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Trinidad and Tobago. 1971 ‘Possession with Licences Only - Saving.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 16:01, Revised Edition 2011; Chapter 16:01, Act 44 (Section 6), pp.10-11. Port of Spain: Ministry of Legal Affairs. 1 January

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Possession with licences only - Saving [Last amended by Act 2 of 2011]

6. (1) Subject to section 7, a person may purchase, acquire or have in his possession a firearm or ammunition only if he holds a Firearm User's Licence with respect to such firearm or ammunition.

(2) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a person may not have in his possession any prohibited weapon unless he is, and is acting in the capacity of —

(a) a police officer;
(b) a member of the Defence Force;
(c) Director, Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre;
(d) any scientific officer designated by the Director, Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre;
(e) a Customs officer; or
(f) a prison officer.

(3) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this section is liable in the case of —

(a) an offence under subsection (1)—
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of fifteen thousand dollars and to imprisonment for eight years; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for fifteen years;

(b) an offence under subsection (2)—
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for fifteen years; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for twenty years.

(4) In addition to any other offence for which he may be convicted, a restricted person1 who purchases, acquires or has in his possession a firearm or ammunition contrary to subsection (1) is liable in the case of—

(a) an offence under subsection (1), on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for fifteen years; or

(b) an offence under subsection (2)—
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for fifteen years; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for twenty-five years…

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