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Virgin Islands (US). 1984 ‘Grounds for Refusing to Issue License.’ Virgin Islands (US) Code; Title 23, Chapter 5 (Section 458). Charlotte Amalie: Office of the Code Revisor, Legislature of the Virgin Islands (US). 15 June

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23 V.I.C. § 458

(a) The Commissioner shall not issue a license to have and possess a firearm to any person convicted in or outside the Virgin Islands of any crime of violence; or of any violation of a narcotic or "harmful drug" law; nor to any person who is mentally incompetent, or a habitual drunkard or a narcotic or drug addict; nor to any person convicted for the violation of the provisions of this chapter; nor to any person who for justifiable reasons is deemed to be an improper person by the Commissioner.

(b) The Commissioner shall not issue a license to have and possess a firearm to persons employed by private security guard or investigative agencies, as defined in subsection (g) of section 1303 of this title, unless and until such persons (i) have successfully completed the psychological and drug and alcohol abuse tests authorized to be administered by the Department of Health pursuant to the provisions of section 418a of chapter 23 of Title 3, Virgin Islands Code, and (ii) have successfully completed a comprehensive course in the proper handling and use of firearms, including a comprehensive examination at the conclusion thereof, which, in the opinion of the Commissioner, is comparable in scope to that administered to appointees of the Police Division of the U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department (V.I.P.D.) pursuant to the authority of section 258, Title 3, Virgin Islands Code; Provided, however, That once such persons have complied with requirements under this subsection, he or she will be deemed to have complied with these requirements for all future applications for licenses to have and possess firearms, or for renewals of such licenses.

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