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Bulgaria. 2000 ‘Article 5.’ Law on the Control of Explosives, Firearms and Ammunitions; Chapter 1 (Article 5). Sofia: National Assembly of Bulgaria. 17 October

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Article 5

According to the intended end use, to the subjects that use them and to their technical specifications, firearms can be used for official or for civic purposes.

The firearms used for official purposes have definite specifications and can be made available to legal persons and to traders, as defined by the Commercial Act, for property protection and for the defense of the life and the health of individuals, as well as for other legal activities.

The firearms used for civic purposes have definite specifications and can be made available to natural and legal persons and to traders, as defined by the Commercial Act, for self-defense, hunting, sporting and cultural purposes:

1. The self-defense firearms are pistols, revolvers and smooth-bore rifles;
2. The hunting firearms are smooth-bore and grooved-bore rifles;
3. The sporting firearms are pistols, revolvers, smooth-bore and grooved-bore rifles;
4. The weapons for cultural purposes that are used for movie pictures and television features, theatrical events, for collections and other cultural purposes are all types of pistols, revolvers, smooth-bore and grooved-bore rifles and automatic firearms.

In case of the discharge of protective duties with a high level of danger for the protected site and for the protection personnel, the Minister of Interior can authorize the use of automatic fire weapons.

ID: Q1765

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