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Bahamas. 1969 ‘Grant Renewal, Variation and Revocation of Certificates.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 213, 1969; Part III (Section 10). Nassau: Government of the Bahamas. 17 July

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Grant Renewal, Variation and Revocation of Certificates

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

(2) The certificate may be granted by the Commissioner if he is satisfied that the applicant has a good reason for purchasing, acquiring or having in his possession the firearm or ammunition in respect of which the application is made, and can be permitted to have in his possession that firearm or ammunition without danger to the public safety or to the peace:
Provided that a certificate shall not be granted to a person whom the Commissioner has reason to believe to be prohibited by this Act from possessing a firearm 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 firearm.

(3) A certificate granted under this section shall be in the prescribed form and shall specify the conditions (if any) subject to which it is held, the nature and number of the firearm to which it relates, and, with respect to ammunition, the quantities authorised to be purchased and to be held at any one time thereunder.

(4) A firearm certificate shall, unless previously revoked, continue in force until midnight of the thirty-first day of December of the year in which it was issued 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 certificate as they apply to the grant of a certificate:
Provided that an application for renewal of a firearm certificate shall be made within fourteen days after the expiration of the certificate concerned.

(5) The Commissioner may at any time by notice in writing vary the conditions subject to which the certificate is held, except such of them as may be prescribed, and may by notice require the holder to deliver up the certificate to him within twenty-one days from the date of the notice for the purpose of amending the conditions specified therein.

(6) A firearm certificate may also, on the application of the holder thereof, be varied from time to time by the Commissioner.

(7) A firearm certificate may be revoked by the Commissioner if -
(a) he is satisfied that the holder is prohibited by this Act from possessing a firearm to which this Part of this Act applies, or is of intemperate habits or unsound mind, or is otherwise unfitted to be entrusted with such a firearm; or
(b) the holder fails to comply with a notice under subsection (5) of this section requiring him to deliver up the certificate.

(8) Any person aggrieved by a refusal of the Commissioner to grant him a certificate under this section or vary or renew a firearm certificate or by the revocation of a firearm certificate under paragraph (a) of the last foregoing subsection, may appeal to the Licensing Authority and the Licensing Authority may confirm, vary or revoke the decision so appealed against and his decision thereon shall be final and shall not be called in question in any court.

(9) In any case where a firearm certificate is revoked by the Commissioner, he shall by notice in writing require the holder to surrender the certificate, and if the holder fails to do so within twenty-one days from the date of the notice the holder shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of twenty dollars and to confiscation of the firearm and any ammunition to which the certificate relates:
Provided that where an appeal is brought against the revocation, this subsection shall not apply to that revocation unless the appeal is abandoned or dismissed, but shall in that case have effect as if for the reference to the date of the notice there were substituted a reference to the date on which the appeal was abandoned or dismissed.

(10) 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 certificate under this section, or the variation, or renewal of a firearm certificate, he shall for each offence be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for six months or to a fine of sixty dollars or to both such imprisonment and fine.

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