Citation(s) from the literature library

Switzerland. 1997 ‘Verification by the Transferor.’ Federal Law on Arms, Arms Accessories and Ammunitions of 20 June 1997 (Status as on 12 December 2008); Chapter 2 (Section 1). Geneva: Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation / Translation for the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. 20 June

Relevant contents

Art. 10a Verification by the transferor

1 Any person who transfers an arm or an essential component of an arm not requiring a licence to acquire arms (art. 10) must previously check the identity and age of the acquirer and require the person to present an official document.

2 The arm or essential component of an arm can only be transferred if the transferor can legitimately accept, in view of the circumstances, that none of the reasons for exclusion indicated in art. 8, para. 2 prevent the acquisition.

3 Art. 9a is applicable by analogy.

4 The transferor can enquire from the competent authority for the Canton of the acquirer's ordinary place of residence whether there are any reasons to prevent the acquisition. He must have the written agreement of the acquirer to do this.

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