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Switzerland. 1997 ‘Validity of the Licence to Acquire Arms.’ Federal Law on Arms, Arms Accessories and Ammunitions of 20 June 1997 (Status as on 12 December 2008); Chapter 2 (Section 1). Geneva: Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation / Translation for the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. 20 June

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Art. 9b Validity of the licence to acquire arms

1 The licence to acquire is valid for the whole of Switzerland and gives the right to acquire one arm or one essential component of an arm.

2 The Federal Council provides for exceptions in the cases of replacement of essential components of a legally acquired arm, acquisition of several arms or essential components of arms from the same person or acquisition by succession.

3 The licence to acquire arms is valid six months. The competent authority can extend the validity by a maximum of three months.

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