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Estonia. 2002 ‘Military, Service and Civilian Weapons.’ Weapons Act (Riigi Teataja I 2001, 65, 377) [with amendments to June 2004]; Section 3 (Chapter 1). Tallinn: Riigi Teataja (State Gazette). 31 March

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§ 3. Military, Service and Civilian Weapons

(1) Weapons are divided according to their main field of application as follows:
1) military weapons are weapons which, in general, are intended for the Defence Forces for military action and for the Defence Forces and agencies within the area of government of the Ministry of Defence to perform their service duties;
2) service weapons are weapons which are prescribed by law to government agencies exercising public authority, local governments bodies and agencies and to courts in order to ensure the performance of their service duties;
3) civilian weapons are weapons which, in general, are intended for hunting, involvement in corresponding sports, or the ensurance of safety.

(2) The procedure for the handling of military weapons shall be established by a regulation of the Minister of Defence.

(3) Military weapons shall be entered in the state register of military weapons (hereinafter register of military weapons) which shall be established and the statutes of which shall be approved by the Government of the Republic on the proposal of the Minister of Defence pursuant to the procedure established by the Databases Act.

(4) The types of and procedure for the handling of service weapons shall be established by a regulation of the Minister of Internal Affairs.

(5) Service weapons shall be entered in the state register of service and civilian weapons which shall be established and the statutes of which shall be approved by the Government of the Republic on the proposal of the Minister of Internal Affairs pursuant to the procedure established by the Databases Act.

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