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Antigua and Barbuda. 1973 ‘Records and Returns.’ Laws of Antigua and Barbuda, Chapter 171, The Firearms Act [Act with amendments to 1989]; Part II (Section 27). St John's: Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda. 1 May

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Records and Returns

27. (1) Every licensed dealer shall provide and keep a register of transactions and shall enter or cause to be entered therein such particulars as may be prescribed for all transactions relating to his business as a licensed 'dealer.

(2) Every such entry shall be made within twenty-four hours after the transaction to which it relates took place and, in the case of a sale or transfer, every such licensed dealer shall at the time of the transaction require the purchaser or transferee, if not known to him, to furnish particulars sufficient for identification, and shall immediately enter the said particulars in the register.

(3) Every such licensed dealer shall on demand allow any police officer duly authorised in writing in that behalf by the Commissioner of Police or any police officer of or above the rank of Sergeant to enter and inspect all stock in hand and shall on request by -
(a) any police officer duly authorised in writing in that behalf by the Commissioner of Police; or
(b) an officer of customs; or
(c) any police officer of or above the rank of Sergeant, produce for inspection the register required to be kept under subsection (I), but so that any written authority required by this subsection shall be produced on demand.

(4) Every person who is required to keep a register of transactions under subsection (1) shall make such returns to such authority in such form, in respect of such periods, at such time and containing such particulars as may be
prescribed.

(5) Every person who contravenes this section or knowingly makes any false entry in the register required to be kept under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of ten thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(6) A person who in furnishing the particulars for any of the purposes of subsection (2) makes any statement which he knows to be misleading, false, or deceptive, or by any dishonest concealment of material facts, or by the reckless
making of any statement (dishonestly or otherwise) misleads or attempts to mislead any other person, is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of ten thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(7) In this section "licensed dealer" means the holder of a Firearm Dealer's Licence or a Gunsmith's Licence.

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