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Puerto Rico. 2000 ‘Electronic Register.’ Puerto Rico Arms Act of 2000; Title 25, Subtitle 1, Part V, Chapter 51A (Sub-chapter 2, Section 456). San Juan: Puerto Rico. 11 September

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25 L.P.R.A. § 456 (2013)

Section 456. Electronic Register

The Superintendent1 shall issue weapons and/or gunsmith1 licenses pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, which shall be designed to expedite the electronic registration of all transactions involving firearms and ammunition by the person who holds either of the above. It shall pertain to the Superintendent to provide, through regulations, the manner in which the electronic register system shall operate, and to ensure that the system that is designed directly informs the Police1 of every transaction made by a license holder…

The weapons license1 shall be issued on an identification card, sufficiently small to be carried in a commonly used wallet, and shall contain, at least, a photograph of the petitioner, his/her complete name, date of birth, personal data and his/her weapons license number. It shall also contain the date of issue and expiration of the license, as provided below. It shall also contain the mechanisms to access the Police electronic register system to ascertain its veracity and other relevant data, such as identification of its scope according to the categories of bearing, carrying the weapon, target shooting, hunting, or all categories. The license shall not contain the address of the petitioner, nor shall it mention the weapons or ammunition authorized for purchase, but the Police electronic register shall contain and furnish said information to its users…

The official identification card issued according to the provisions of this chapter shall be the only document providing the legal authority to conduct the authorized activities…

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