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Lithuania. 2002 ‘Restrictions of the Right to Acquire and Possess Weapons and Ammunition.’ Republic of Lithuania Law on Control of Weapons and Ammunition 2002 No. IX-705 (As last amended on 14 January 2010 - No. XI-646); Chapter 5 (Article 17). Vilnius: Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. 15 January

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Restrictions of the Right to Acquire and Possess Weapons and Ammunition

1. Weapons classified in Categories B and C, ammunition for them may not be acquired and possessed by a natural person:
1) who is younger than it is defined by this Law;
2) who does not have an impeccable reputation;
3) who is ill with certain diseases or has physical handicaps hindering him from handling the weapon properly;
4) whose name is entered in the records of a health care institution because of his alcoholism or drug addiction, or who is under the supervision of a health care institution because of his mental disease or disorder;
5) who has not indicated his place of residence;
6) who has failed to submit the documents necessary for acquisition, registration and re-registration of a weapon, or who has submitted a knowingly inaccurate information or falsified documents;
7) who has failed to pass an examination;
8) who does not ensure proper conditions for keeping of the weapon;
9) to whom a permit to hold or carry a weapon has been revoked because of the loss of the weapon, and less than three years have passed since the revocation;
10) who is living with the persons who meet the provisions of subparagraphs 1-12 of paragraph 2 of Article 18 of this Law. This subparagraph shall not apply if the person who wishes to acquire a weapon or who already possesses it, undertakes to hold it or already holds it not in his place of residence, but in other places made fit for that purpose.

2. The Ministry of Health shall set a list of diseases and physical disabilities because of which a person may not acquire or possess a weapon.

3. Other legal acts shall lay down the requirements for health condition and passing of an examination by officers of the entities having a special status, except the officers of the Riflemen's Union and the Weaponry Fund.

4. The procedure of medical check-ups of natural persons who wish to obtain a permit to acquire weapons shall be established by the Ministry of Health, upon consultation with the Ministry of the Interior.

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