Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Latvia. 2016 ‘Record Keeping.’ National Report of Latvia 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. 7. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations. 4 April
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
16. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
16.1. 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)?
Information on marked weapons and their owners is recorded into the Official Arms Register of the Ministry of Interior. According to the relevant Regulations, the Official Arms Register includes information on: firearms held by Stated agencies; firearms held by individual persons and legal entities, as well as information of imported, exported arms and arms in transit; firearms held, bought or sold by merchants who have the relevant licence for entrepreneurship in the field of arms circulation.
16.2. How long does the government keep such records?
Data in the Register is kept for 20 years…
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]