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St Lucia. 2003 ‘Interpretation.’ Saint Lucia Firearms Act No.9 of 2003; Part I (Section 2). Castries: House of Assembly and the Senate of Saint Lucia. 20 January

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2. In this Act

"ammunition" includes
(a) ammunition for any firearm, restricted ammunition, grenades, bombs and other similar prohibited missiles whether capable of use with a firearm or not;
(b) the complete round or its components, including cartridges cases, primers, propellants, powder, bullets and projectiles that are used in any firearm;

"antique firearm" means any firearm that is not less than fifty years old and is incapable of being fired and includes any replica of such firearm;..

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Police;..

"firearm" means —
(a) any lethal barrelled weapon capable of discharging any shot, bullet or missile;
(b) any restricted or prohibited weapon;
(c) any component part of a weapon described in (a) or (b); or
(d) any accessory to any such weapon described in (a) or (b) designed or adapted to diminish the noise, flash or discharge of such weapon;..

"imitation firearm" means any toy or object having the appearance of a firearm whether or not it is capable of discharging a shot, bullet or other missile;..

"Minister" means the Minister responsible for Security;..

"prohibited weapon" means any firearm, ammunition or weapon referred to in section 3 and includes replica of such prohibited weapon;..

"restricted ammunition" means any ammunition designed or adapted to contain any noxious liquid, gas or other substance;

"restricted person" means a person who within the preceding five years
(a) has been so declared under section 11;
(b) has been convicted of an offence involving violence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment exceeding six months; or
(c) is over eighteen years and has been convicted of an indictable offence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment exceeding two years;

"restricted weapon" means any weapon designed or adapted for the discharge of noxious liquid, gas or other substance;

"shot gun" means a smooth bore gun with a barrel of not less than eighteen inches, not being an air gun and includes any component part, or any accessory of it designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing such gun;..

"sporting firearm" means —
(a) a .22 calibre pistol with a barrel length of four inches and above;
(b) a .22 calibre rifle with a barrel length of eighteen inches and above;
(c) a shotgun with a barrel length of twenty-six inches and above and includes any other firearm designed or modified for sporting purposes;

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