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Dominica. 2011 ‘Prohibition Against Possession Without a Licence.’ Firearms Act No. 3 of 2011; Part II (Section 5), pp. 212-213. Roseau: Parliament of the Commonwealth of Dominica. 15 April

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Prohibition Against Possession Without a Licence

Section 5. (1) A person shall not possess or control a prohibited weapon1 except as authorized by the law in force in Dominica.

(2) A person shall not possess or control a restricted weapon2 except as authorized by the appropriate authority under this Act.

(3) Subject to sections 25 and 56 a person shall not possess any other firearm or ammunition without a valid licence.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable –

(a) if in possession or control of a restricted weapon or restricted ammunition –
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years or to both;
(ii) on conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years;

(b) in any other case on –
(i) summary conviction to a fine of twenty thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fifteen years or to both.
(ii) conviction on indictment to a term of imprisonment not exceeding ten years…

(7) A person who is convicted of a second or subsequent offence under this section is in addition to being declared a prohibited person pursuant to section 15(3) is liable on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding twenty years or to both.

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