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Jamaica. 1967 ‘Restriction on Importation, Exportation and Transhipment of Firearms and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act 1967 Regulation, Act 23 of 2010; Part II (Article 4), pp. 9-10. Kingston: Parliament of Jamaica. 16 March

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Restriction on importation, exportation and transhipment of firearms and ammunition

4.1 A person shall not import into, export from or transship in Jamaica any firearm or ammunition except under and in accordance with the terms of a Firearm Import Permit, Firearm Export Permit or Firearm Transshipment Permit, as the case may be.

(2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable -

(a) in the case of an offence relating to a prohibited weapon -
(i) on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding two years;
(ii) on conviction before a Circuit Court to imprisonment for life or such other term, being not less tan fifteen years, as the Court considers appropriate with or without hard labour;

(b) in the case of an offence relating to a restricted weapon or to restricted ammunition -
(i) on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment with, or without hard labour for a term not exceeding two years; or
(ii) on conviction before a Circuit Court to imprisonment for life or such other term, being not less than fifteen years, as the Court considers appropriate with or without hard labour;

(c) in any other case -
(i) on summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment with or without hard labour for a term not exceeding two years;
(ii) on conviction before a Circuit Court to imprisonment for life or such other term, being not less than fifteen years, as the Court considers appropriate with or without hard labour.

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