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Switzerland. 2004 ‘Management and Security of Stocks.’ National Report of Switzerland 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. 11. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations. 30 April

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Management and Security of Stocks

LARM (Law on Arms) does not stipulate the way in which arms in the possession of individuals are to be stockpiled except to say that care must be taken with all arms and munitions, which must not be accessible to unauthorized persons, as per article 26, paragraph 1, of LARM, and article 28 of OARM (Ordinance on Arms). Article 28, paragraph 2 of OARM refers explicitly to military law.

Insofar persons selling weapons are concerned, the provisions of the ordinance on the minimum requirements for premises used for trade in weapons (RS 514.544.2) are applicable.

Article 1: Purpose
The present ordinance stipulates the minimum requirements for the commercial premises of the holder of a licence to sell arms.

Article 2: Security against break-ins
1. The exterior of such premises (outer walls, floors and ceilings) must be of solid construction and offer sufficient mechanical protection against breakins.
2. Doors, windows and all other openings must offer sufficient mechanical protection against break-ins. If this is not the case, additional mechanical security devices (gratings, shutters, etc.) must be installed.
3. Commercial premises must be fitted with an alarm to warn of intrusion, connected to a monitoring station that is manned around the clock.

Article 3: Security against theft
1. Firearms in commercial premises must be kept in locked display cases, or otherwise protected by electronic or mechanical devices.
2. Munitions must always be kept under lock and key.

Article 4: Protection against armed attack
Commercial premises must be fitted with an alarm device to warn of any acts of aggression, connected to a monitoring station that is manned around the clock.

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