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Belize. 2000 ‘Prohibition on Possession, Use, etc., of Certain Firearms.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 143, Revised Edition 2000. Belmopan: Law Revision Commissioner. 31 December

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35. Prohibition on Possession, Use, etc., of Certain Firearms

(1) Subject to section 33 [exemptions for Naval, Military, Air or Volunteer Forces; or Police, Prison or Revenue Services], no person, including a gun-dealer shall own, keep, carry, use or have in his possession any firearm or ammunition, of the following description -
(a) rifle of 7.62 or higher calibre;
(b) revolver of .44 or higher calibre;
(c) magnum revolver of .357 calibre;
(d) sawed-off shotgun of any calibre;
(e) machine gun of any calibre.

(2) A gun licence or gun-dealer's licence granted to any person in respect of any firearm of the description mentioned in subsection (1) shall be deemed to have been cancelled on and from the date of commencement of the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1987, and such person shall surrender such fire-arm to the Commissioner within one month of such commencement.

(3) Any person who contravenes the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable-
(a) upon summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to seven years;
(b) upon conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to seven years.

ID: Q1759

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