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Antigua and Barbuda. 1973 ‘Restriction on Importation, Exportation and Transhipment of Firearms and Ammunition.’ Laws of Antigua and Barbuda, Chapter 171, The Firearms Act [Act with amendments to 1989]; Part III (Section 32). St John's: Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda. 1 May

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Restriction on Importation, Exportation and Transhipment of Firearms and Ammunition

32. (1) Notwithstanding any other law but subject to section 33 no person may import into Antigua and Barbuda any firearm or ammunition, except -
(a) under and in accordance with the terms of a Firearm Import Permit (including a permit under section 34); or
(b) firearms or ammunition that is cargo properly manifested to consignees elsewhere than in Antigua and Barbuda or that are the bonafide stores of any ship, vessel or aircraft in the custody of the proper officer authorised for the purpose.

(2) A person who contravenes or aids or abets any other person in contravening subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable -
(a) in the case of an offence relating to a prohibited weapon -
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of [one hundred thousand dollars or imprisonment for five years]*; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for [ten]* years;
(b) in any other case -
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of [thirty]* thousand dollars or to imprisonment for one year; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for two years.

(3) A person is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of [thirty]* thousand dollars or to imprisonment for one year who, except in accordance with the permission in writing of the Commissioner of Police under section 34, exports any firearm or ammunition from Antigua and Barbuda.

[* Penalties increased by section 11 of the Law Revision (Miscellaneous) (Amendments) Act 1999]

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