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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 (prohibited firearms)

Age: 18

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: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Reason Required? YES

Hunting: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Target/Sport Shooting: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Profession: YES (security guards, farmers)

Performance: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Collection: YES

Personal Protection: 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)

ID: Q5425

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