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Dominica. 1973 ‘Possession with Licence Only.’ Laws of Dominica, Firearms Act, Chapter 15:31, Act No.37 of 1973 [with Amendments to 1990]; Part I (Section 6). Roseau: Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 25 October

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Possession with Licence Only

6. (1) Subject to section 7, a person may purchase, acquire or have in his possession a firearms or ammunition only if he holds a firearm user's licence with respect to the firearm or ammunition.

(2) Notwithstanding any other law including any enactment repealed by this Act, a person may not have in his possession any prohibited weapon unless he is a police officer, a customs officer or a member of the armed forces of the State acting in his capacity as such.

(3) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this section is liable, in the case of -
(a) an offence under subsection (1) -
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine of six thousand dollars or to imprisonment for two years; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for five years.
(b) an offence under subsection (2) -
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine of fifteen thousand dollars and to imprisonment for two years; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for five years.

(4) In addition to any other offence for which he may be convicted, a restricted person who purchases, acquires or has in his possession a firearm or ammunition contrary to subsection (1) is liable, in case of -
(a) an offence under subsection (1), on summary conviction to a fine of six thousand dollars and to imprisonment for two years; or
(b) an offence under subsection (2) -
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine of seven thousand five hundred dollars and to imprisonment for three years; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for five years.

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