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Congo (DRC). 2010 ‘Articles 39, 40 and 41.’ Proposed Act on Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Democratic Republic of Congo of October 2010, p. 17. Kinshasa: National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1 October

Relevant contents

Article 39:

Est puni d'une peine d'emprisonnement de cinq à dix ans et d'une amende de 25.000.000Fc à 250.000.000Fc, quiconque se livre à la fabrication illicite d'armes à feu, de leurs pièces détachées et des munitions.

Article 40:

Est puni d'une peine d'emprisonnement de cinq à dix ans et d'une amende de 25.000.000Fc à 250.000.000Fc, quiconque se livre au trafic illicite d'armes à feu, de leurs pièces détachées et des munitions…

Article 41:

Les peines prévues à l'article 40 de la présente loi sont applicables aussi à quiconque se livre à la falsification, à l'effacement, à l'enlèvement ou à l'altération de façon illicite de la marque que porte toute arme à feu.

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Translated content:

Article 39:

Any person engaged in the illicit manufacture of firearms, their parts and ammunition, is punishable by a prison term of 5 to 10 years and a fine of 25,000,000Fc to 250,000,000Fc.

Article 40:

Any person engaged in the illicit trafficking of firearms, their parts and ammunition, is punishable by a prison term of 5 to 10 years and a fine of 25,000,000Fc to 250,000,000Fc…

Article 41:

The penalties provided for in article 40 of this Act shall apply also to any person engaged in the illicit falsification, deletion, removal or alteration of markings of any firearm.

[Note: This is the Proposed Act to amend the Ordinance 'Law No 085/035 of September 3, 1985, on the Regime of Arms and Ammunition', in line with the Nairobi Protocol for the Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons. The first 30 articles of the 2010 Proposed Act are relatively unchanged from the 1985 Law.]

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