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European Commission. 2014 ‘Slovenia.’ Study to Support an Impact Assessment on Options for Combatting Illicit Firearms Trafficking in the European Union, pp. 172-173. Luxembourg: Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services. 1 July

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Provision on the criminalisation of illicit firearms trafficking: Slovenia

Illicit firearms trafficking is a criminal offence (Illegal Manufacture of and Trade in Weapons or Explosive Materials) and is regulated in the Criminal Code (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, n. 50/12). Note that the Firearms Act, which is in the competency of the Ministry of Interior, regulates conditions for import and export of legally acquired firearms and proscribes fines in case the conditions are not met (the mentioned act also defines firearms etc.)

Illegal Manufacture of and Trade in Weapons or Explosive Materials, Article 307:

"(1) Whoever unlawfully assembles, manufacturers, offers, sells, barters, delivers, imports, exports, enters in the country or takes out from the country firearms, chemical, biological or nuclear weapon, ammunition or explosive materials or military weapons and military equipment, which individuals, legal persons and individual entrepreneurs are prohibited or restricted from trading, purchase or possess, or whoever intermediates therein, or whoever unlawfully acquires or keeps such weapons, ammunition or explosive materials, except for the firearms for which weapons certificate may be issued, shall be sentenced to between six months and five years in prison.

(2) If the offence under the previous paragraph involves a large quantity of or very valuable or dangerous firearms, ammunition, explosive substances or other means of combat, or if it poses threat, or if the act has been committed within a criminal association, the perpetrator shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than one and not more than ten years.

(3) If the act under paragraph 1 of this Article involves an individual firearm or a small quantity of ammunition for such a firearm or if the perpetrator, with the purpose to illegally sell, acquires or keeps firearms or ammunition for which a weapon certificate may be issued or if he keeps them in a large quantity or high value, the perpetrator shall be punished by imprisonment of up to one year.

(4) The same sentence as that referred to in the previous paragraph shall be imposed on a person who falsifies, or without authorization destroys, removes, or changes marks on firearms.

(5) Whoever unlawfully manufacturers, acquires, offers, sells, barters, sends, delivers, imports, exports, enters in the country or takes out of the country composite and/or spare parts of firearms, ammunition, explosive materials, explosive devices and explosive weapons, or military weapons and military equipment, a substance, ingredients, software or technology, of which he knows to be used for the manufacture or operation of the items referred to in the previous paragraphs, and keeps them for such a purpose or intermediates therein, shall be sentenced to up to five years in prison."

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