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Bahamas. 1969 ‘Restrictions on Sale, Repair of Firearms and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 213, 1969; Part VI (Section 28). Nassau: Government of the Bahamas. 17 July

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Restrictions on Sale, Repair of Firearms and Ammunition

28. (1) No person shall sell or transfer to any other person, other than a registered firearms dealer, a firearm or ammunition, unless that other person produces a firearm certificate or a gun licence authorising him to purchase or acquire or shows that he is by virtue of this Act entitled to purchase or acquire it without such a certificate or licence:
Provided that this subsection shall not prevent -
(a) a person parting with the possession of a firearm or ammunition, otherwise than in pursuance of a contract of sale or hire, or by way of gift or loan, to a person who shows that he is by virtue of this Act entitled to have possession of the firearm or ammunition without holding such a certificate or licence; or
(b) the delivery of a firearm or ammunition by a carrier or warehouseman, or a servant authorised in writing by such carrier or warehouseman, in the ordinary course of his business or employment as such.

(2) Every person who sells, lets or hires, gives or lends a firearm or ammunition to any person other than a registered firearms dealer, shall, unless that other person shows that he is by virtue of this Act entitled to purchase or acquire the firearm or ammunition without holding a firearm certificate or gun licence, comply with any instructions contained in the certificate or licence produced and in the case of a firearm shall within forty-eight hours from the transaction, send by registered post notice of the transaction to the Commissioner.

(3) No person, unless authorised in writing by the Commissioner, shall
undertake the repair, test or proof of a firearm or ammunition for another person other than a registered firearms dealer as such, unless that other person produces or causes to be produced a firearm certificate or gun licence authorising him to have possession of the firearm or ammunition, or shows that he is by virtue of this Act entitled to have possession of the firearm or ammunition without holding such a certificate or licence.

(4) If any person -
(a) contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this section; or
(b) with a view to purchasing or acquiring, or procuring the repair, test or proof of a firearm or ammunition, produces a false firearm certificate or licence or a firearm certificate or licence in which any false entry has been made, or impersonates a person to whom a firearm certificate or gun licence has been granted, or makes any false statement;
he shall, for each offence, be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for six months or to a fine of one hundred and fifty dollars or to both such imprisonment and fine.

ID: Q3137

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