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Duquet, Nils and Maarten Van Alstein. 2015 ‘The Impact of the 1997 Firearms Legislation in Austria.’ Firearms and Violent Deaths in Europe: An Exploratory Analysis of the Linkages Between Gun Ownership, Firearms Legislation and Violent Death; Chapter 5 (Section 5.1), p. 49. Brussels: Flemish Peace Institute. 25 June

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5.1. The impact of the 1997 firearms legislation in Austria

In Austria a new more restrictive weapons act was adopted in 1997 (Waffengesetz 1996) following the adoption of European Directive 91/477/EEC on the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons. The new Austrian weapons act introduced the principle of a "good reason" for legally possessing firearms, and imposed a number of additional restrictions on the ownership of certain types of firearms including background checks, age requirements, psychological testing, safe storage regulations and a cooling-off waiting period…

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