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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: amended the weapons and special means of law to make Weapons and special means of circulation of the Act (the Latvian journal nr. 183, 2010; 112 no; 2011 2012, 2013, 18 no; no 128; by 2014, 2015, 38 no; no 64) the following amendments: 1. To supplement article 1 with 18.1 points as follows: "181) the deactivation of weapons — firearms make a bad shot for making it that all of the essential components of firearms are permanently inoperable and not removable, interchangeable or removable so that it would allow a firearm in any way to make a valid shooting, or great power pneumatic weapons make a bad shot for the offence; " 2. Turn off the first paragraph of article 3, paragraph 2, the words "and deactivated weapons that — make invalid the shots thus committing the that all the essential components of firearms are permanently inoperable and not removable, interchangeable or removable so that it would allow a firearm in any way to make a valid shooting, if this change has officially approved national police". 3. Article 9: turn off the second paragraph, the words "and to store, carry and carry deactivated firearms and large power pneumatic weapons without a State police statement that the weapon deactivate"; Add to article 2.1 part as follows: "(21) natural and legal persons are prohibited to buy, store, convey, carry, to import or export from Latvia they disengage and realize great-power pneumatic weapons without a State police assurances that great energy the pneumatic weapon has been deactivated, but deactivated firearms — without the Commission of 15 December 2015 in the implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2403, drawing up common guidelines on deactivation standards and techniques to ensure that deactivated firearms are rendered permanently unusable (hereinafter the Commission's implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2403) the deactivation confirmation. " 4. Supplement article 16 with the seventh subparagraph by the following: "(7) a Latvian citizen, permanent residence in the Republic of Latvia received the citizen of a Member State of the European Union and the European economic area citizen who has reached 21 years of age who for at least three years have registered sport organisation and is at least the second gym class with the shooting-related sport, if the person is not subject to the prohibitions referred to in this law have the right to state police permission to purchase, store and carry short firearms of category B, where the caliber is not bigger than millimeters, and their ammunition 11.43 and use these weapons in the treniņšaušan and shooting sports competition. " 5. in article 22: make the third paragraph as follows: "(3) Before hunting firearm acquisition certificate holder receives the Hunter, but a person who is a national of a Member State of the European Union, the countries of the European economic area or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Member State and received a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Latvia, shall receive national forest service permit hunt in the territory of Latvia. Before the vītņstobr hunting firearm purchasing person pass a practical examination in long-vītņstobr shooting hunting firearm (other than persons to whom such a firearm has been registered in the last five years). "; to make the ninth subparagraph by the following: "(9) persons long firearms or large power pneumatic weapons registered hunting or sport is the right hunting or shooting sports matches to keep the weapon and ammunition in a dedicated room in the vault or enclosed metal cabinet (metal box), ensure that the storage conditions that prevent accidental weapons or ammunition from falling into the hands of unauthorised persons."; Add to article 9.1 of the part as follows: "(91) persons long firearms or large power pneumatic weapons registered hunting, hunting is a right to keep a gun and ammunition in the vehicle. People with long firearms or large power pneumatic weapons registered hunting or sport, have the right to temporarily stop time (up to two hours), while carrying weapons and ammunition or from hunting, shooting sports competitions or treniņšaušan class, to store the weapon and ammunition in the vehicle. Weapons and ammunition in the vehicle positioned as a safer place to the case, or other container in which the weapon and ammunition is inserted, it would not be visible from outside the vehicle, lock the vehicle doors and luggage compartment and turn on the alarm device, ensuring that the weapon and ammunition did not get into the hands of unauthorised persons. "; the twelfth, expressed as follows: "(12) the natural person prohibited weapons, ammunition, special funds and deactivated weapons to visit public holidays, commemorative, entertainment, sports or recreational activities in a public place, except when authorized by the event organizer. Disengage weapon forbidden to wear open manner and demonstrate in public. " 6. Supplement article 23 with 5.1 part as follows: "(51) the legal entities authorised for wild species for keeping your property or possession of the existing fenced areas, have the right to register for hunting firearms and ammunition, providing weapons and munitions of compliance, to issue a natural person who is competent authority issued the category hunting firearm storage permission to use these hunting firearm hunt fenced areas and outside them. The following hunting hunting firearm issued by the participating legal entities who have received permission to work with weapons and monitor the weapons and ammunitions circulation rules. " 7. Article 25: replace the second paragraph, the words "Recruitment and jaunsardz Center" with the words "Jaunsardz and information center"; to supplement the article with the third part as follows: "(3) the conditions and procedures for the legal person, who has received permission to wild species for keeping your property or possession of the existing fenced areas, it issued a registered firearm and hunting ammunition natural person shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers." 8. Turn off the article 28, fourth paragraph, the words "but to build decontamination of firearms and large pneumatic energy weapons collection may be with State police that the weapon has been deactivated ". 9. Article 35: Supplement to article 6.1 part as follows: "(61) decision about shooting instructor certificate issue or refusal to issue such a certificate shall be taken within three months of receipt of the application for certification of a shooting instructor."; to make the ninth subparagraph by the following: "(9) news about the shooting instructor certificate issued to the Association" Latvian Sports Federation Council "recorded in the register of licences and certificates. Register of licences and certificates to be recorded in volume terms, their inclusion, use and deletion, as well as institutions to be granted access to this information in the register shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. " 10. Add to article 39 of the ninth subparagraph by the following: "(9) to nationals of the Member States of the European Union and European economic area citizens who have their national competent authorities issued firearm storage permit and the European firearms pass, as well as other foreign nationals who have their national competent authorities issued firearm storage permit has the right to use legal hunting the person who authorised the wild species for keeping your property or possession of the existing fenced areas , registered hunting firearms and ammunition. " 11. Replace article 50 in the first paragraph, the words "national armed forces" with the words "Jaunsardz and information center, the national armed forces." 12. To supplement the law with article 53.1 the following: ' article 53.1. Deactivation of weapons (1) the national police has the authority to verify that the deactivation of the firearm in accordance with the Commission's implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2403 technical specifications laid down. (2) firearms and air weapons of great power in the service of a statement of the deactivation of the State fee payable. (3) firearms and large pneumatic energy weapons of the deactivation procedure, as well as the procedures and the extent to which a State fee is payable on the firearm and big power pneumatic weapon of deactivation, determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. " 13. transitional provisions supplementing with 8, 9 and 10 in paragraph by the following: ' 8. Article 23 of this law and article 39 5.1 the ninth part shall enter into force on January 1, 2017. 9. The national police certificate and issued opinions that the weapon has been deactivated, are valid for the decontamination of weapons possession and carrying, transporting the firearm deactivated in the territory of Latvia, as well as large energy deactivated pneumatic transporting weapons. Deactivated firearms, for which the State police have issued statements and opinions that the weapons are deactivated, you can leave the imports from Latvia, Latvia, acquire or realize, if the Commission's implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2403 deactivation set. 10. The Cabinet of Ministers by 2016 December 1, issued by this law, the third paragraph of article 53.1 these provisions. " The Parliament adopted the law June 2, 2016. The President r. vējonis 2016 in Riga on June 17.
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