Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

Sweden. 2010 ‘Swedish Legislation on Small Arms and Light Weapons.’ Personal communication from the Department for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Stockholm: Department for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 9 November

Relevant contents

The possession of firearms by civilians (hunting and sport-rifles) is regulated in the Weapons Act (Vapenlag 1996:67): http://www.riksdagen.se/webbnav/index.aspx?nid=3911&bet=1996:67

This act is not available in English…

Imports of firearms and ammunition are regulated in the Weapons Act (§§11-16) and export controls are regulated by the Military Equipment Act (§6) (Lag om krigsmateriel 1992:1300):
http://www.riksdagen.se/webbnav/index.aspx?nid=3911&bet=1992:1300

An unofficial translation of the Military Equipment Act is available on the website of the Swedish Agency for Non-proliferation and Export Controls, ISP:
http://www.isp.se/sa/node.asp?node=555

Licensing of arms brokers is regulated by the Military Equipment Act (§§4-5), the Weapons Act (§10) and in the European Union's 'Council Common Position 2003/468/CFSP of 23 June 2003 on the control of arms brokering':
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/pri/en/oj/dat/2003/l_156/l_15620030625en00790080.pdf

For further information regarding the Swedish small arms-related legislation, the website of the ISP previously mentioned is recommended: http://www.isp.se/sa/node.asp?node=410

ID: Q3174

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.