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Estonia. 2002 ‘Purpose, Types and Quantity of Weapons Permitted for Legal Persons.’ Weapons Act (Riigi Teataja I 2001, 65, 377) [with amendments to June 2004]; Section 31 (Chapter 5). Tallinn: Riigi Teataja (State Gazette). 31 March

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§ 31. Purpose, Types and Quantity of Weapons Permitted for Legal Persons

(1) A legal person may acquire, own or possess a weapon for the following purposes:
1) internal guarding;
2) engaging in corresponding sports or in hunting;
3) studying subjects related to weapons;
4) collecting;
5) providing security services.

(2) The rights granted to and the duties imposed on legal persons by this Act also apply to sole proprietors and state and local government agencies.

(3) The following weapons may be owned or possessed for the provision of security services or for internal guarding:
1) guns with a smoothbore barrel;
2) guns with a rifled barrel;
3) pistols;
4) revolvers;
5) gas pistols;
6) gas revolvers;
7) truncheons.

(4) The quantities of weapons, by type of weapon, permitted for the provision of security services and for internal guarding shall be determined by the police prefecture of the seat of the legal person on the basis of a written application, taking into account the nature of the guarded and protected objects, the degree of threat and the storage conditions for firearms. The total number of firearms and gas weapons and the number of truncheons intended for the provision of security services shall not be greater than 10 per cent of the number of employees directly engaged in the guarding and protection of the object.

(5) For the purposes of engaging in sports involving shooting, the number of sporting firearms, pneumatic weapons and crossbows owned or possessed shall not exceed 200.

(6) For the purposes of hunting, two hunting guns may be owned or possessed per employee involved in hunting.

(7) For the purposes of studying subjects related to weapons, the number of guns, pistols and revolvers owned or possessed shall not exceed 50.

ID: Q5524

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