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Switzerland. 2008 ‘Prohibited Ammunitions.’ Ordinance on Arms, Arms Accessories and Ammunitions of 2 July 2008 (Status as on 12 December 2008); Chapter 3. Geneva: Swiss Federal Council / Translation commissioned by the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 2 July

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Art. 26. Prohibited ammunitions (art. 6 Law on Arms).

1 The acquisition, possession, manufacture and introduction into Swiss territory of the following ammunitions are prohibited:
a. ammunitions with a hard core (steel, tungsten, porcelain, etc.);
b. ammunitions with a projectile containing an explosive or incendiary charge;
c. ammunitions with one or more projectiles, releasing substances that harm human health in the long term, in particular the irritant substances listed in appendix 2;
d. ammunitions, projectiles and missiles for military launchers with an explosive effect.
e. ammunitions with projectiles transmitting electroshocks;
f. ammunitions with expansive projectiles for handguns (art. 27)

2 The OCA can authorize exceptions to this prohibition, in particular for industrial purposes, hunting or collections. The authorization must be limited in time; there may be fees payable.

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