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Estonia. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing - Record Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Estonia 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 9, p. 22. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Estonia to the United Nations. 1 January

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Record Keeping and Tracing

All weapons the use of which is permitted for civilian purposes and all weapons in collections of weapons and cartridges shall be entered in the register of service and civilian weapons. A weapon shall be entered in the register of service and civilian weapons upon its import into Estonia or its delivery from its Estonian producer to the person in Estonia who ordered the weapon and upon each registration of the weapon in the name of the owner or possessor thereof.

Person who manufactures or sells weapons, essential components of firearms, laser sights and ammunition on the basis of an activity licence is required to keep separate records of the weapons, essential components of firearms, laser sights and ammunition. Records shall be kept in a weapons ledger bound with string and sealed with the seal of the police prefecture. The standard format for weapons ledgers are established by a regulation of the Minister of Internal Affairs. Weapons, essential components of firearms, laser sights and ammunition manufactured or acquired with the aim of being sold shall be specified on one side of a weapons ledger, and weapons, essential components of firearms, laser sights and ammunition sold shall be specified on the other side of the ledger. Weapons ledgers shall be preserved for five years as of the date of the last entry being made in the ledger.

Military weapons shall be entered in the state register of military weapons (hereinafter register of military weapons) which shall be established and the statutes of which shall be approved by the Government of the Republic on the proposal of the Minister of Defence pursuant to the procedure established by the Databases Act.

Service weapons shall be entered in the state register of service and civilian weapons which shall be established and the statutes of which shall be approved by the Government of the Republic on the proposal of the Minister of Internal Affairs pursuant to the procedure established by the Databases Act…

Service and civilian weapons records are kept for 10 years as of the date of the last entry being made in the ledger. Military weapons records are preserved for 10 years as of the date of the last entry being made in the ledger…

All armaments of the police are registered and marked.

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