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Armenia. 2010 ‘Legislation, Regulations, Administrative Procedures, Which Also Cover the Legal Relationships Regulating the Circulation of Arms and Bullets/Ammunition in the Republic.’ National Report of Armenia 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. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations. 1 January
Legislation, Regulations, Administrative Procedures, Which Also Cover the Legal Relationships Regulating the Circulation of Arms and Bullets/Ammunition in the Republic
The Law on Arms also regulates inter alia the following aspects regarding civilian possession of arms:
- the right of the citizens of the Republic of Armenia to obtain arms;
- the restrictions applying to the circulation of civilian arms;
- the certification of civilian arms as well as their bullets;
- the state cadastre of the civilian arms and their bullets;
- the rules and procedures of obtaining, import or export of arms by foreign citizens on the territory of the Republic of Armenia.
Article 13 of the Law on Arms defines the rules and procedures for possession of
arms by citizens of Armenia.
The possession of arms by citizens above 18 years of age is a subject to licensing. Citizens are allowed to own arms on the basis of a license, which must be registered with the appropriate internal affairs agency within two weeks of acquisition. The license is valid for a limited period and is at the same time considered a permit to possess a weapon if it has a certificate of registration by the internal affairs agencies.
The license application for possession can be refused if it does not meet the requirements enlisted in the law, such as age, appropriate medical conclusions /evaluation/, document of residence, document confirming the knowledge of safety rules, etc.