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Dominican Republic. 1965 ‘Penalties for Shortening Firearms (Penas para Armas Recortadas).’ Act No. 36 of 1965 on the Commerce, Carrying and Possession of Firearms ; Chapter V (Article 43), p. 15. Santo Domingo: Official Gazette of the Dominican Republic. 18 October

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Ley No. 36, 1965, sobre Comercio, Porte y Tenencia de Armas

Artículo 43. Penas para Armas Recortadas
(Modificado por la Ley 589, del 2 de julio del 1970, G.O. No. 9191, del 8 de Julio del 1970.)

Se castigará con la pena de diez (10) a veinte 20 años de trabajos públicos a toda persona que recorte o haga recortar carabinas, escopetas, rifles y cualquier otra clase de armas de fuego; o que coopere en tales operaciones o proporcione los medios para ejecutarlas; caso que tuviere en su poder, oculte o conduzca armas así modificadas; o que de manera general haya facilitado o ayudado a la comisión de este crimen.

En estos casos el tribunal ordenará siempre la confiscación de las armas…

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Translated content:

Act No. 36 of 1965, on the Commerce, Carrying and Possession of Firearms

Article 43. Penalties for Shortening Firearms
(Modified by Act 589, July 2 1970, G.O. No. 9191, 8 July 1970)

Whoever shortens carbines, shotguns, rifles and any other type of firearm, or has it done by someone else; or takes part in or provides a means to execute this operation; or has in his possession, hidden or concealed firearms thus modified; or more generally has facilitated or helped in carrying out such a crime, shall be punished with ten (10) to twenty (20) years of public work.

In these cases, the court shall always order the confiscation of the firearms…

ID: Q9536

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