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Macedonia. 2005 ‘Article 4.’ Draft Law on Weapons; Section II (Article 4). Skopje: Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. 8 February

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Article 4

Weapon in the sense of this law are categorized in the following categories:

Category A - weapon that's purchasing is forbidden:
1. Fire weapon that is usually used as a war weapon;
2. Automatic fire weapon;
3. Fire weapon disguised in form of other object;
4. Ammunition with projectile that penetrate, with explosive and flammable projectiles and projectiles for that ammunition;
5. Ammunition for pistols and revolvers that contain grain with expansive reaction and grains for that ammunition, beside used as ammunition for hunting or sport weapons;
6. Fire weapon with implemented silencer;
7. Explosive weapon and its parts;
8. Gas weapon;
9. Cold weapon; and
10. Special equipment for weapon.

As forbidden fire weapon, in the sense of paragraph 2 of this article will not be considered hunting and sport weapon equipped with optic magnifier.

Category B - weapon that can be purchased based upon permission:
1. Semi automatic or repeating short fire weapon;
2. One-shot short fire weapon, with a central igniter;
3. One-shot short fire weapon, with total length no longer than 28 cm;
4. Semi automatic long fire weapon, with a depot and chamber that can accept more than 3 bullets;
5. Semi automatic long fire weapon, with a depot and chamber that can accept no more than 3 bullets and who's filling is not fixed;
6. Repeating and semi automatic long fire weapon, with unpeeled barrel no longer than 60 cm;
7. Semi automatic log fire weapon, for civil use, similar to automatic fire weapon,
8. One-shot long fire weapon with one or more unpeeled barrels;
9. Air weapon; and
10. Weapon for industrial use.

Category C - weapon that can be purchased by a legal subject with permission:
1. Repeating long fire weapon, which is not included with item 6 of category B;
2. One-shot long fire weapon with a peeled barrel;
3. Semi automatic long fire weapon, that is not included with items 4, 5, 6 and 7 of category B;
4. One-shot short fire weapon no longer that 28 cm;

Category D - weapon that needs to be reported and that is given with confirmation:
1. Old weapon and
2. Weapon with a cord.

[According to the Republic of Macedonia's 2009 Report on the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons, these draft provisions were adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia on 8 February 2005. The Law was amended three times in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and published in the Official Gazette RM 47/2006, 42/2007, and 86/2008]

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