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Dominica. 2011 ‘Interpretation.’ Firearms Act No. 3 of 2011; Part I (Section 2), pp. 206-210. Roseau: Parliament of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 15 April

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Interpretation

Section 2. In this Act –

"acquire" includes buy, accept as a gift or borrow…
"antique firearm collectors licence" means an antique firearm collectors licence referred to in section 20…
"appropriate authority" means the Commissioner of Police…
"former Act" means the Firearms Act Chap. 15:31…
"minor" means a person under the age of 18…
"Minister" means the Minister responsible for Security…
"prohibited weapon" means a firearm, ammunition or weapon referred to in section 4 and includes a replica of the prohibited weapon…
"public place" includes a highway, premises or place to which at the material time, the public has or is permitted to have access whether on payment of a fee or otherwise;
"restricted ammunition" means any ammunition designed or adapted to contain any noxious liquid, gas or other substance;
"restricted person" means a person who within the preceding five years –
(a) has been so declared under section 15(3);
(b) has been convicted of an offence involving violence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment exceeding six months; or
(c) is over eighteen years [of age] and has been convicted of an indictable offence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment exceeding two years;
"restricted weapon" means any weapon designed or adapted for the discharge of noxious liquid, gas or other substance;
"shot gun" means a smooth-bore gun with a barrel of not less than eighteen inches, not being an air gun and includes any component part, or any accessory of it, designed or adapted to diminish the noise or flash caused by firing the gun…
"sporting firearm" means –
(a) a .22 calibre pistol with a barrel length of four inches and above;
(b) a .22 calibre rifle with a barrel length of eighteen inches and above;
(c) a shotgun with a barrel length of twenty-six inches and above and includes any other firearm designed or modified for sporting purposes…
"trade as a dealer in firearms" means to import, deal in, repair, test, prove, sell or make firearms or ammunition or both which are not prohibited weapons;
"transfer" includes let, hire, give, lend or part with possession.

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