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Grenada. 1968 ‘Possession of Firearms and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act of 1968, Last Amended in 1990; Chapter 105, Part IV (Section 20), pp. 18-20. St George's: Ministry of Legal Affairs. 28 September

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Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

20. (1) A person shall not, subject to subsection (2), be in possession of any firearm or ammunition except under and in accordance with the terms and conditions of a Firearm User's Licence.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply

(a) to the holder of a Firearm Manufacturer's Licence or a Firearm Dealer's Licence in respect of any firearm or ammunition manufactured by him or her or forming part of his or her stock in trade as a firearm manufacturer or a firearm dealer…
(c) to the holder of a Gunsmith's Licence, in respect of any firearm or ammunition in his or her possession for the purpose of repairing, testing or proving such firearm or ammunition…
(f) to an employee or agent of any of the persons referred to in paragraphs (a) to (e) (both inclusive) in respect of any firearm or ammunition entrusted to him or her for delivery to the owner or to some person who is about to become the owner thereof in accordance with this Act;
(g) to an officer of Customs or to a police officer in respect of his or her possession of a firearm or ammunition which comes into his or her possession pursuant to this Act during such period as such firearm or ammunition is retained by him or her pursuant to this Act;
(h) to a person in respect of the possession by him or her of any firearm or ammunition entrusted to him or her by a police officer for transportation pursuant to section 11, from any place to any other place during such period, not being longer than is reasonably necessary for the transportation of such firearm or ammunition, if such firearm or ammunition is contained in a sealed packet;
(i) to a person in respect of the possession by him or her of any firearm or ammunition delivered to him or her for storage in accordance with section 45(2), during the period of the absence from Grenada of the owner of such firearm or ammunition and two weeks thereafter, or the period of twelve months from the date of the departure of such owner from Grenada, whichever is the shorter; or
(j) to any person to whom this paragraph relates in respect of the possession by him or her of any firearm or ammunition under and in accordance with the terms of the certificate issued to him or her in respect thereof by the appropriate authority.

(3) The persons to whom subsection (2)(j) relates are

(a) any person taking part in a theatrical performance or a rehearsal thereof, or in the production of a cinematograph or television film;
(b) any person present at an athletic meeting for the purpose of starting races at that meeting;
(c) any person conducting or carrying on a miniature rifle range (whether for a rifle club or otherwise) or shooting gallery, in respect of miniature rifles not exceeding 0.23 calibre and ammunition therefor used at such rifle range or shooting gallery;
(d) any other person prescribed under section 52.

(4) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable

(a) on summary conviction, to a fine of not less than four thousand dollars and not more than twenty thousand dollars and to imprisonment for not less than two and not more than five years;
(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not less than twenty thousand dollars and not more than sixty thousand dollars and to imprisonment for not less than five and not more than twenty years.

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