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Puerto Rico. 2000 ‘Manufacture, Importation, Sale and Distribution of Weapons.’ Puerto Rico Arms Act of 2000; Title 25, Subtitle 1, Part V, Chapter 51A (Sub-chapter 5, Section 458). San Juan: Puerto Rico. 11 September

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25 L.P.R.A. § 458 (2013)

Section 458. Manufacture, Importation, Sale and Distribution of Weapons

It shall be necessary to hold a license issued pursuant to the requirements set forth in this chapter to manufacture, import, offer, sell or have available for sale, rent or transfer any firearms or ammunition, or that portion or part of a firearm on which the manufacturer of the same places the serial number of the firearm.
Any infraction of this section shall constitute a felony and be punished with imprisonment for a fixed term of fifteen (15) years, without the right to suspended sentence, to parole, or to enjoy the benefits of a diversion program or to benefits or alternatives to imprisonment acknowledged in this jurisdiction, having to serve in calendar years the total amount of the penalty imposed. Should there be aggravating circumstances, the fixed penalty established may be increased up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) years; should there be extenuating circumstances, it may be reduced to a minimum of ten (10) years.

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