Citation(s) from the literature library

Switzerland. 2008 ‘Carrying of Arms.’ Ordinance on Arms, Arms Accessories and Ammunitions of 2 July 2008 (Status as on 12 December 2008); Chapter 6 (Section 2). Geneva: Swiss Federal Council / Translation commissioned by the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 2 July

Relevant contents

Section 2. Carrying of arms. Art. 48 Licence to carry arms (art. 27 Law on Arms)

1 Whoever wishes to obtain a licence to carry arms must fill in the form designed for this purpose and forward it to the competent Cantonal authorities together with the following documents:
a. an extract from the Swiss criminal records drawn up no more than three months before the request is filed;
b. a copy of a currently valid passport or identity card;
c. two recent identity photos, passport format.

2 The authority examines whether the conditions, in particular the clause of need, are fulfilled. If this is the case, the candidate is accepted for the examination.

3 The practical examination only needs to be taken for firearms.

4 Any person who wishes to renew his licence to carry arms does not need to retake the practical examination if his success in the test does not date back more than three years. The same condition applies to the theory test, on condition that the legal provisions have not been significantly modified and that there is no doubt that the person has sufficient knowledge of the legal conditions on the use of an arm.

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