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Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.2, pp. 48-61. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.2 Overview of Conditions of Firearms Ownership

Switzerland

Licence Duration: 5 years (licence to carry), 6 months (licence to acquire)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: fine (not specified) or 3 years

Safe Storage: YES (Firearms and ammunition must be stored with caution and must not be accessible to unauthorized third parties. In addition, the breech of an automatic firearm or an automatic firearm transformed into a semi-automatic firearm must be stored separately from the rest of the arm, under lock and key)

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: fine (not specified)

Carrying in Public? YES (licence to carry required other than for hunters and sports and game wardens)

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: fine for not having licence to carry (not specified)

ID: Q5447

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