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Liechtenstein. 2010 ‘Non-Military Material - Procedures and Documentation - Record Keeping.’ National Report of Liechtenstein 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), p. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations. 28 January

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Non-Military Material - Procedures and Documentation - Record Keeping

Commercial manufacture of weapons and essential components as well as ammunition requires a general licence. Holders of this licence are obliged to keep records on the manufacture and to provide the authorities, on their request, with such information.

A licence is also required to carry a weapon. This licence specifies the specific number and type of weapons that a person may carry. Handguns may be sold, transferred or acquired only if a weapon acquisition permit (with a validity of six months) has been produced. The issuing of weapon acquisition permits and gun licences is the responsibility of the Liechtenstein National Police.

Commercial transactions involving weapons require a weapons trading permit. Weapons trading permits are issued by the Liechtenstein Government. The trader is required to maintain a list covering his sales of handguns and automatic or semiautomatic weapons. This list must indicate the date of the sale, the exact personal details of the purchaser, and the type and manufacturer's serial number of the weapon. The weapon acquisition permit must also be attached to this list.

Record books and copies of weapons acquisition permits are to be kept for a period of 10 years and then handed over to the authorities (police).

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