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Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.1, pp. 38-47. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.1: Overview of Owner Licensing Criteria and Genuine Reasons for Owning a Firearm

Switzerland (firearms other than prohibited firearms)

Age: 18 (under 18: can borrow firearms for sport shooting, target practice, or competition)

Mental Health: YES (and physical)

Drug Dependency: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Criminal Record: YES (the criminal conviction includes violence)

Public Security or Safety: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Competency: YES (relevant information is not expressly indicated in the legislation, but is implied in the legislation or is implied in or derived from a secondary, non-binding source, such as guidelines; for licence to carry)

Reason Required? YES

Hunting: YES

Target/Sport Shooting: YES

Profession: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Performance: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Collection: YES

Personal Protection: YES

ID: Q5424

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