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Puerto Rico. 2000 ‘Storage and Custody of Firearms in Weapons and Ammunitions Depots.’ Puerto Rico Arms Act of 2000; Title 25, Subtitle 1, Part V, Chapter 51A (Sub-chapter 5, Section 458l). San Juan: Puerto Rico. 11 September

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25 L.P.R.A. § 458l (2013)

Section 458l. Storage and Custody of Firearms in Weapons and Ammunitions Depots

Every dealer shall be bound to implement the safety measures required by the Police1 by regulations for the storage or custody of firearms and ammunition. The Police shall examine the dealers' places of business every three (3) months, which, if they do not meet the required safety measures, shall have thirty (30) days to comply with them, or if not, they shall deposit the firearms and ammunition they have for sale, for their custody and storage in the vault of another dealer or in the weapons and ammunition depot of the Puerto Rico Police, within the term determined by the Superintendent,1 until the deficiency is corrected.

The dealers who in order to correct deficiencies, use the weapons and ammunition depot, shall pay a monthly sum for the storage and custody of their arms and ammunitions which shall be determined by regulations. When establishing the cost of storage and custody, the operating costs of the weapons and ammunition depot, and the handling of the receipt, classification, custody and delivery of the arms and ammunitions, shall be taken into consideration. The costs to be charged to the users of the weapons and ammunition depot shall, under no circumstances, exceed the real and reasonable cost of the service rendered.

The Superintendent, or the person in charge of the weapons and ammunition depot, shall remit an invoice to the dealers, as provided by regulations, in which the cost of storage and custody of their weapons shall be indicated, according to the dealer's use of the weapons and ammunition depot during said month. Failure of the dealer to pay it shall be sufficient motive for the Superintendent, after a formal hearing, to revoke the license that he has issued to him/her.

The firearms of those citizens who have a weapons license, who want their arms to be kept temporarily in the weapons and ammunition depot as a safety measure, may be stored by the payment of a fee, without impairing said citizen's option to keep their firearms in the private establishments of the dealers.

ID: Q11247

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