Citation(s) from the literature library

Estonia. 2002 ‘Additional Requirements Upon Internal Transport of Weapons.’ Weapons Act (Riigi Teataja I 2001, 65, 377) [with amendments to June 2004]; Section 57 (Chapter 8). Tallinn: Riigi Teataja (State Gazette). 31 March

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§ 57. Additional Requirements Upon Internal Transport of Weapons

(1) Natural persons and legal persons who hold a weapons permit, an acquisition permit or an activity licence for the manufacture or sale of weapons may engage in the internal transport of weapons.

(2) The owner or possessor of weapons and ammunition shall ensure the guarding and security of the weapons and ammunition upon transport.

(3) Weapons and ammunition shall be transported in the original packaging provided by the manufacturer or packaged is a manner which precludes their immediate use.

(4) It is permitted to transport up to 20 firearms or 10 000 cartridges in a concealed manner by passenger car, but a lorry with a closed cargo space shall be used to transport larger consignments of weapons and ammunition. The doors of the cargo space shall be securely closed and locked.

(5) At least one armed person shall escort a consignment of up to 20 firearms or 10 000 cartridges and at least two armed persons shall escort a consignment of more than 20 firearms or 10 000 cartridges. The armed escort may stay in the cabin of the lorry in which the weapons are being carried or in a car accompanying the car in which the weapons are being carried.

(6) The provisions of subsections (4) and (5) of this section do not apply to the transport of sporting firearms registered in the name of a legal person and to ammunition therefor to a firing range in connection with participation in training or a sports event. In this case, a person shall be appointed from among the persons who accompany the transported weapons to be responsible for the transport of the weapons and this person shall be armed.

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