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Venezuela. 2013 ‘Permit to Carry Firearms for Personal Defence (Permiso de Porte de Arma de Fuego para Defensa Personal).’ Act on the Disarmament and Control of Arms and Ammunition; Title III, Chapter I (Article 21), pp. 12. Caracas: National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, N. 846. 11 June

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Ley para el Desarme y Control de Armas y Municiones

Artículo 21. Permiso de porte de arma de fuego para defensa personal

El permiso de porte de arma de fuego para defensa personal tendrá carácter restringido y será otorgado por el órgano de la Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana con competencia en materia de control de armas, a las personas naturales que demuestren la efectiva necesidad de proteger su integridad física ante la amenaza potencial de un peligro inminente.

Dicho permiso tendrá una vigencia de dos años contados a partir de la fecha de su otorgamiento y estará limitado a un arma de fuego.

Para el otorgamiento del permiso la persona solicitante, además de cumplir con los requisitos comunes establecidos para las personas naturales, deberá cumplir con:

1. Constancia de trabajo o declaración jurada de libre ejercicio profesional.
2. Certificación de ingresos.
3. Constancia de la última declaración del impuesto sobre la renta.
4. Declaración jurada de la persona solicitante donde exponga detalladamente las circunstancias de riesgo y vulnerabilidad que le afectan y que a su juicio justifican el porte de un arma de fuego para su defensa personal, la de sus bienes y su grupo familiar.

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Translated content:

Act on the Disarmament and Control of Arms and Ammunition

Article 21. Permit to Carry Firearms for Personal Defence

A permit to carry firearms for personal defence will have a restricted character and will be issued by the body of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces in charge of arms control to individuals who have demonstrated a real necessity to protect their own physical integrity before the potential threat of an impelling danger.

This permit will have a validity of two years, starting from the day of its issuance, and will be limited to one single firearm.

In order for the permit to be granted, the applicant will have to fulfil the common requirements established for individuals, as well as with the following:

1. Evidence of work or sworn declaration of independent working status.
2. Declaration of income.
3. Proof of most recent income-tax declaration.
4. Sworn Declaration, certified by a notary, in which the applicant explains in detail the circumstances of risk and vulnerability which affect him and on the basis of which he should be granted a permit to carry firearms for his own personal defence or that of his goods and family.

ID: Q9127

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