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The purpose of the Firearms Act (Jamaica, 1967 and amendments) is to control all aspects pertaining to firearms and ammunition. Under the present Act, individuals are permitted to own and use firearms and ammunition but they must have the requisite licence.

The objective of the Firearms Act is to control the manufacture, sale, purchase, importation, exportation, trans-shipment, disposal, possession and use of firearms and ammunition. The Act prescribes the various regulating authorities, the definition of a firearm, by whom, how and where a firearm may be legally possessed, the various fees applicable, and the various penalties for breaches.

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