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European Commission. 2014 ‘Slovakia.’ Study to Support an Impact Assessment on Options for Combatting Illicit Firearms Trafficking in the European Union, pp. 173-174. Luxembourg: Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services. 1 July

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Provision on the criminalisation of illicit firearms trafficking: Slovakia

Criminal offence by Penal Code no. 300/2005. § 294, 295 - Illegal possession of firearms and firearms trafficking

"§ 294

(1) Any person who for himself or another, manufactures, imports, exports, transits, transports, procures or possesses ammunition without authorization or mediates such activity, shall be punished by imprisonment of one to five years.

(2) Any person who for himself or another, manufactures, imports, exports, transports, procures or possesses a firearm, any part or component without permission or without marking the firearms intended to be identified under an international treaty by which the Slovak Republic is bound, or mediates such activity, shall be punished by imprisonment of three to eight years .

(3) As in paragraph 2, the offender, if the firearm falsifies, looks illegally, removed or otherwise alters the marking intended to identify and track under an international treaty by which the Slovak Republic is bound.

(4) The imprisonment of four to ten years, the offender commits the criminal offense referred to in paragraph 1, 2 or 3
a) in a serious manner, b ) the specific motivation, or c ) to a greater extent.

(5) The imprisonment of eight to fifteen years the offender commits the criminal offense referred to in paragraph 1, 2 or 3
a) as a member of a dangerous grouping, b ) large-scale, or c ) a crisis situation .

§ 295

(1) Any person who without authorization
a) manufactures, imports, exports, transits, transports, procures or possesses for himself or another weapon of mass destruction or part, or component, b) accumulating firearms, weapons of mass weapons, ammunition or explosives, or c) any of the activities referred to in a) or b ) to provide, shall be punished by imprisonment of three to eight years .

(2) As in paragraph 1, the offender, if a) anti-personnel landmine himself or another, develops, manufactures, imports, exports, transits, transports, procures, possesses, stores or uses, or b) Projects for the construction or operation used to produce chemical weapons or biological weapons.

(3) imprisonment of seven to ten years, the offender commits the criminal offense referred to in paragraph 1 or 2
a) in a serious manner, b ) the specific motivation, or c) to a greater extent.

(4) imprisonment of ten to fifteen years the offender commits the criminal offense referred to in paragraph 1 or 2
a) as a member of a dangerous group, or b ) a considerable extent .

(5) The imprisonment of fifteen to twenty years, the offender shall be punished if he commits the offense referred to in paragraph 1 or 2 a) a large scale, or b ) in a crisis situation."

ID: Q12339

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