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#525845 - 09/15/17 05:42 AM New Gun License Charges Proposed  
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There's a proposed new schedule of gun license fees which was released today. A few notable areas are: it proposes to increase charges for gun licenses from zero dollars to 300 dollars, a gun repair license would also increase from zero dollars to 50 dollars, a special protection license for a Belizean would increase by 200% to 225 dollars, a shotgun holders license would increase from five dollars to 25 dollars.

A press release from the Ministry says that in addition to the changes in fees, the Ministry is recommending further amendments to the Firearms Act to increase penalties for certain firearm related offences.

Now, these are just proposed increases but they are coming into effect. A press release says, quote, "The new regiment comes into effect on a date to be announced." It adds that the new fees will be applied to subsequent renewal of licenses.There will no requirement for persons currently licensed to pay any increase until their subsequent renewal."

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#525848 - 09/15/17 05:55 AM Re: New Gun License Charges Proposed [Re: Marty]  
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Firearm holders will soon see a hike in firearm license fees

If you are a holder of a firearm license, a gun dealersí license or a sport Hunters Licenses then be informed that the fee to possess those licenses will increase. A notice was issued this afternoon in which the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Belize Police Department announced that the new fees will be applied to subsequent renewal of licenses.

There will be no requirement for persons currently licensed to pay any increase until their subsequent renewal. Some of the fees will remain the same but those which will increase are the License Carrier which will increase from zero dollars to three hundred dollars. The gun repair license will increase from zero dollars to fifty dollars. The Special protection license for Belizean will increase from seventy five dollars to two hundred and twenty five dollars. The Special protection license for non Belizean is set to increase from five hundred dollars to one thousand five hundred dollars. Shot gun holders license for Belizeans will increase from five dollars to twenty five dollars.

The gun dealersí importation permit will increase from a general figure of two hundred dollars to two hundred dollars per weapon up to 14 weapons on a single importation permit. Fifteen or more weapons will cost three thousand dollars per permit. The heirloom license will increase from zero dollars to three hundred dollars per gun and the training and certification for license holders will increase from zero dollars to three hundred dollars per person.

The Ministry says the increase in fees will be applied to the Belize Police Department in its fight against illegal Firearms and Ammunition. The Ministry if also recommending amendments to the Firearms Act for the increase of penalties for certain firearm related offences.

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Gun License Fees To Be Increased

In an effort to minimize the number of illegal firearm and ammunition currently on the streets of our country, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Belize Police Department today issued an advisory to all gun dealers and holders informing them of new fees being implemented for firearm certification.

The proposed increase which is expected to come into effect in the coming months will be added as follows:

License Carrier permit which is currently free of cost now has a proposed fee of three hundred dollars, Gun Repair Licenses which is also free of cost will now see a proposed fee of fifty dollars while Special Protection Licenses for Belizeans which currently holds a fee of seventy five dollars will carry a fee of two hundred and twenty five dollars and Special Protection Licenses for non-Belizeans is proposed to increase from five hundred dollars to one thousand five hundred dollars.

Other Licenses that will see changes is for Shot Gun Holders, specifically Belizean farmers will jump from five dollars to twenty five dollars, as well as heirloom license and training and certification license both of which are proposed to go from being free of cost to three hundred dollars per gun and lastly.

Of note is that the new fees will be applied to any subsequent renewal of licenses after the effective date and persons who already own a license will not be required to pay additional fees until the time of renewal.

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Below are the proposed new firearm fees:



#525858 - 09/15/17 07:02 AM Re: New Gun License Charges Proposed [Re: Marty]  
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Like this is really going to stop illegal guns? Just GOB grabbing more money!

#525872 - 09/16/17 06:23 AM Re: New Gun License Charges Proposed [Re: Marty]  
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Will increased drivers license fees stop non licensed drivers? Don't answer, that is rhetorical


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