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Grenada. 1968 ‘Special Restrictions on Shortening and Converting Firearms.’ Firearms Act of 1968, Last Amended in 1990; Chapter 105, Part III (Section 15), pp. 15-16. St George's: Ministry of Legal Affairs. 28 September

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Shortening and Converting Firearms

15. (1) Subject to subsection (5), a person other than the holder of a Gunsmith's Licence1 shall not

(a) shorten a barrel of any smooth bore gun to a length of less than twenty inches; or
(b) convert into a firearm anything which is not a firearm; or
(c) convert into a prohibited weapon anything which is not a prohibited weapon; or
(d) convert into a restricted weapon anything which is not a restricted weapon.

(2) A holder of a Gunsmith's Licence shall not do any of the things referred to in subsection (1) except with the prior written approval of the Chief of Police.

(3) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) A person guilty of a contravention of subsection (1)(c) shall be liable

(a) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for six months;
(b) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for five years.

(5) For the purposes of this section, the length of the barrel of a firearm shall be measured from the muzzle to the point at which the charge is exploded on firing.

(6) This section shall not apply to the holder of a Firearm Manufacturer's Licence1 operating in accordance with the terms of that licence.

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