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Mexico. 2015 ‘Firearms Carrying Licence (Licencia de Porte de Armas).’ Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives of January 11, 1972 - Last amended in 2015 (Ley Federal de Armas y Explosivos del 11 de enero de 1972 - Última reforma publicada en 2015); Title II, Chapter III (Article 24), p. 5. Mexico City: Congress of Mexico. 12 November

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Artículo 24

Para portar armas se requiere la licencia respectiva.

Los miembros del Ejército, Armada y Fuerza Aérea quedan exceptuados de lo anterior, en los casos y condiciones que señalen las leyes y reglamentos aplicables.

Los integrantes de las instituciones policiales, federales, estatales, del Distrito Federal y municipales, así como de los servicios privados de seguridad, podrán portar armas en los casos, condiciones y requisitos que establecen la presente ley y las demás disposiciones legales aplicables.

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Translated content:

Article 24

In order to carry arms the respective license is required.

The members of the Army, Navy and Air Force are excepted from the previous item, in cases and conditions listed in the applicable laws and regulations.

The members of the institutions of police, federal, state, Federal District and municipalities, as well as private security services, may carry weapons according to the cases, conditions and requirements established by the present Law and other applicable laws.

[Editor's note: Unofficial translation by David B. Kopel and Ruben Medardo Tapia, 15 February 2009, based on the Mexican Government's 2004 reform - http://davekopel.org/Espanol/mexican-firearms-statutes.htm]

ID: Q2263

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