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Latvia. 2003 ‘Restrictions on Natural Persons Regarding Acquisition, Possession and Carrying of Weapons and Munitions Thereof.’ Law on the Handling of Weapons; Chapter IV (Section 20). Riga: The Saeima. 1 January

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Section 20. Restrictions on Natural Persons Regarding Acquisition, Possession and Carrying of Weapons and Munitions Thereof

It is prohibited to issue a permit for the acquisition, possession or carrying of firearms or high-energy pneumatic weapons to a person:
1) who has once been convicted for committing a criminal offence - earlier than three years after extinguishment or setting aside of the conviction;
2) to whom mental dysfunction has been diagnosed;
3) who has been diagnosed as addicted to alcohol, narcotic, psychotropic or toxic substances;
4) to whom during the last two years administrative sanctions have been applied for violations related to the use of alcohol, narcotic, psychotropic or toxic substances or for petty hooliganism;
5) who is not able to use a firearm or a high-energy pneumatic weapon due to physical deficiencies;
6) regarding whom the State Police has substantiated information that the person may misuse a weapon or who has stated unjustified reasons for the acquisition of a weapon;
7) regarding whom the State Police, the Office of the Prosecutor or the State security institutions have information attesting that such persons belong to prohibited militarised or armed formations, public organisations (parties) or associations thereof;
8) who has no declared (registered) place of residence; and
9) who has been held to criminal liability for committing a criminal offence

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