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Mexico. 2015 ‘Permitted Utensils, Tools and Instruments (Utensilios, Herramientas o Instrumentos no Prohibidos).’ Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives of January 11, 1972 - Last amended in 2015 (Ley Federal de Armas y Explosivos del 11 de enero de 1972 - Última reforma publicada en 2015); Title II, Chapter I (Article 13), p. 4. Mexico City: Congress of Mexico. 12 November

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Artículo 13

No se considerarán como armas prohibidas los utensilios, herramientas o instrumentos para labores de campo o de cualquier oficio, arte, profesión o deporte que tengan aplicación conocida como tales, pero su uso se limitará al local o sitio en que se trabaje o practique el deporte.

Cuando esos instrumentos sean portados por necesidades de trabajo o para el ejercicio de un deporte, se deberá demostrar, en su caso, esas circunstancias.

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Translated content:

Article 13

Not considered as prohibited arms are utensils, tools or instruments for working in the field or any office, art, profession or sport that have well-known application for such, but their use is limited to the premises or site in which the work or practice takes place.

When those instruments are carried by necessities of work or for the exercise of a sport, it is necessary to demonstrate, according to the case, these circumstances.

[Editor's note: Unofficial translation by David B. Kopel and Ruben Medardo Tapia, 15 February 2009, based on the Mexican Government's 2004 reform - http://davekopel.org/Espanol/mexican-firearms-statutes.htm]

ID: Q2257

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