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Czech Republic. 2014 ‘Issue of a Firearm Licence.’ Act on Firearms and Ammunition, as amended; Part One, Title V (Section 33), pp. 28-29. Prague: Parliament and Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. 1 July
Section 33: Issue of a Firearm Licence
(1) The relevant police unit shall issue a firearm licence to a natural or legal person whose place or residence or seat is in the Czech Republic and who
a) is the holder of a trade licence in the sector of firearms and ammunition and who applies for a firearm licence for group A, B, C, D, E or F1 or for carrying out activities in the field of unexploded ordnance, if he/she is applying for a firearm licence for group K; and
b) proves that he/she has been authorised to carry out activities for which he/she is applying for a firearm licence, if a firearm licence for group G, H, I or J is under consideration and he/she needs a firearm, ammunition and/or a prohibited accessory to a firearm for such activities.
(2) The relevant police unit shall reject an application for a firearm licence if
a) a natural or legal person does not meet the condition under paragraph 1;
b) a legal person is not without a criminal record since it was sentenced for an intentional criminal offence or if such a legal person is seen as having been sentenced; or
c) a natural person or their responsible representative, if such a representative has been established, or the responsible representative or member of the statutory body of a legal person does not satisfy the condition of being without a criminal record under Section 22 or the condition of being reliable under Section 23.
(3) For the purpose of assessing whether the legal person is without a criminal record under paragraph 2 (b) the relevant police unit shall request the extract from the Register of Criminal Records. The application for an extract from the Register of Criminal Records and the extract itself shall be issued electronically using the method allowing the online access.
(4) The relevant police unit shall suspend the procedure on issuing a firearm licence if prosecution has been commenced against a legal or natural person for a criminal offence the commitment of which excludes a legal person from being without any criminal record under paragraph 2 (b) or a natural person under paragraph 2 (c ).