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Serbia. 1992 ‘Article 8.’ Republic of Serbia Law on Weapons and Ammunition, No.9/92 [Law as 2003]; Part II (Article 8). Belgrade: Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia. 1 January

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Article 8

Permit to acquire firearms shall not be issued in the following cases:

1) to underage person or individual lacking working capability;

2) To a person sentenced for criminal offences against constitutional order, endangering territorial integrity, undermining military or defense strength, violence against representative of the highest state authorities, armed rebellion, terrorism, diversion, violation of territorial sovereignty, hijacking, threatening flight safety, murder, grave body injury, light body injury, for taking part in fights, endangering safety, endangering one with dangerous weapons in fight or roe, kidnapping, raping, unnatural lechery, grave theft, robbery, grave robbery, extortion, provoking general danger, illegal hunt, preventing official person in performing his/her duty, obstructing authorized person in performing security duties or maintaining public peace and order, preventing official person in conducting security duties or maintaining public peace and order, harassment, manufacturing and acquisition of arms and means aimed at committing criminal offence, for being part of a group acting violently and for the criminal offence defined by this Law;

3) to a person against whom criminal procedure is instituted in accordance with the service requirements for committing criminal offence while the procedure is conducted.

4) to a person who has been sentenced to imprisonment for violating public peace and order or who has committed offence defined by this Law in the period of three years prior to the day of submitting application for weapons acquisition;

5) to a person against whom a proceeding is instituted for violating public peace and order for which imprisonment is proscribed or for the offence defined by this Law while the proceeding is conducted;

6) to a person not trained for handling firearms.

Permit to acquire weapons shall not be issued in case it is necessary to safeguard personal and property safety of other individuals, public peace and order or for the security and defense of the Republic.

When in the process of issuing the permit there is a justified suspicion that the applicant is not medically capable of handling firearms, the relevant authorities shall send him/her to undergo medical check up.

An applicant shall also provide certificate that no investigation is conducted against him/her or that no charge is raised against him/her as well as certificate issued by the authorized organization that he/she has been trained in handling firearms.

Organization authorized for training in handling firearms may be shooters' or other organization and institution possessing necessary premises, shooting range, professional personnel and which meets other proscribed prerequisites for conducting training and having license for that purpose issued by the relevant authorities.

The training consists of theory, practice and knowledge testing and includes the following topics: legal aspect of possessing, carrying and use of weapons; safe handling of the weapons; basic of ballistic and shooting techniques as well as practical shooting with firearms.

Authorized personnel of the Ministry of the Interior, personnel retired in this capacity, active and retired military personnel and reserve officers shall not be obliged to attend training for handling firearms.

Decision by means of which an application for acquisition of the weapons from the paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article or ammunition from the Article 7, paragraph 4 of this Law has been rejected contains reasons for refusal.

An appeal against the decision from the paragraphs 5 and 8 of this Article may be forwarded to the Minister of Interior within 15 days from the day of decision delivery.

An administrative proceeding cannot be instituted against the decision made upon the appeal.

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