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Latvia. 2003 ‘Conditions to Natural Persons for Acquisition, Possession and Carrying of Weapons and Munitions Thereof.’ Law on the Handling of Weapons; Chapter IV (Section 21). Riga: The Saeima. 1 January

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Section 21. Conditions to Natural Persons for Acquisition, Possession and Carrying of Weapons and Munitions Thereof

(1) A natural person has the right to acquire, possess or carry firearms and munitions thereof, as well as high-energy pneumatic weapons and munitions thereof for the purpose of self-defence, hunting or sport or to acquire for collections and possess such weapons if a State Police permit has been obtained. Prior to the receipt of a permit for the acquisition, possession or carrying of firearms and high-energy pneumatic weapons (except for hunting weapons), a person shall complete a qualification examination regarding the procedures for the handling of weapons and munitions and shall attest an ability to handle a weapon. The procedures for the completion of a qualification examination, the amount of knowledge necessary for the completion thereof, the amount of payment for the completion of the qualification examination and the utilisation of the funds acquired shall be determined by the Cabinet.

(2) A natural person not having a weapon collection permit has the right to acquire or possess not more than 10 firearms and high-energy pneumatic weapons.

(3) A natural person has the right to acquire or possess concurrently not more than 500 cartridges of the same calibre of a self-defence firearm. The number of permitted cartridges of sports and hunting weapons shall not be limited.

(4) A natural person has the right to carry not more than two firearms at the same time.

(5) A natural person has the right to store sports firearms and high-energy pneumatic weapons in the weapon storehouses of sports organisations with the permission of the State Police.

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