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Mexico. 2003 ‘Controls on the Sale of Firearms.’ National Report of Mexico on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 7, p. 6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations. 16 June

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7. Controls on the Sale of Firearms

The controls applicable to the sale of firearms and explosives work in the following way:…

3) [A]ny individual or legal person, public and private, must apply to the Ministry of Defence for a permit to sell firearms or explosives, which is issued provided that the legal requirements are met;

4) Once general sales permits are issued, the holders must report their sales activities each month and must also, as required, facilitate inspection visits by the Ministry of Defence;

5) When holders of general sales permits sell firearms or explosives to a client, they must demand identification and the presentation of a special permit issued by the Ministry of Defence for purchase of the item in question, and must register the sale in the appropriate ledger;

6) If persons purchase firearms or explosives in the informal market, that fact should be reported to a federal public prosecutor as a violation of the Federal Firearms and Explosives Act. Such purchases are punishable by imprisonment and a fine and the confiscation of the firearms and explosives in question;

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