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Latvia. 2016 ‘Negligent Storage, Carrying, Transport of Firearms - Penalty.’ National Report of Latvia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 3, p. 2. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations. 4 April

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Section 3: International Transfers

Laws, regulations and administrative procedures

Article 236 [of the Criminal Law]: Negligent storage, carrying, transport and conveyance of firearms and ammunition.

(1) For a person who commits negligently storing, carrying, transporting or forwarding firearms or firearm ammunition, or negligently storing, transporting or forwarding or highpowered pneumatic weapons, explosives or explosive devices, in violation of regulatory enactments, which regulate the circulation of weapons, if an opportunity for another person to acquire such firearms, firearm ammunition, high­powered pneumatic weapons, explosives or explosive devices is caused by such an offence, the applicable punishment is deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding two years or temporary deprivation of liberty, or community service, or a fine.

(2) For a person who commits the same acts, if serious consequences result therefrom, the applicable punishment is deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding five years or temporary deprivation of liberty, or community service, or a fine…

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