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Antigua and Barbuda. 1973 ‘Possession with Licences Only.’ Laws of Antigua and Barbuda, Chapter 171, The Firearms Act [Act with amendments to 1989]; Part I (Section 6). St John's: Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda. 1 May

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Possession with Licences Only

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(2) Notwithstanding any other law including any enactment repealed by this Act, a person may not have in his possession any prohibited weapon unless he is a police officer acting in his capacity as such or is a member of the Defence Force established under the Defence Act (hereinafter referred to as "The Defence Force") acting in his capacity as such or a member of the Armed Forces of Her Majesty acting in his capacity as such.

[According to Section 2 of this Act, "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]

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