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Antigua and Barbuda. 1973 ‘Prohibition on Manufacture of Firearm or Ammunition.’ Laws of Antigua and Barbuda, Chapter 171, The Firearms Act [Act with amendments to 1989]; Part I (Section 15). St John's: Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda. 1 May

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Prohibition on Manufacture of Firearm or Ammunition

15. (1) No person may manufacture any firearm or ammunition in Antigua and Barbuda, and in particular, a person other than the holder of a Gunsmith's Licence shall not -
(a) shorten the barrel of any firearm;
(b) convert into a firearm (other than a prohibited weapon) anything which is not a firearm; or
(c) convert into a prohibited weapon anything which is not a prohibited weapon.

(2) The holder of a Gunsmith's Licence shall not do any of the things referred to in subsection (1), except with the prior written approval of the Commissioner of Police.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable in the case of -
(a) an offence in relation to the manufacture of prohibited weapons on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for ten years or to a fine or to both such imprisonment and fine;
(b) an offence in relation to the manufacture of firearms or ammunition, other than a prohibited weapon -
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of [fifty]* thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years;
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for five years;
(c) an offence in relation to paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1) -
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of three thousand dollars or to imprisonment for one year; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for five years.
(d) an offence in relation to paragraph (c) -
(i) on summary conviction to a iine of fifteen thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years;
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for ten years.

(4) A person who has in his possession a firearm -
(a) the barrel of which has been shortened, or
(b) in relation to which an offence under subsection (1) (b) or (c) has been committed shall be deemed, unless he proves the contrary, to have committed the offence under subsection (1) (a), (b) or (c) respectively.

[*Penalty fine increase by section 7 of the Law Revision (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) Act 1999]

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