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Bahamas. 1969 ‘Grant of Licences.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 213, 1969; Part IV (Section 16). Nassau: Government of the Bahamas. 17 July

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Grant of Licences

16. (1) An application for the grant of a gun licence under the provisions of this section shall be made in the prescribed form to the Commissioner and shall state such particulars as may be required by the said form.

(2) The licence may be granted by the Commissioner if he is satisfied on good and sufficient evidence that the applicant is a fit and proper person to be granted a gun licence:
Provided that a licence shall not be granted to a person whom the Commissioner has reason to believe to be prohibited by this Act from possessing a gun to which this Part of this Act applies, or to be of intemperate habits or unsound mind, or to be for any reason unfitted to be entrusted with such a gun.

(3) A gun licence granted under this section shall be in the prescribed form and shall specify any condition subject to which it is held and shall, unless previously revoked, continue in force until midnight of the thirty-first day of December of the year in which it was granted but shall be renewable from year to year by the Commissioner: and the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to a renewal of a gun licence as they apply to the grant of such a licence:
Provided that an application for the renewal of a gun licence shall be made within fourteen days after the expiration of the gun licence concerned.

(4) If any person makes any statement which he knows to be false for the purpose of procuring, whether for himself or any other person, the grant of a licence under this section he shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for six months or to a fine of sixty dollars or to both such imprisonment and fine.

(5) The Licensing Authority may direct in writing that all or any of the powers and functions vested in the Commissioner under the provisions of this section shall for the time being be exercisable in any Out Island District by any police officer of or above the rank of inspector, or by the commissioner of that district, subject to such conditions and restrictions as he may think fit.

[According to section 14 of this Act, 'gun' applies to:
(a) smooth bore guns; whether single or double barrelled having such barrel or barrels not less than twenty inches in length; and
(b) air guns, air rifles or air pistols not being of a type prescribed by the rules made under the provisions of section 47 of this Act to be specially dangerous]

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