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Mexico. 2015 ‘Firearms Manufacture and Commerce (Fábricas y Comercios 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 III, Chapter I (Article 37), p. 10. Mexico City: Congress of Mexico. 12 November

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Artículo 37

Es facultad exclusiva del Presidente de la República autorizar el establecimiento de fábricas y comercios de armas.

El control y vigilancia de las actividades y operaciones industriales y comerciales que se realicen con armas, municiones, explosivos, artificios y substancias químicas, será hecho por la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional.

Los permisos específicos que se requieran en estas actividades serán otorgados por la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional con conocimiento de la Secretaría de Gobernación y sin perjuicio de las atribuciones que competan a otras autoridades.

Las dependencias oficiales y los organismos públicos federales que realicen estas actividades, se sujetarán a las disposiciones legales que las regulen.

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Translated content:

Article 37

It is exclusively the authority of the President of the Republic to authorise the establishment of manufacturers and sellers of arms.

The control and monitoring of the activities and industrial and commercial operations carried out with arms, ammunition, explosives, devices and chemical substances, will be made by the Secretariat of National Defence.

The specific permits that are required for these activities will be awarded by the Secretariat of National Defence with the consent of the Secretariat of the Government and without prejudice to the powers falling within the remit of other authorities.

Public federal departments and agencies carrying out these activities are subject to the laws that regulate them.

[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]

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