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St Lucia. 2003 ‘Prohibition Against Possession Without a Licence.’ Saint Lucia Firearms Act No.9 of 2003; Part IV (Section 22). Castries: House of Assembly and the Senate of Saint Lucia. 20 January

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Prohibition Against Possession Without a Licence

22.—(1) A person shall not be in possession or control of a prohibited weapon except as authorized by the law in force in Saint Lucia.

(2) A person shall not be in possession or control of a restricted weapon except as authorized by the appropriate authority under this Act.

(3) Subject to section 23 and to section 54 a person shall not be in possession of any other firearm or ammunition without valid licence issued pursuant to this Act.

(4) A person who contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable
(a) if in possession or control of a restricted weapon or restricted ammunition
(i) on summary conviction, to a fine of not less than ten thousand dollars or imprisonment for a term of not less than five years;
on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years;
(b) in any other case —
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of not less than fifteen thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term of not less than seven years;
(ii) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years.

(5) In any prosecution for an offence under this section a person who
(a) without reasonable excuse is in the company of a person who uses a firearm to commit any offence or an offence involving an assault or the resisting of lawful apprehension of himself or herself or any other person;
(b) has in his or her possession or under his or her control any vehicle in which is found any firearm or ammunition;
shall if the circumstances give rise to a reasonable presumption that he or she was present to aid or abet the commission of the offence, be regarded as having in his or her possession the firearm or ammunition.

(6) A person who is proved to have used or to have been in possession of a firearm or imitation firearm in any of the circumstances which constitute an offence pursuant to section 27 may be charged under this section.

(7) A person who is convicted of a second or subsequent offence under this section shall in addition to being declared a prohibited person pursuant to section 11 be liable to a fine of not less than thirty thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term of not less than twenty years.

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