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Trinidad and Tobago. 1971 ‘Interpretation.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 16:01, Revised Edition 2011; Chapter 16:01, Act 44 (Sections 2,3), pp. 6-9. Port of Spain: Ministry of Legal Affairs. 1 January

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Interpretation [Amended by Act No. 3 of 2004]

2. (1) In this Act…

"automatic firearm" means any firearm so designed or adapted that if pressure is applied to the trigger missiles continue to be discharged until pressure is removed from the trigger or until the magazine containing the missiles is empty…

"competent authority" means the Commissioner of Police, the Comptroller of Customs and Excise, the Chief Immigration Officer or the Chief of Defence Staff…

"Firearm Dealer's Licence" means a licence authorising the holder thereof to buy or sell or buy and sell at such place as may be specified in the licence firearms or ammunition of such type as may be so specified;

"Firearm Disposal Permit" means a permit authorising the holder thereof to dispose of the firearm or ammunition specified therein;

"Firearm Import Permit" means a permit authorising the holder thereof during such period as may be specified therein to import into Trinidad and Tobago from such source as may be specified therein such firearms or ammunition as may be so specified;

"Firearm User's Licence" means a licence authorising the holder thereof subject to the terms and conditions specified in the licence, to be in possession of the firearm or ammunition so specified…

"Gunsmith's Licence" means a licence authorising the holder thereof to carry on the business of repairing, testing or proving firearms or ammunition or such other business incidental to the foregoing as is permitted by the licence at such premises as may be specified in the licence…

"prohibited weapon" means—

(a) any artillery or automatic firearm;
(b) any grenade, bomb or other like missile; or
(c) any weapon of whatever description or design which is adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing…

"restricted person" means any person who has at any time within five years next before the event in relation to which the term is used—

(a) been declared by a Court pursuant to section 3 to be a restricted person; or
(b) been convicted of an offence involving violence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment exceeding three months…

Declaration of Restricted Person

3. A Court before which a person is convicted of an offence under this Act (other than an offence against section 28), may declare that person to be a restricted person for the purposes of this Act.

ID: Q2308

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