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Antigua and Barbuda. 1973 ‘Carrying of Firearms and Ammunition in Public Places.’ Laws of Antigua and Barbuda, Chapter 171, The Firearms Act [Act with amendments to 1989]; Part III (Section 28). St John's: Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda. 1 May

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Carrying of Firearms and Ammunition in Public Places

28. (1) The holder of a licence or certificate who is thereby authorised to carry a firearm and ammunition in a public place shall whenever he carries such firearm or ammunition in a public place have with him the licence or certificate in respect of such firearm and ammunition.

(2) Subject to subsection (4), except in the case of a person exempted by virtue of section 7, a police officer may require any person whom he sees or whom he believes to be carrying any firearm or ammunition in any public place to produce to him his licence or certificate in relation to such firearm or ammunition and to produce the firearm or ammunition.

(3) A person so required under subsection (2) who is so carrying a firearm or ammunition and who fails to produce the licence or certificate as the case may be, or to permit the police officer to read the licence or certificate or to produce the firearm or ammunition or to permit him to examine the firearm or ammunition for the purpose of verifying the particulars in the licence or certificate, is guilty of an offence, and the provisions of subsection (4) as to search, seizure and retention of firearms and ammunition shall apply in any such case, and the police officer may, without warrant, arrest such person or may require that person to declare to him immediately his name and address.

(4) Where a police officer has reasonable cause to suspect that any person is carrying a firearm or ammunition in a public place contrary to any of the provisions of this Act, the police officer may search that person, and may
seize and retain any firearm or ammunition carried by that person until such time as legal proceedings against that person for any offence in relation to such firearm or ammunition are finally determined, and may without warrant arrest such person.

(5) A person so required under subsection (3) who refuses to declare his name and address, or fails to give his true name and address is guilty of an offence and the police officer may arrest without warrant any person who refuses so to declare his name and address, or whom he reasonably suspects of giving a false name or address or of intending to abscond.

(6) A police officer authorised in writing by the Commissioner of Police may at any time require the holder of a licence, certificate or permit to produce for inspection the firearm and ammunition to which it relates, and any person who without good cause refuses or fails to do so is guilty of an offence.

(7) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for one year.

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