisfied that that person
(a) has good reason for possessing, carrying or using the firearm and ammunition the subject of the application; and
(b) can be permitted to possess, carry or use that firearm and ammunition without danger to the public safety or to the peace.

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