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Dominica. 1973 ‘Firearms Act - Interpretation.’ Laws of Dominica, Firearms Act, Chapter 15:31, Act No.37 of 1973 [with Amendments to 1990]; Preliminary (Section 2). Roseau: Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 25 October

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2. In this Act -

"ammunition" means -
(a) ammunition for a firearm of any kind;
(b) every shell, cartridge case, bomb, hand-grenade, bullet or like missile, whether containing any explosive or gas or chemical or not, and whether intended to be discharged from or by any gun or other propelling or releasing instrument or mechanism or not, except missiles which can be used only for the purpose of extinguishing fires;..
(e) every bullet clip of cartridge clip;..

"automatic firearm" means any firearm so designed or adapted that if pressure is applied to the trigger missiles continue to be discharged until pressure is removed from the trigger or until the magazine containing the missile is empty;..

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Police;

"firearm" means any lethal barrelled weapon from which ammunition can be discharged or any prohibited weapon, and includes any component part of any such weapon, and any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the weapon, but does not include any air rifle, air gun, or air pistol of a type prescribed by order made by the Minister and of a calibre so described;..

"Minister" means Minister of Home Affairs;..

"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;

"restricted person" means any person who has at any time within five years next before the event in relation to which the term is used -
(a) been declared by a Court pursuant to section 3 to be a restricted person; or
(b) been convicted of an offence involving violence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment, exceeding three months;

ID: Q3202

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