Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

Estonia. 2002 ‘Weapons and Ammunition Prohibited for Civilian Purposes.’ Weapons Act (Riigi Teataja I 2001, 65, 377) [with amendments to June 2004]; Section 20 (Chapter 2). Tallinn: Riigi Teataja (State Gazette). 31 March

Relevant contents

§ 20. Weapons and Ammunition Prohibited for Civilian Purposes

(1) The use of the following firearms is prohibited for civilian purposes:
1) firearms disguised as other objects;
2) smoothbore guns with an overall length of less than 840 mm or where the length of each barrel is less than 450 mm;
3) firearms which can be folded (collapsed) or shortened to a greater extent than generally permitted for such type of weapon;
4) firearms which can be fired when disassembled;
5) automatic firearms which can produce full automatic fire with a single pull on the trigger;
6) firearms which do not have the manufacturer's marking;
7) particularly powerful firearms which are generally used as military weapons…

(4) The use of the following ammunition is prohibited for civilian purposes:
1) gas pistol and gas revolver cartridges containing neuroparalytic substances or substances which induce skin damage, general intoxication or choking and which may cause damage to health to the extent where medical attention is required to eliminate the consequences of exposure;
2) armour-piercing ammunition, which means a firearm cartridge the bullet of which has an armour-piercing hard core;
3) ammunition with explosive projectiles, which means a firearm cartridge the bullet of which contains a charge which explodes upon impact with an obstruction;
4) ammunition with incendiary projectiles, which means a firearm cartridge the bullet of which contains a substance which ignites upon impact with an obstruction;
5) pistol or revolver cartridges with a hollow-pointed bullet;
6) particularly dangerous ammunition which is generally used in military weapons.

(5) The list of models of particularly powerful firearms generally used as military weapons and prohibited for civilian purposes and of types of particularly dangerous ammunition generally used in military weapons and prohibited for civilian purposes shall be established by a regulation of the Minister of Internal Affairs.

ID: Q5517

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.