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Moldova. 1994 ‘Conditions for and Limits to the Use of Firearms and Self-Defence Weapons.’ Republic of Moldova - Weapons Law [Act as of 2003]; Section V (Article 36). Chisinau: Republic of Moldova Parliament. 18 May

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Conditions for and Limits to the Use of Firearms and Self-Defence Weapons

Owners, possessors and users of firearms and self-defence weapons shall have the right to use the weapon in the cases and in the manner provided for by this law.

Controlling shot shall be considered as using the firearm.

The warning on the intention to use the firearm, with sufficient time left for response to the warning must precede the using of the firearm, except in the case when the delay in using the weapon represents direct threat to life and health of the owner, possessor or user of the weapon or other persons, or if such delay can lead to other serious consequences.

The firearm must not be used against women, minors, the elderly and the people with visible physical handicap, except if such people are attackers using weapons, when they resist with the use of weapons or if they attack in a group, whereby the life and health of the owner, possessor or user of the weapon, or property they possess or guard, is threatened, and if such actions cannot be prevented with other means and in another manner.

In all cases when the use of weapons cannot be avoided, the owners, possessors, and users must endeavour to make as little damage as possible to the health, honour, dignity and property of the persons, and to help when medical assistance is provided to the injured.

In the event of a sudden attack, the weapon may be used without warning.
Exceeding the powers related to the use of weapon shall result in liability in accordance with the law.

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