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Uruguay. 2010 ‘Penalty for Firing a Firearm in Public (Penal para el disparo de armas de fuego en poblado).’ Criminal Code (Código Penal); Book III, Title I, Chapter IV (Article 365 (13)), p. 58. Montevideo: The Senate and House of Representatives of Uruguay. 1 March

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Penal para el disparo de armas de fuego en poblado

Artículo 365. Será castigado con 10 U.R. (diez unidades reajustables) a 100 U.R. (cien unidades reajustables) de multa o prisión equivalente…

13. (Disparo de armas de fuego y de petardos en poblado) - El que dentro de poblado o en sitio público, o frecuentado, disparare armas de fuego, petardos, u otros proyectiles, que causaren peligro o alarma.

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Penalty for Firing a Firearm in Public

Article 365. [The following offence] Shall be punished with a fine of between 10 U.R. (ten unidades reajustables) and 100 U.R. (one hundred unidades reajustables) or imprisonment equivalent…

13. (Firing a firearm and firecrackers in public) - Persons who shoot firearms, firecrackers, or other projectiles, putting people in danger or alarming them, in town or in a public location.

[Editors note: 'Unidades reajustables' (U.R.) were created in Uruguay by the Act No. 13.728 of December 17, 1968, adjusted to the average wage index as periodically calculated by the National Institute of Statistics.]

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