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Iceland. 2008 ‘Legislation, Regulations, Administrative Procedures - Licensing and Civilian Gun Registration.’ National Report of Iceland 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), p. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Iceland to the United Nations. 7 April

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Legislation, Regulations, Administrative Procedures - Licensing and Civilian Gun Registration

Private owners must obtain a licence from the police authorities before acquiring a firearm. Ownership of each firearm is recorded on the basis of its marking.

A firearms license shall include information about every firearm in the holder's possession, i.e. type of weapons, bolt type, calibre, maximum number of rounds and manufacturer's serial number.

The Weapons Acts stipulates that a national register of firearms be kept. The Police Commissioners sall include in the register details about the holders of a firearms license, i.e. the name, identification number and home address of the party concerned.

Moreover, the firearms of each holder of a firearms license are indicated in the register giving details about type, calibre, manufacturer's name, model designation, serial number, bolt type, barrel length, total length, magazine, number of rounds etc., date of issue of each firearms license together with the date of reissue, revocation of a firearms license, approved modifications of a firearm, lost firearms and licenses to load ammunition. The register of firearms shall also include a record of all issued licenses pursuant to the Weapons Act, including manufacture, import, export and trade licenses.

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