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Jamaica. 1967 ‘General Provisions as to Grant and Issue of Licences, Certificates and Permits.’ Firearms Act 1967 Regulation, Act 23 of 2010; Part V (Article 29), pp. 32.01-32.02. Kingston: Parliament of Jamaica. 16 March

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General provisions as to grant and issue of licences, certificates and permits

29. (1) Subject to this section and to sections 28 and 37, the grant of any licence, certificate or permit shall be in the discretion of the Authority.

(2) No licence, certificate or permit shall be granted in relation to any prohibited weapon.

(3) No licence, certificate or permit shall be granted to a restricted person1 2 or in relation to any restricted weapon or restricted ammunition except with the prior approval of the Minister:
Provided that this subsection shall not apply to the grant to any restricted person of a Firearm Disposal Permit.

(4) A Firearm Import Permit, a Firearm User's Licence, a Firearm User's (Special) Permit, a Firearm User's (Employee's) Certificate or a certificate issued under paragraph (j) of subsection (2) of section 20 shall be granted by the Authority only if he is satisfied that the applicant has a good reason for importing, purchasing, acquiring or having in his possession the firearm or ammunition in respect of which the application is made, and can be permitted to have in his possession that firearm or ammunition without danger to the public safety or to the peace:
Provided that such a permit, certificate or licence shall not be granted to a person whom the Authority has reason to believe to be of intemperate habits or unsound mind, or to be for any reason unfitted to be entrusted with such a firearm or ammunition:
Provided further that no Firearm User's Licence, Firearm User's (Special) Permit or Firearm User's (Employee's) Certificate shall be granted until the applicant therefore has -
(a) satisfied the Authority of his proficiency in the use and management of the type of firearm in respect of which his application is made;
(b) satisfied the Authority that he has made adequate provision for keeping the firearm in respect of which his application is made in a secure place when it is not being carried or used in accordance with the Licence, Permit or Certificate; and
(c) if the application is in respect of a firearm already in the possession of the applicant, produced the firearm in respect of which his application is made for inspection by the Authority.

(5) Subsection (1) shall not apply to the grant of any Firearm Disposal Permit.

(6) A licence or certificate shall not be issued to any person until the Authority is satisfied that the appropriate duty has been paid.

(7) Where the application for a licence or certificate is refused, the applicant may on the presentation of a certificate to that effect from the Authority, obtain from the Collector of Taxes a refund of the duty paid in respect of that application.

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