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Latvia. 2004 ‘Statistics on Illicit Trafficking in Small Arms and Light Weapons Registered in Latvia.’ National Report of Latvia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Article 4, p. 8. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations. 5 May

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Statistics on Illicit Trafficking in Small Arms and Light Weapons Registered in Latvia

In 2003 37,581 owners of firearms - physical persons - were registered in Latvia, 27,503 of whom are hunters.

A total of 55,540 firearms are registered in the possession of hunters, of which:

- 10,883 pistols and revolvers (of those, 8,339 to carry)
- 1,038 smooth barrel rifles for self-defence
- 36,224 hunting rifles for hunting
- 7,395 rifled barrel hunting carbines and combined rifles.

In 2003 122 armed objects of legal persons were registered in Latvia (not including trade outlets), having 2,020 weapons, of which:

- automatic weapons: 11
- carbines, rifles: 16
- small calibre and sports rifles: 510
- pistols (revolvers): 1,320
- smooth barrel shotguns: 163

ID: Q3476

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