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Czech Republic. 2014 ‘Category D Firearm Licence.’ Act on Firearms and Ammunition, as amended; Part One, Title III (Section 15), p. 9. Prague: Parliament and Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. 1 July

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Section 15

(1) A category D firearm1 or ammunition for such firearm may be acquired and possessed or carried only by a natural person of over 18 years of age who is legally capable. A category D firearm or ammunition for such firearm may also be acquired and possessed by a legal entity.

(2) Firearms specified in Section 7 (a) or (b) may be used only in a shooting range, with the exception of theatre performances, reconstructions of historical battles and similar cultural events during which projectiles are not being discharged. A valid marking shall be affixed to such firearm under a special legal regulation. (3)

(3) The shooting of firearms listed in Section 7 (c) through (g) or firearms specified in Section 7 (k) shall be prohibited at places where the life or health of other persons could be endangered by shooting or where property could be damaged; unless such a place is established as a safe place for shooting, supervision of a responsible person is provided or the place is visibly marked as the place where shooting is taking place and where shooting is allowed only with appropriate protective means.

(4) The holder of a category D firearm shall be obliged to protect the firearm or ammunition for such firearm against abuse, loss or theft.

(5) The holder of a category D firearm may not

a) carry a firearm visibly in public places or in any place accessible to the general public unless it is the place and purposes referred to in paragraphs 2 or 3.
b) carry a firearm or handle it in public places or in any place accessible to the general public if his/her capacity to carry the firearm has been lowered by drinking alcohol or by using narcotic substances, medicine or due to his/her illness;
c) store more than three kilos of smokeless or black hunting powder and more than 1,000 primers; primers must be stored separately in a separate box.
d) transfer the legal title of a category D firearm or ammunition for such a firearm to a person who is not authorised to acquire these, or provide them to such a person in any way.

3) Act No. 156/2000 Coll. on proving firearms, ammunition and pyrotechnic articles and on the amendment to Act No. 288/1995 Coll. on firearms and ammunition (the Act on Firearms) as amended by Act No. 13/1998 Coll. and Act No. 368/1992 Coll. on administrative fees and charges, as amended.

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