Weapons Museum Founder Found Guilty of Unlicensed Firearms Possession ({{commentsTotal}})

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Joel Nõukas, the founder of the Military Equipment Society of Saaremaa, which runs a museum of the same name, has been handed a suspended sentence for owning a large quantity of antiquated guns, gun parts and explosives without licenses. 

Nõukas pleaded guilty, and was handed a four-year suspended sentence, with a probation period of similar length and a fine of 2,025 euros, regional media outlet Meie Maa reported today.

According to the ruling, the weapons, which number in the dozens, must be destroyed, but the head of the society, Margus Sinimets, has petitioned the court to instead hand over the weapons to the museum, as they have historic value.