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Bahamas. 1969 ‘Provisions as to Shortening Guns and Converting Imitation Firearms into Firearms.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 213, 1969; Part VI (Section 36). Nassau: Government of the Bahamas. 17 July

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Provisions as to Shortening Guns and Converting Imitation Firearms into Firearms

36. (1) No person other than a registered firearms dealer shall shorten the barrel of a smooth bore gun to a length less than twenty inches.

(2) No person other than a registered firearms dealer shall convert into a firearm anything which, though having the appearance of being a firearm, is so constructed as to be incapable of discharging any missile through the barrel thereof.

(3) If any person contravenes any of the foregoing provisions of this section he shall for each offence be liable on conviction on information to imprisonment for eighteen months or to a fine of three hundred dollars or to both such imprisonment and fine, or on summary conviction, to imprisonment for six months or to a fine of one hundred and fifty dollars or to both such imprisonment and fine.

(4) If any person purchases, acquires or has in his possession a smooth bore gun which has been shortened, or a firearm which has been converted as aforesaid (whether by a registered firearms dealer or not) without holding a firearm certificate authorising him to purchase, acquire or possess it, he shall be liable -
(a) on conviction on information to imprisonment for a term of twenty years;
(b) on summary conviction before a Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate to imprisonment for a term of five years;
and in addition to a fine of ten thousand dollars.

ID: Q3142

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