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Netherlands. 1997 ‘Possessing and Carrying Weapons and Ammunition of the Categories II, III and IV - Art. 26.’ Weapons and Ammunition Act (Wet Wapens en Munitie) 1997; Article 26. The Hague: Ministry of Justice. 10 July
Possessing and Carrying Weapons and Ammunition of the Categories II, III and IV - Art. 26
1. It is illegal to possess a weapon or ammunition of the categories II and III.
2. The first paragraph does not apply to persons being holders of:
a. a permission as referred to in Article 28, para 1, of the act, subject to the scope of this permission; or
b. a game licence as referred to in the Game Act, as concerns the weapons and ammunition designed for hunting of category III, defined in the Game Act.
3. Our Ministry may grant exemption by regulation from the prohibition of the first paragraph for weapons and ammunition of category III in respect of hunters and sports shooters having their fixed residence outside the Netherlands.
4. As regards persons referred to in the second paragraph, Our Minister may set rules governing:
a. the medical suitability and skills for handling weapons;
b. the required knowledge in the field of weapons; and
c. the maximum number of weapons they may have in their possession.
5. Persons not having reached the age of eighteen are not allowed to possess a weapon of category IV.
6. Our ministry may grant exemption by regulation from the prohibition of the fifth paragraph in the framework of sports exercised in the context of a sports club.
[This excerpt is taken from an unsourced, undated, unofficial translation of the Act provided by the Netherlands Ministry of Justice, which does not take into account amendments enacted since 1997].