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Montserrat. 2000 ‘Interpretation.’ Laws of Montserrat, Chapter 10.02, Firearms Act and Subsidiary Legislation, Revised Edition showing the law as at 1 January 2008; Article 2. Plymouth: Law Revision Commissioner. 15 November

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Interpretation

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —

"ammunition" includes -
(a) every shell, cartridge, bomb, hand grenade, or projectile containing any explosive or gas or chemical whether intended to be discharged from or by any gun or other propelling or releasing instrument or mechanism or not, except hand grenades which can be used only for the purpose of extinguishing fires and a marine signal rocket or flare;
(b) every fuse, percussion cap, or priming cap, which could be used for the purpose of exploding any shell, bomb, hand grenade or other projectile;
(c) an explosive when enclosed in any case or contrivance, or otherwise adapted or prepared so as to form a cartridge, charge or complete round of small arms, cannon, or any other weapon, or to form any tube for firing explosives, or to
form a detonator, a projectile, or other contrivance than a fireworks, which can be used either singly or in suitable combinations, as, or in connection with, a missile;
(d) everything which can be declared by regulations to be ammunition;…

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Police;

"firearm" means a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged and includes -
(a) any prohibited weapon, whether it is such a lethal weapon or not;
(b) any component part of such a lethal or prohibited weapon;
(c) any accessory to any such weapon designed or adapted to diminish the notice or flash caused by firing the weapon;
(d) any Verey pistol or signal gun; and
(e) any air rifle, air gun, air weapon or air pistol; but does not include -
(i) an antique firearm;
(ii) a starting pistol;…

"prohibited weapon" and "prohibited ammunition" means any weapon or ammunition mentioned in section 3;…

"shot gun" means a smooth-bore gun with a barrel not less than 24 inches in length, not being an air gun;

ID: Q3635

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