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Estonia. 2002 ‘Scope of Act.’ Weapons Act (Riigi Teataja I 2001, 65, 377) [with amendments to June 2004]; Section 1 (Chapter 1). Tallinn: Riigi Teataja (State Gazette). 31 March

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§ 1. Scope of Act

(1) This Act establishes the legal bases and procedure for the handling of weapons and ammunition, the grant of permission for weapons and ammunition to be used for civilian purposes, the use of weapons and ammunition for civilian purposes and the removal of weapons and ammunition from civilian use, the requirements for firing ranges and field firing ranges, and the bases and procedure for the exercise of state supervision in such areas. The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act apply to the administrative proceedings prescribed in this Act, taking account of the specifications provided for in this Act.

(2) For the purposes of this Act, a weapon is a device or object which is intended to damage or destroy living or other objects.

(3) The handling of weapons and ammunition is defined in this Act as the manufacture, sale, acquisition, owning, possession, storage, carrying, conveying, transport, import, export, transit, transfer, succession, finding and destruction of weapons and ammunition, and the repair, conversion, dismantling and rental of weapons and the rendering of weapons incapable of firing.

ID: Q5511

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