Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Liechtenstein. 2016 ‘Marking and Record Keeping.’ National Report of Liechtenstein 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 Liechtenstein to the United Nations. 29 March
Section 7: Marking and Record Keeping
14. 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
14.1. Describe the markings that are applied to government-held stocks.
The Liechtenstein National Police receive its new SALW duly marked, furthermore the Liechtenstein National Police mark its SALW with the national emblem.
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)?
The owner of a weapons trade permit must according to Article 28 of the Liechtenstein Weapons Act hand over his book keeping information (manufacturing, procurement, sale or distribution of weapons, weapon components, weapon accessories, ammunition and gunpowder) to the Liechtenstein National Police:
- after the expiration of the retention period of ten years
- after going out of business
- after the revocation of the arms trade permit
16.2. How long does the government keep such records?
According to Article 53 of the Liechtenstein Weapons Ordinance, Personal details that are associated with the acquisition and transfer of a firearm will not be deleted.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapon]