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Ecuador. 1997 ‘Firearms for Personal Defence (Armas de Fuego de Defensa Personal).’ Regulations to the Act on Arms, Ammunition, Explosives and Accessories, Executive Decree No. 169. RO/32; Title IV, Chapter I (Article 18), p. 13. Quito: Ministry of the Attorney General of the Republic of Ecuador. 27 March

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Reglamento a la Ley Sobre Armas, Municiones, Explosivos y Accesorios. Decreto Ejecutivo No. 169. RO/ 32

Artículo 18. Armas de Fuego de Defensa Personal

Son armas de fuego de defensa personal, aquellas diseñadas para defensa individual a corta distancia; tales como:

a) Pistolas hasta el calibre 9mm; semiautomáticas, con alimentadoras de hasta diez proyectiles;
b) Revólveres hasta el calibre 38;
c) Escopetas recortadas del calibre 10 al 410 o sus equivalentes; y,
d) Otras armas de las no previstas en los literales anteriores, previa autorización del Comando Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas.

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Translated content:

Regulations to the Act on Arms, Ammunition, Explosives and Accessories, Executive Decree No. 169. RO/32

Article 18. Firearms for Personal Defence

Firearms for personal defence are short-range weapons designed for individual defence, such as:

a) Pistols with a calibre not greater than 9 mm; semi-automatics, with magazines containing up to 10 bullets;
b) Revolvers with a calibre not greater than .38 inches;
c) Sawn-off shotguns of calibres from 10 gauge to .410 or their equivalents; and,
d) Other weapons not included in the above paragraphs, subject to authorisation of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces.

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