Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Estonia. 2014 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Estonia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 7, p. 6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Estonia to the United Nations. 31 January
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
17. Does your country enforce measures to prevent the manufacture, stockpiling, transfer and possession of any unmarked or inadequately marked SALW? YES
Details: Unmarked firearms and its parts are not allowed in civilians possession. Regular inspections are carried out to enforce this principle.
18. Does your country take measures to ensure that all SALW in the possession of government armed and security forces for their own use are duly marked? YES…
20. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
20.1. What records relating to SALW are kept by the State (e.g.manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by State agencies such as the armed forces etc)?
All of the named.
20.2. How long does the government keep such records?
10 years, after that information goes to archive.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapon]