Amendments To The Law On Arms Circulation

Original Language Title: Grozījumi Ieroču aprites likumā

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law of circulation of weapons in the Weapons Act of circulation (of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 2002, nr. 14; 2003, no. 14) the following amendments: 1. Supplement article 1, point 44, with the words "with the exception of firearms for shooting with smooth-bore firearms and ammunition in the Republic of Latvia which are classified as smooth-bore firearms".
2. in article 3: turn off the first part of paragraph 5 and 6;
to supplement the article with the third part as follows: "(3) The warning devices, including warning devices, which include boat, yacht, ship or aircraft, the equipment and the mandatory salūtpatron (warning: the subject matter or mechanism that constructively only pyrotechnic light, sound or smoke signal go; salūtpatron-cartridges with no shells and intended shooting simulation, go to salutēšan or signal) this law applies to only a portion of these items production (fabrication). "
3. Supplement article 6, the first subparagraph of paragraph 6 by the following: "6) self for the psychological effects of sound devices the dogs and other animals using."
4. Replace article 7, third paragraph, the word "transformed" with the word "apzāģēt".
5. in article 8: adding to the first part of paragraph 2, after the word "firearms" with the words "storage or";
adding to the seventh paragraph after the words "weapons permit" with the words "and the European firearms pass."
6. Article 19: replace the third paragraph, the words "and sporting guns" with the words "sports and self-defense guns, high power pneumatic weapons";
turn off the fourth paragraph, the words "big power pneumatic weapons";
replace the fifth paragraph, the words "sports guns" with the words "vītņstobr" and the sporting firearms off the words "big weapons" pneumatic energy;
Add to sixth after the word "citizen" with the words "the Republic of Latvia permanent residence received the citizen of a Member State of the European Union and European economic area citizen".
7. Express article 23 by the following: ' article 23. Legal persons who are eligible to purchase, store and transport weapons and ammunition the right to purchase, store and carry guns and their ammunition, as well as large energy weapons and their ammunition pneumatic has the following legal entities: 1) legal persons granted this right in accordance with the law;
2) State and local government educational institutions founded on which lessons related to the shooting sports, jaunsarg or military training programs if the State police approval;
3) Latvian sports federations that deal with sports, associated with the shooting (sporting federations) and their collective members, if the State police approval;
4) legal persons who have received permission to create a category 2 and 3. shooting gallery (shooting bench) if the State police permission. "
8. Express article 32 the following: ' article 32. Foreign nationals in the Republic of Latvia of rights to purchase, store, carry, carry and use firearms and large pneumatic energy weapons (1) nationals of the Member States of the European Union and European economic area citizens, if they have their national authorisation issued by the competent authority, which gives the right to buy the weapon and ammunition in the Member States of the European Union or the European economic area countries, national police issue weapon acquisition permit, and citizens have the right to buy arms trade companies , transporting, receiving or accepting donations in succession (B), (C) and (D) the category of sport and hunting firearms and ammunition, as well as large energy weapons and their ammunition pneumatic.
(2) within three working days following the purchase of firearms to the Member States of the European Union, European economic area national national the police fill out a notice of the weapon. The State police shall send that notice to the competent national authority.
(3) the citizens of the Member States of the European Union and European economic area citizens, if they have a European firearms pass and the rationale (the invitation) to enter the Republic of Latvia or crossing of transit, to lead the European firearms pass in the specified firearm or great power and pneumatic weapon ammunition, are eligible to participate with these weapons Hunt, treniņšaušan or shooting sports competitions, as well as to move their arms and ammunition in transit If the State police has made its mark in the European firearms pass.
(4) where, in accordance with the reasons for the (invitation) Member States of the European Union national or European economic area citizen with residence in the Republic of Latvia or large energy gun air gun and ammunition intended for a period longer than three months, his State police must present the European firearms pass marks for the purpose and submit their national arms issued by the competent authority of export-import licence.
(5) a Member State of the European Union and European economic area citizen can permanently store your firearm or high energy air gun in the Republic of Latvia, where State police issued the weapon storage permit.
(6) the Member State of the European Union or European economic area citizen, moving to a permanent life in the Republic of Latvia, to taking the country concerned registered firearm or great power pneumatic weapon, shall submit to the State police and the European firearms pass their national competent authorities issuing the weapons export-import licences (import – export of weapons licence) and the national police gets new European firearms pass, as well as weapon storage permit.
(7) other foreign citizens, if they have their national authorisation issued by the competent authority, which gives the right to buy a gun and ammunition abroad can get state police weapon acquisition permit and (after the weapon or the ammunition acquisition) allows this weapon and its ammunition for export from the Republic of Latvia. The weapon acquisition permit are entitled to purchase the arms trade, transporting, receiving or accepting donations in succession (B), (C) and (D) the category of sport and hunting firearms and ammunition, as well as large energy weapons and their ammunition pneumatic.
(8) national police whenever a foreign citizen purchased a firearm, shall notify the relevant foreign authority which issued the permit, or by the specified foreign competent authority.
(9) foreign nationals if they have their own national authorities issued firearms storage (carrying) permit and the firearm permit for the export from the country in which it was registered, as well as the justification (invitation) to enter the Republic of Latvia or its crossing with the Republic of Latvia in transit movement permitted firearm or great power and pneumatic weapon ammunition, after State police authorisation is entitled to participate with these weapons hunting , treniņšaušan, or shooting sports competitions, as well as to move weapons and ammunition in transit.
(10) foreign nationals (except nationals of the Member States of the European Union and European economic area citizens not covered in article 20 of this law, those limitations) in the Republic of Latvia is prohibited to store the firearms collection and enforce foreign registered weapons.
(11) foreign nationals are prohibited from abroad to exercise in the Republic of Latvia registered weapons. This prohibition does not apply to nationals of the Member States of the European Union and European economic area citizens, if they have received the permission of the national police in the Republic of Latvia for the implementation of the registered weapons in the Member States of the European Union or the European economic area countries.
(12) the national police authorisation provided for by this article shall be issued to foreign nationals and the mark of the European firearms pass shall be made in the Cabinet. "
9. Article 33: to supplement the first subparagraph following the words "missions" with the words "accredited";
to complement the second subparagraph following the words "missions" with the words "accredited in the Republic of Latvia".
10. Add to article 34, first subparagraph, after the words "as well as Latvian citizens" with the words "citizens of the Member States of the European Union and European economic area citizens".
11. Article 36: make the second paragraph by the following:

"(2) the special permission (license) is entitled to sole proprietors or companies whose members, leaders, and individuals occupying positions in the institutions of Government are at least 21 years of age reached the Latvian citizens or nationals of the Member States of the European Union or European economic area citizens, if they are not in this law, the limits laid down in article 20 (except for article 20, paragraph 5 of the above restrictions), and the employee directly connected with the subject-matter referred to in the first paragraph of the production (manufacture) the execution, repair, storage, transportation, related services or security, is at least 21 year of age reached the Latvian citizens or nationals of the Member States of the European Union or the European economic area, nationals (if they are not in this law, the limits laid down in article 20), and if the State security authorities is not news that the economic operator's action is directed against the security of the Republic of Latvia or he violates international agreements or international organizations contained certain restrictions. "
to make a fifth by the following: "(5) the decision on refusal to issue a special permit (license) or to extend its period of validity, the special permission (license) the suspension or withdrawal of the action can be a challenge and appeal in the order laid down in the laws and regulations governing the administrative challenge and appeals."
12. Supplement article 37 paragraph 1, second subparagraph, after the words "sound devices" with the words "and the strategic goods list under" arms, munitions, and armament "goods".
13. Add to article 38, the first paragraph after the word "stores" with the words "or of the warehouses".
14. Express article 39 of the last sentence of the third paragraph the following wording: "national police checks on the persons concerned do not apply article 20 of this law 1., 4., 6., 7., and in paragraph 9 the restrictions."
15. in article 41: make the third paragraph as follows: "(3) the category Gallery (shooting bench) have the right to create natural and legal persons who comply with the law in the second paragraph of article 36 of the said conditions and which have received the permission of the national police and the municipal license (permission). State and local government bodies, of which the right to acquire, store, and use of weapons are granted in accordance with the law, has the right to set up a shooting gallery (shooting bench) without the permission of the State police and municipal license (permission). ";
in the fourth paragraph, replace the words "the national armed forces and the Ministry of the Interior system authorities" with the words "the national armed forces, the Ministry of the Interior system authorities and prison administration".
16. Article 44: make the first, second and third subparagraph by the following: "(1) firearms, ammunition or firearms high energy air transport of the arms across the borders of the Republic of Latvia, with the exception of article 38 of this law, part of the fifth case, requires State police issued weapons or ammunition to the import, export or transit authorization, but their movements within the Member States of the European Union: the European firearms pass.
(2) the natural persons of weapons or ammunition to the import, export or transit licences or the European firearms pass shall be issued only to the national police sports and hunting firearms, ammunition, and large pneumatic transport of energy weapons across the border of the Republic of Latvia. Transporting firearms and ammunition to a member of the European Union if the competent national authority of the party in the European firearms pass is done check mark, which certifies that the person has reasonable grounds and the right to carry a firearm and ammunition in that Member State, if that State is not otherwise specified. The mark of the European firearms pass the physical person must also receive from the competent authorities of the country where that person, if the transiting that country not specified otherwise.
(3) firearms or large power pneumatic weapons across the border of the Republic of Latvia only allowed them loaded, packaging and not separate from their ammunition, under the Customs Act and other legislation. Guns or large power pneumatic weapons during the post removed from the package until after the customs or border guard staff request. ";
Supplement to the eighth article as follows: "(8) the European Union recommendations according to the model of the European firearms pass shall be approved by the Cabinet of Ministers."
17. transitional provisions be supplemented by 2.1 points in the following: "2.1 To article 32 of the law the twelfth part of the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations entry into force, but no longer than up to 31 December 2004 has been in force in 2003 the Cabinet of Ministers of 11 November Regulation No 647" arms, ammunition and gas pistols (revolvers) acquisition, tracking, accounting, storage, transport, transfer, walking, enforcement and collection building regulations, as well as the awards rules "the rules."
18. To supplement the law with the informative reference to European Union directives as follows: "Informative reference to European Union directives, the law includes provisions resulting from Directive 91/477/EEC."
The law shall enter into force on 1 May 2004.
The law adopted by the Parliament in 2004 on April 22.
State v. President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga in Riga on 1 May 2004 the Editorial Note: the law shall enter into force on 1 May 2004.

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