Firearms Act

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FIREARMS

THE FIREARMS ACT

REGULATIONS
(under section 48)

(Made by the Minister on the 16th day of March, 1967) A&. L.N. 67/67
LN. 29/91

[16th March, 1967.1 LN. 4 M 0 0 1

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Firearms Regulations, 1967.

2.-41) Every application for any certificate, licence or permit to be
granted in accordance with the provisions of the Act shall be in the
appropriate form specified in the First Schedule. p i

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(2) Where the application aforesaid is for the grant of a-

(i) Firearm Dealer's Licence; or
(ii) Firearm Manufacturer's Licence; or
(iii) Gunsmith's Licence; or
(iv) Firearm User's Licence; or
(v) Firearm User's (Special) Permit; or
(vi) certificate under paragraph 01 of subsection (2) of section

20 of the Act; or
(vii) Firearm User's (Employer's) Certificate,

such application shall, if made by an individual, be accompanied by three
unmounted photographs fhm the same negative of the applicant which
shall be approximately 2%" x 2" in dimensions and on the back of one
such photograph a certificate in the fonn set out in Part 1 of the Second
Schedule shall be affixed by one of the following persons, that is to
say, a Resident Magistrate, Justice of the Peace, Minister of Religion or
Collector of Taxes.

3. Every certificate, licence or permit granted pursuant to an application
made in accordance with the provisions of regulation 2 shall be in the
appropriate fonn specified in the First Schedule, and shall be subject to such
terms and conditions as may be set out thereon.

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4. For the purposes of section 17 of the Act, every licensed dealer (as de-
fined in that section) shall keep a register in the appropriate form specified in

~ h i r d the Third Schedule, and shall forward to the Commissioner of Police a true
~ U I C . copy of every transaction effected by him during the six-month period

ending on the 30th of June and on the 31st of December each year, within
twenty-one days of the end of the period to which such copy of the
register relates.

5. The declaration which a traveller shall make for the purposes of section
S c a d
Scbsdule.

5 of the Act, shall be in the form set out in Part tI of the Second Schedule and
shall contain such particulars as may be specified in such form.

6. Where a traveller has delivered firearms or ammunition to an officer of
Customs pursuant to section 6 of the Act, and such firearms or ammunition
has not been retrieved in accordance with the provisions of section 7 of the
Act within three months of the date of such delivery, the Commissioner of
Customs and Excise shall cause such firearms or ammunition to be forwarded
to the Commissioner of Police, together with all declarations relating thereto.

7. The authority to certify, for the purposes of subsection (2) of section 44
of the Act that a rifle is ordinarily used in the training of members of the
Jamaica Combined Cadet Force, shall be the officer commanding the Jamaica
Defence Force.

8.-41) The storage fees chargeable in respect of all firearms received at
a police station pursuant to section 45 of the Act shall be at the following
rate*

(a) for every revolver, pistol or other small arm, 20 cents per week;

(b) for every rifle or shot gun, 50 cents per week;

(c) for every other class of fireann, $1 .OO per week.

(2) For the purpose of this regulation, "small arm" includes air rifle,
air pistol and air gun.

9. Paragraph (11 of subsection (2) of section 20 of the Act relates to the
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persons specified in the Fourth Schedule and a certificate issued under that
paragraph shall be subject to any conditions specified in that Schedule and in
that certificate.

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SCHEDULE

-ACT

APPLICATION FOR FIREARM IMPORT PERMIT
IMPORTER

NAME l COMPANY
RCPRLSLNTATlVC

ADDRESS

I I I I I
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OFFICIAL use ONLY

POSITION

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EXPORTER
NAME 1 COMPANY RCPRCSeNTATIVL

I

E-MAIL NUMBER SIGNATURE

TELEPHONE

E-MAIL POSITION NUMBER

DATE

FACSIMILE

Qn I TYPE I UUQRE

ClTEENSHIP
TELEPHONE

DESCRIPTION [FIREARM/AMMUNITION]
LENGTH

BAwUX IOVERALL 1 SERIAL NO.

FACSMILE

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FIREARM IMPORT PERMIT

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NAME M)YYIS8IOWER OF ( A U ~ E O U E I N O ~ )

CONTROL No.

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NAME I COMPANY I REPRESENTATIVE

EMAIL W6ITION NUMBER

ADDRESS

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CITIZENSHIP

TELEPHONE

NAME

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FACSIMILE

SIONA'IURE STAMPISEAL, DATE

APPROVAL EXPIRY

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APPLICATION FOR FIREARM EXPORT PERMIT
EXPORTER

AME I COMPANY

NAME

DDRESS

IAME I COMPANY REPREsENTATlVe
NAME

POSITION

SDRESS

CITIZENSHIP ,

IMPORTER

SIGNATURE E-MAIL NUMBER

NUMBER I E-MAIL 1 POSITION lCrnZPlSHIP

DATE

TELEPHONE

FOR OFFlCUL USE ONLY

FACSIMILE

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I I I I E N O n l I

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FIREARMS ACT COKlROL NO.

FIREARM IMPORT PERMIT

ADDRESS

NUMBER EMAIZ POSlllON CITIZENSHIP

TELEPHONE FACSIMILE

IMPORTER
NAME I COMPANY I - A m

NAME

ADDRESS

NUMBER E-MAIL POSlllON CITIZENSHIP

TELEPHONE FACSMILE

DESCRIPTION [ FIREARM/AMMUNITION ]
LENGTH

qn lYPE CALIBRE BARREL OVERALL SERIAL NO.

- W C Q I E E ( A V I H O R a M O ~ )

NAME

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FORM OP APpLICAnoN FOR PlRBARM TRANS-SEIIPMENT PEnbm

(a) Here insert full name of applicant.

(b) Hem ingert full residential address
of apphcant.

(c) Hem insert occupation of appli-
cant.

(d) Herc insert name of vessel from
which applicant desires to trans-
ship firaums and ammunition.

(e) Hem insert name of vessel to
which applicant desires to trans-
ship Bteanns and ammunition.

(f) Here insert period during whi-cb
applicant desires the trans-ship
ment to be efEected.

(g) Here insert the amount and type
of firearms and ammunition the
applicant desires to trans-hip.

Dated this .............................. day

To the Commissioner of Customs and
Excise
(a) ................................................
of (b) ............................................

(c) ...............................................
hereby apply for a Erearm Trans-
shipment P d t authorizing ma to

trans-ship from (d) ...........................

. . . . ! during V) ......................................
the following 6rcarms and ammunition

sied. ............................................

Pursuant to an application dated.. ....
................................................ (a) Hem insert full rume of applicant. (a)

........................................... (b) Here insert full residential address of (b)
of applicant.

- . . . . . . . . . , . ............................................. . (c) Hers insert occupation of appli- (c) i...
cant. is hereby authorized to -8-ship from . . .

. . . . . . .. ............... ...................... (6) Here insert name of vessel from (d). .;. ,. ...,
which applicant may trans-ship
firearms and ammunitions. .

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............................................. (e) Here hut name of vessel to to (e)
which applicant may trans-ship
firearm and ammunition-.

.................................................. Herc in& period during which (f i
trans-shpment may be efIected by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . applicant. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

, .

(P) tiac insert the amount typa the f 4 o ; w i : ~ &&ma . . . r;lk &munition
.of &canus and ammplllbon tho ' . . . . . . .

,

applicant may hmahip;"' . . (s). .................................................
Dated this .............................. day of .......................................... 19......

sied.. ...........................................
Commissio~ of Custom and Excise

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To : .........................................................................................................
(appropriate aurhoriry)

I.. .................................................... of.. ..................................................
( M ~ C of applicant) (address and occupation of applicant)

hereby apply for a licence under the Firearms Act, to operate the business of

..............................................................................................................
(nature of businus)

at. ...........................................................................................................
(business address)

in w o n to firearms of the following descriptions ....................................
..............................................................................................................

(description of fiearms)

..............................................................................................................
I dcdare that-

(a) I do wt a r r y on or in- to carry on upon the said premises.. ....
................................................... y business other than that of

(business address)

(b) that if pursuant to thia application 8 .................................... lic
ir g.nted to me I intend only to ded in the following typu of
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(ii) been sentenced to any term of imprisonment in respect of any

offence except ......................................................................
Dated this .............................. day of .......................................... 19 ......

Signed. ............................................
(applicant)

FORM OF FIREARM A N U F A ~ R ' S LICENCE, FIREARM DEALER'S LICENCE,
G u ~ s m ' s LICENCE

............................ Pursuant to an application dated ................................. of

having satisfied me that he has paid the ap ropriate duty in respect of this
licence is, in the exerci~c of the powers coderred upon me by the Firearms

.......................................... Act, hereby licensed to operate the business of
(nature of business)

.................................................................................... at h the parish of
......................................................... in relation to firearms of the following
descriptions. ...............................................................................................

(description of firearms)

....................... This licence is granted subject to the following conditions

...... .............................. .......................................... Dated this day of 19
Signed.. ....................................................

(appropriate authority)

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FORM OF APPLICATION FOR FIREARM DISPOSAL PBRMIT

To
(a) Here insert the authority to whom (a) ..................................................

application is made. (appropriate authority)

(b ) Here insert full name of applicant. I, (6 ) ..............................................
(c) Here insert full residential address of (c) ..............................................

of applicant.

(d) Here insert occupation of appli- ( 4 ..................................................
cant.

(e) Here insert make, type, calibre and being owner of (e) ...........................
identification number, if any, of ...................................................... the firearm and ammunition to
which application relates.

......................................................
hereby apply for a Fiream Disposal
Pemit authorizing me to dispose of
the firearm and ammunition described
above.

....................................... ..... Dated this.. ............................ day of.. .19.
Signed.. ....................................................

FORM OF FIREARM DISPOSAL PERMIT

. Pursuant to an application da ttd.....

.................................................. (0) Here insert full name of applicant. (a)
........................................ ... (b) Here insert full residential address of (b) ;

of applicant.

................................................. (c) Here insert occupation of applicant. (c).
( 4 Here. insert make, type, calible is hereby authorized to dispose of (d)

and ~dent~ficat~on number, ~f any,
of the firearm and ammunition to
which permit relates. .....................................................

.....................................................
....................................... ... Dated this.. ............................ day of.. .19...

Signed.. ....................................................

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FORM OF APPLICATION FOR FIREARM USER'S LICENCE, FIREARM USER'S (SPECIAL)
PERMIT AND ANY ~'IlFICA'l'E

To: .........................................................................................................
(appropriate authority)

.................................................... ...................................................... I of
(name of applicant) (address and occupation of applicant)

in the parish of ............................................. do hereby apply for the grant of
a .............................................................................................................

(type of licence, permit or certificate)

licence
permit in respect of a.. .........................................................................
certificate (make, type, calibre a d

..............................................................................................................
identification number of firearm)

2. I hereby declare-
.(a) that I have not previously been refused any licence, permit or certi6-

cate to possess or use any firearm, nor has any licence, permit or
certificate previously granted me been revoked except ........................

(particulars

...................................................................................................
of application refused or licence, etc., revoked)

(6 ) that I have not been convicted during the five years next preceding the
date of this application of any offena in respect of the importation,
exportation, purchase, sale, possession or use of any firearm except

...................................................................................................
(previous conviction, if any)

(c) that I have not d ~ n g the five years next before the date of this ....... application been sentenced to any term of imprisonment except..
...................................................................................................

(details of imprisonment)
(d) that I have not during the period of five yeare next before the date

of this application been detained in any mental hospital;
(el that the purposes for which I desire to posses such firearm are as

follows-

...... Dated this .............................. day of .......................................... 19
Signed. .....................................................

(applicant) .
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FORM OF FIREARM USEB'S LICWCB
Tbis licence is granted to ..................................................................... of

................................................................. and relates to the firearms and
ammunition specified hereunder-

1. Firearms.
(a) Here insert quantity, type, calibre. (i) Possessed at date of grant (a)

maker's name, identification num-
ber or any other distinguishing ..........................................
mark.

..........................................
(i) Authorized to be purchased

(b) Here insert quantity and type. or acquired (b).. .................
2. Ammunition.

Authority to possess :
(c) Here insert quantity, type and (i) Possessed at date of grant (c)

calibre. ..........................................
(ii) Maximum amount authorized

to bo po~sesscd at any one

( 4 Here state quantity and type. time (4 ..............................

Authority to purchase or acquire:

(iii) Total amount authoriced b
bc purchased or acquired in

(iv) Maximum amount authorized
to be purchased or acquired ............. at any one time (d)

The following conditions shall be observed by the holder of this licence-
(1) the firearms and ~mmunition b which this licence relates shall at all

times when not in actual use be kept in a secure place with a view
to preventing access to them by unauthorized persons;

(2) the loss or theft of any of the firearms to which this licence relates
ahdl bc reported at once to the chief officer of Police by whom
this licence was granted;

(3) any change in the permanent address of the holder of this licence
shall be notified without undue delay to the chief o5cer of Police
by whom this licence was granted.

..................................................................................................
Here insert only other conditions subject to which the licence is held

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The following instructions shall be complied with by every person from
whom the holder of this licence purchases or acquires firearms or ammunition-

(1) Every person selling, letting on hire, giving or lending a firearm or
ammunition to the holder of this licence must give a certificate of
the transaction on one of the forms marked 'A' attached to this
licence.

(2) If the holder of this licence is unknown to the person from whom he
purchases or acquires firearms, such person must obtain a receipt
from the holder of the licence for any firearm supplied to the holder
of this licence and keep it for production if required.

(3) The person from whom the holder of this licence purchases or acquires
any firearm or ammunition must within forty-eight hours of the
completion of the transaction in respect of which the certificate on
form 'A' was given report in writing to the chief officer of Police
who granted this licence any circumstances attending that transaction
which appear to require investigation.

. . . . . . .

(Here insert any other instructions which the chief oficer of Police may
see fit to insert)

This licence will continue in force for five years from the date hereof.

Dated this.. .......................... ..day of.. ....................................... .19 ......
.................................................... Signed..

Chief Oficer of Police

FORM 'A'

of. ..................................................
(address)

........................... certify that on the
(date)

(a) Here insert "sold", "let on hire", I .............................. (a) to ...............
"gave" or "lent", as the case may
be.

(b) Here insert quanti and type of Firearms as follows (b) .....................
iireanns with czb re , maker's

..................................................... namo, identification number or
other distinguishing mark.

(c) Here insert the quantity, type and and ammunition as follows (c) ..........
calibre of ammunition.

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I have inspected the firearm licence
and the records of previous trans-
actions attached thereto and I am
satisfizd that this transaction will not
place him in possession of firearms
or ammunition in excess of. or other-
wise than as authorized by, the
licence.

I am authorized to be in possession
of firearms and ammunition by virtue

Here give date and particulars of (d) ..................................................
Firearm User's Licence, Firearm
Dealer's Licence or other author-
ity of the seller, etc.. to possess
firearms or ammunition.

........................................ ...... ............................ Dated this.. day of.. 19
Signed.. ....................................................

Pursuant to an application dated

Here insert full name of applicant. (a) ................................................
Here insert full residential address of (b) .........................................
of applicant.

................................................ Here insert occupation of appli- (c)
cant. being the holder of a Firearm

User's Licence is hereby autho-
rized to be in possession of

Here insert make, type, calibre and (d) ................................................
identification number, if any, of
h a r m and ammunition. ...............................................
Here insert area, parish, town or (el ................................................
village in which applicant may
be in possession of the firearm
and ammunition. ...............................................

on the following occasions-

Hen instrt occasions in which 0 ...............................................
applicant may be in possession of
h a r m and ammunition. ...............................................

I Photograph I
I I

....................................... .... ............................ Dated this.. day of.. .19..

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......... P ~ V N B I ~ ~ to m application dated

........................................... (a) Hac inrsrt full name of rppli-t. (a) of

................................................ (b) Here h,sut hrfl residential ad&= (b)
of rppllcant.

................................................ (c) Hem inaert occupation of rppli- (c)
crai

(d) Here insert make, type, falibre and is hereby authorized to ba In
~deuhficatlon number, d my, of possession of
finarm and ammunition. (d) ...............................................

(C) Hen con&ions subject to (c) ................................................
which applicant may be in ppsses-
don of Brearm and ammun~tlon ...............................................

signed.. ....................................................

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Foluc OF F~REARM USER'S (EMPLOYBB'S) ;CFXTIPICAn
P u n u ~ t o an application dated ..............................

(a) Here lnrert full name of applicant. (a) ...............................................
(b) Hem insert full residential &eu (b) ...............................................

of rppllcant.

(c) Here insert occupation of rppli- (c) ...............................................
a n t . employed to

(e) Here insert occupation af can. (e) ...............................................
ployor.

6') Here insert full business address V) ................................................
of employer. engaged in the business of

e) Here insert typo of business of (g) ...............................................
employ cr. is hereby authorized to be in

possession of

............................................... (h) Here insert make, type, calibre and (h) ............................................... identification number, if any, of
firearm and ammunition to which ...............................................
certificate relates. in connection with the businwe

of the said

...............................................
(nume of employer)

who is authorized to be in
possession of the said firearm
and ammunition by vime of-

............................................... (3 Here give date and particulars of ( i)
cmployer'r Firearm User's 3-
cence. ...............................................

The authority hereby conferred
is subject to the following oon-
ditions-

O) Here insert conditions rmbject to Q ..............................................
which applicant may be in pass*
rion of firearm and ammunition.

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Dated tbis ............................. day of ...................................... 19 .........
signed.. ................................................................

SECOND SCHEDUIB (Reguktiom 2, 9

PART I
1 certify this to be a true photograph of-

Mr.

Mn.

M i a

...............................................................
(Signature and of person

certifying photograph)

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PART II
Form of declaration to be signed by traveller

I .......................................................... of., ..............................................
(name) (address and occupation)

hereby declrro aa follows-

....................................... (a) that my address, while in J d c a will be

(b) that I J in pasession of ............................................................
(make, type, calibre and

...................................................................................................
identifitation number)

together with .............................. mun& of ammunition therefor;
(c) that I intend to dispose of the abovementioned firearm and ammunition

(4 that I do not intend to dispow of tho abovementioned fireum .nd
ammunition while in Jamaica;

(e) that I will inform tho Commissioner of Customs and, Exch olrifbin
three months of the date of thin deckation d the tune, p h and
modo of my departure from J a m a h m that the abovementioned fitcarm
and ammunition may be mturncd to me.

........................................ Dated this... .............. .............day of.. 19.. ....

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THIRD SCHEDULE (Regulation 4)

FORM OF WIS~ERS TO BE KBPT BY HOLDER OF GUNSMITH'S LICENCE OR FIREARM DEALER'S LICENCE

(a) Firearms Register

Date of
Receipt

E.
8
0
"n

B

Make

Name, address, serial
Identification number of licence, etc.

I Calibre number of person from
whom received

and

Date of
delivery Purpose

$1 (b) Ammunition Register

Name and address of
person to whom
delivered or sold

Serial number
of licence. I - w * 0.-

Date .of
Recapt

Calibre Quantity
Name and address

of person from
whom received

Name and address
of person to whom

transferred

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FOURTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 9)

Persons to whom paragraph 6) of subsection (2) of section 20 of the Act relates
The members of any rifle club which is operated by a school and is approved

by the Minister, so, however, that any such mernber-
(a) shall not be entitled to purchase or sell any firearm or ammunition;
(6) shall not acquire or have in his possession any firearm or ammunition

other than a firearm or ammunit~on provided by that club or by some
other club approved by the Minister;

(c) shall not use any such firearm or ammunition otherwim than at the
rifle range of any such club.

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