Citation(s) from the literature library

Sweden. 2010 ‘Swedish Legislation on Small Arms and Light Weapons.’ Personal communication from the Department for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Stockholm: Department for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 9 November

Relevant contents

The possession of firearms by civilians (hunting and sport-rifles) is regulated in the Weapons Act (Vapenlag 1996:67):

This act is not available in English…

Imports of firearms and ammunition are regulated in the Weapons Act (§§11-16) and export controls are regulated by the Military Equipment Act (§6) (Lag om krigsmateriel 1992:1300):

An unofficial translation of the Military Equipment Act is available on the website of the Swedish Agency for Non-proliferation and Export Controls, ISP:

Licensing of arms brokers is regulated by the Military Equipment Act (§§4-5), the Weapons Act (§10) and in the European Union's 'Council Common Position 2003/468/CFSP of 23 June 2003 on the control of arms brokering':

For further information regarding the Swedish small arms-related legislation, the website of the ISP previously mentioned is recommended:

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