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Guatemala. 2009 ‘Description of Firearms for Collective Use and Management (Descripción de las armas de uso y manejo colectivo).’ Firearms and Ammunition Act, Decree No. 15 (Ley de Armas y Municiones, Decreto Numero 15); Title I, Single Chapter (Article 7), p. 2. Guatemala City: Congress of Guatemala. 21 April

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Artículo 7. Descripción de las armas de uso y manejo colectivo

Las armas de manejo colectivo comprenden: las ametralladoras ligeras y pesadas, cañones ametralladores, cañones, aparatos de lanzamiento y puntería de granadas y proyectiles impulsados o propulsados.

Las armas de fuego de uso bélico, químicas, explosivos bélicos, artefactos bélicos y armas de propósito bélico especial, son de uso exclusivo del Ejército de Guatemala, a excepción de los explosivos que unidades especializadas de la Policía Nacional Civil utilicen en función de la seguridad interna y las que se encuentran contempladas en las prohibiciones establecidas en los convenios o tratados internacionales aceptados y ratificados por Guatemala.

Se incluyen también cualquier tipo de granadas, explosivos no industriales y/o elementos necesarios para su lanzamiento; así como las armas de fuego y sus municiones diseñadas con propósitos bélicos especiales como aquellas que fueron fabricadas sin número de serie, silenciadas o con alta precisión que no sean para uso deportivo y otras características aplicables a propósitos bélicos.

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Article 7. Description of Firearms for Collective Use and Management

Firearms for collective management include: light and heavy machine guns, sub-machine guns, cannons, launching devices and grenades and projectile propelled launchers.

Firearms for military use, as well as chemicals, military explosives, military artifacts and weapons of war for special use shall only be used by the Military of Guatemala. Except for the explosives specialist unit of the National Civil Police who may use the material during internal security matters which are covered by prohibitions set forth in international conventions or treaties that have been accepted and ratified by Guatemala.

This also includes any type of grenade, non-industrial explosives and/or items required for their release, as well as firearms and their ammunition designed for special military purposes and those that were manufactured without serial numbers, standard or high-precision silencers that are not used for sporting matters and other characteristics applicable to military purposes.

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