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Mexico. 2015 ‘Sanctions for Illegal Carrying (Sanciones para Porte Ilegal).’ 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 IV, Chapter I (Article 81), p. 16. Mexico City: Congress of Mexico. 12 November

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Artículo 81

Se sancionará con penas de dos a siete años de prisión y de cincuenta a doscientos días multa, a quien porte un arma de las comprendidas en los artículos 91 y 102 de esta Ley sin tener expedida la licencia correspondiente.

En caso de que se porten dos o más armas, la pena correspondiente se aumentará hasta en dos terceras partes.

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Translated content:

Article 81

There will be sanctions of two to seven years of prison and of fifty to two hundred days of fines, for whoever carries an arm included in articles 91 and 102 of this Law without having been issued the corresponding license.

In cases involving two or more arms, the corresponding penalty will be increased up to two-thirds.

[Note: This chapter makes frequent reference to "days of fines." This is a civil law practice in which a fine is assessed as a fraction of a person's annual income. So if one person makes income X, and a second person earns income 2X, and both persons are penalized "three days of fines," the second person will pay twice as much as the first person. Article 91 provides the cross-reference for how "days of fines" are calculated in Mexico.]

[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]

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