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Cayman Islands. 1964 ‘Special Restriction on Carrying of Firearms in Public Places.’ Firearms Law 17 of 1964 (2008 Revision); Part IV (Article 17), pp. 12-13. George Town: Government of the Cayman Islands. 22 October

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Special Restriction on Carrying of Firearms in Public Places

17. (1) The Governor may, by Proclamation, apply this section to any area, district, town or village specified in such Proclamation.

(2) Every Proclamation under subsection (1)-
(a) shall remain in force for a period of not more than one month (without prejudice to the power to issue a further Proclamation at or before the end of such period);
(b) shall be published in the Gazette; and
(c) may at any time be varied, altered, amended or revoked by the Governor.

(3) Subject to subsection (6), no person shall carry any firearm in any public place within any area, district, town or village to which this section applies, except in accordance with the terms of a Firearm User's (Special) Permit.

(4) Whoever contravenes this section is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of fifty thousand dollars and to imprisonment for ten years.

(5) Where any person is arrested for, or legal proceedings are instituted against, any person in respect of the contravention of this section, any firearm found upon such person at the time of his arrest or at the time of the alleged contravention of this section shall be retained by the Police until such time as any legal proceedings against such person in respect of such contravention are finally disposed of.

(6) This section shall not apply to any officer, warrant officer, non-commissioned officer or men of any of Her Majesty's Forces or to any constable.

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