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Antigua and Barbuda. 1973 ‘The Firearms Act.’ Laws of Antigua and Barbuda, Chapter 171, The Firearms Act [Act with amendments to 1989] (Sections 1 and 2). St John's: Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda. 1 May

Relevant contents

Firearms Act (1st May, 1973)

1. This Act may be cited as the Firearms Act.

2. (1) In this Act - Interpretation.

"ammunition" means -
(a) ammunition for any firearm of any kind;
(b) every shell, cartridge case, bomb, handgrenade, bullet or like missile, whether containing any explosive or gas or chemical or not, and whether intended to be discharged from or by any gun or other propelling or releasing instrument or mechanism or not except missiles which can be used only for the purpose of extinguishing fires;
(c) every part of any such shell, cartridge case, bomb, hand-grenade, bullet or missile, whether such shell, cartridge case, bomb, hand-grenade, bullet or missile may have been completely formed at any time or not;
(d) every fuse, percussion cap, or priming cap, adapted or prepared for the purpose of causing the propulsion of or exploding any shell, bomb, handgrenade, bullet or other projectile;
(e) every bullet clip or cartridge clip;
(f) any explosive when enclosed in any case or contrivance adapted or prepared so as to form a cartridge, charge or complete round for any firearm or any other weapon, or to form any tube for firing explosives, or to form a detonator, or a projectile, which can be used (whether singly or in suitable combinations) as or in connection with, a missile;
(g) everything declared by Order of the Governor-General to be ammunition:…

"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;…

"firearm" means any lethal barrelled weapon from which ammunition can be discharged or any prohibited weapon, and includes any component part of any such weapon and any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon, but does not include any air rifle, air gun or air pistol of a type prescribed by Order made by the Governor-General and of a calibre so prescribed;…

"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;

ID: Q3109

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