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Latvia. 2003 ‘Collections of Weapons and Munitions - General Provisions.’ Law on the Handling of Weapons; Chapter VII (Section 34). Riga: The Saeima. 1 January

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Collections of Weapons and Munitions

Section 34. General Provisions

(1) State institutions, local government museums or private museums registered in the Commercial Register of the Republic of Latvia, as well as Latvian citizens, citizens of Member States of the European Union and citizens of states of the European Economic Area who have reached 21 years of age if the restrictions specified in Section 20 (except Clause 5) of this Law do not apply to the referred to citizens, managers and employees of legal persons which are directly related to the storage of weapons and munitions or security are entitled to form collections of weapons or munitions (except weapons prohibited in the Republic of Latvia, but including such weapons to which this Law does not apply). The provisions of this Section shall not be applied to exhibitions of weapons and munitions and samples of goods.

(2) Weapons suitable for use, copies of weapons, as well as weapons rendered irreversibly unusable and not repairable shall be utilised for collection.

(3) Natural persons and legal persons shall register weapons suitable for use with the State Police.

(4) The State Police shall issue a permit for natural persons and legal persons weapon collections possession.

(5) A State Police permit shall be necessary for the transportation, conveyance or exhibition of a collection outside the place of possession specified in the permit.

(6) In order to acquire weapons or munitions to which this Law shall be applied, a permit for the acquisition of weapons and munitions shall be necessary.

(7) If the total number of firearms and high-energy pneumatic weapons in the possession of a natural person exceeds 10, a weapon collection permit shall be required for such person.

(8) The State Police shall cancel the weapon or munitions collection permit if:
1) the procedures for handling weapons and munitions have been violated - for a time period from one to three years;
2) the restrictions specified in Section 20 (except Clause 5) have not been complied with; or
3) the relevant State institution, local government or private museum has been liquidated.

(9) The Cabinet shall determine the regulations for the possession of weapons or munitions and the procedures for the receipt, registration and cancellation of the permit.

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