Official says number of guns for self-defense probably won't be limited by law   ({{commentsTotal}})

A law enforcement officer's pistol. Source: (Martin Dremljuga/ERR)

The Ministry of Internal Affairs probably will not pursue an amendment that would restrict the number of firearms people can register and own for self-defense in Estonia.

The bill of amendments in its current form would impose a restriction on the gun ownership of private individuals on the basis of risk estimates by security institutions to curb the chances of weapons ending up in the hands of the wrong people, Deputy Chancellor of the Interior Ministry Raivo Kuut said to Estonian daily Postimees.

Kuut added however that rules need to be imposed as regards the fields of activity of the people entitled to possess multiple firearms for self-defense and the reasons why they could be doing it.

The official said that people can be sure that the bill will not be taken forward in its current form.

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