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Trinidad and Tobago. 1971 ‘Prohibition on Manufacture, etc., of Firearm or Ammunition.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 16:01, Revised Edition 2011; Chapter 16:01, Act 44 (Section 15), pp. 20-21. Port of Spain: Ministry of Legal Affairs. 1 January

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Prohibition on manufacture, etc., of firearm or ammunition [Last amended by Act 2 of 2011]

15. (1) No person may manufacture or assemble any firearm or ammunition in Trinidad and Tobago and, in particular, a person other than the holder of a Gunsmith's Licence shall not —

(a) shorten the barrel of any firearm;
(b) convert into a firearm (other than a prohibited weapon) anything which is not a firearm; or
(c) convert into a prohibited weapon anything which is not a prohibited weapon…

(3) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) is liable in the case of—

(a) an offence in relation to the manufacture of prohibited weapons, on conviction on indictment to a fine of forty thousand dollars and to imprisonment for twenty-five years;

(b) an offence in relation to the manufacture of firearms or ammunition, other than a prohibited weapon—
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for fifteen years;
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for twenty-five years;

(c) an offence in relation to paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1)(a) or (b)—

(i) on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for fifteen years; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for twenty-five years;

(d) an offence in relation to paragraph (c)—
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand dollars and to imprisonment for fifteen years;
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for twenty-five years.

(4) Any person who has in his possession a firearm—

(a) the barrel of which has been shortened; or

(b) in relation to which an offence under subsection (1)(b) or (c) has been committed, shall be deemed, unless he proves the contrary, to have committed the offence under subsection (1)(a), (b) or (c), respectively.

ID: Q2312

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