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Estonia. 2002 ‘General Procedure for Carrying of Weapons.’ Weapons Act (Riigi Teataja I 2001, 65, 377) [with amendments to June 2004]; Section 50 (Chapter 7). Tallinn: Riigi Teataja (State Gazette). 31 March

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§ 50. General Procedure for Carrying of Weapons

(1) Weapons and ammunition shall be carried together with a corresponding weapons permit or permit to carry a weapon.

(2) Weapons and ammunition shall be carried in a concealed manner which precludes their being lost, falling into the hands of other persons or causing accidental damage. The chamber of a carried firearm, except for the chamber of a revolver, shall be empty of cartridges.

(3) It is prohibited to carry weapons or ammunition:
1) while intoxicated or under the influence of narcotic, psychotropic or psychotoxic substances;
2) at meetings, demonstrations, pickets, festivities and other public events, except for persons performing their functions or duties at such public events.

(4) A Minister may, by a directive, restrict the carrying of weapons in the ministry, in government agencies within the area of government of the ministry, in state agencies administered by the ministry and at facilities in the possession of such government agencies or state agencies.

(5) A directing body or head of a company or non-profit association or a sole proprietor may, by an order, restrict the carrying of weapons in its seat and at other facilities in its ownership or possession if the police prefecture of the location of the facility has granted its consent therefor.

(6) The carrying of hunting weapons while hunting is regulated by the Hunting Act and legislation issued on the basis thereof.

[Editor's Note: According to § 49 of this Act, 'carrying' is defined as 'the carrying of a weapon on one's person outside a storage room']

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