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DECREES AND ORDERS
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13.07.2010
DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
on the provision of enforcement of the decree no.679, dated February 21, 1998 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the application of the law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapons

With the view of providing the enforcement of the decree no.670, dated February 21, 1998 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the application of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapons I hereby resolve:

1. Following documents related to the use and circulation of duty and non-military weapons (enclosed) in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan to be approved:

1) Rules for the maintenance of State Cadastre of duty and non-military weapons;
2) Rules for due to assignment use, keeping and obtainment of duty and non-military weapons by foreigners, legal entities of foreign states and the persons without citizenship in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
3) Preparation program for keeping, carrying and due to assignment use of duty weapons, rules for periodical check of the fire weapon by its user for determination of its suitability to the application circumstances, and the rules for obtainment of duty weapons and for giving such weapons to natural persons;
4) Rules for bringing duty and non-military weapons to the Republic of Azerbaijan and taking them from the country;
5) Rules for the sale of duty and non-military weapons in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
6) Rules for keeping, recording, carrying, sending, transportation and due to assignment use of duty and non-military weapons;
7) Requirements for storage of weapons;
8) Rules for the application of duty weapons in connection with official duty performance;
9) Rules for application of fire weapons for hunting and for going in for sports;
10) Rules for exhibition and collection of non-military weapons;
11) Rules for destroy and uncompensated withdrawal of the weapons and their ammunition inappropriate with technical specifications and impossible to repair;
12) Rules for the withdrawal of weapons.

2. to be determined that this decree applies to the Ministries of Defense, National Security, Internal Affairs, State Frontier Service, Special State Protection Service, Courier Communication bodies and the bodies enforcing penalties.
3. Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan to be commissioned within the limits of its power to solve the issues arising from this decree within one month.

Haydar ALİYEV,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Baku city, August 24, 2002
no. 769

Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
RULE for the maintenance of State Cadastre of duty and non-military weapon

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS [2]
1.1. This rule is developed according to Article 5 and 6 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapons and establishes the order for the maintenance of State Cadastre of duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition.
1.2. State Cadastre of duty and non-military weapons (hereinafter called Cadastre) is the information system for duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition types, circulation of which is authorized in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
1.3. Cadastre is formed, maintained and published by the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patent of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter called Committee) of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
1.4. Certificate of Conformity issued for the model and ammunition type of the weapon and recognized in the Republic of Azerbaijan in due order is essential for including the model and ammunition type into Cadastre.

II. STRUCTURE OF THE CADASTRE
2.1. Cadastre comprises the following parts containing the information indicated in point 2.2 and 2.3 of this Rule.
2.1.1. Duty weapons produced in the Republic of Azerbaijan and their ammunition;
2.1.2. Duty weapons produced in foreign countries and their ammunition;
2.1.3. Non-military weapons produced in the Republic of Azerbaijan and their ammunition;
2.1.4. Non-military weapons produced in foreign countries and their ammunition;
2.2 Necessary information about weapons produced in the Republic of Azerbaijan and their ammunition:
2.2.1. Name, model (brand), type, number;
2.2.2. Colored photo and mounting drawing;
2.2.3. Main technical indications;
2.2.4. Name of the designer and manufacturer;
2.2. Results of certification carried out in due order in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
2.2.7.Name of the laboratory carrying out certification tests;
2.3. Information about weapons produced in foreign countries and their ammunition:
2.3.1. For weapons and their ammunition certified according to international treaties on mutual recognition of the results of certification of weapons and their ammunition, a party of which is the Republic of Azerbaijan:
- Name, model (brand), type, number;
- Colored photo and mounting drawing;
- Main technical indications;
- Name of producing country and enterprise;
- Name of the laboratory carrying out certification tests;
- List of the documents defined in the agreements on the mutual recognition of the results of the certification of weapons and their ammunition;
- Recognition of the results of the certification of weapons and their ammunition in due order in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
2.3.2. For the weapon and their ammunition certified in due order in the Republic of Azerbaijan, in the lack of international treaties on mutual recognition of the results of certification of weapons and their ammunition, a party of which is the Republic of Azerbaijan,
- Name, model (brand), type, number;
- Colored photo and mounting drawing;
- Main technical indications;
- Name of producing country and enterprise;
- Results of certification of weapons and their ammunition carried out in due order on the Republic of Azerbaijan;
- Name of the laboratory carrying out certification tests;
Import of duty and non-military weapons and ammunition to the Republic of Azerbaijan is allowed after the model and ammunition type of the relevant weapon is certified and the information indicated in this point are included into the Cadastre

III. INCLUSION OF INFORMATION ABOUT WEAPONS AND THEIR AMMUNITION INTO THE CADASTRE

3.1. In cases indicated in point 2.2 and 2.3.2 of this rule, the inclusion of information about duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition into the cadastre is realized by the recognition of positive results of certification of the model and ammunition type of a certain weapon, carried out in the Republic of Azerbaijan in due order, and in the case indicated in point 2.3.1 of this rule, through the recognition of the results of certification of the model and ammunition type of a certain weapon in due order in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
3.2. Committee accredits testing laboratories for carrying out the certification tests for the definition of conformity of the model and ammunition type of the weapon with the following requirements:
3.2.1. Stability, safety and conformity of the weapon and its ammunition with forensic requirements - with the participation and agreement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
3.2.2. Conformity of the weapon and its ammunition with medical and biological requirements, of the ammunition with chemical and analytical requirements related to toxic substances and formulations - with the agreement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and with the agreement and participation of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
3.3. Inclusion of the model and ammunition type of the submitted weapon into the Cadastre is realized on the basis of the application made in due order by the enterprise producing the weapon and its ammunition, the person importing the weapon and its ammunition to the Republic of Azerbaijan, citizen and legal entities of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter called Client)
3.4.For the Inclusion of the model and ammunition type of the weapon into the Cadastre, alongside with the application, Client shall submit the relevant information indicated in item 2.2 and 2.3 of this rule and the sample of the model and ammunition type of the weapon.

3.5. Guided by the point 3.1 of this rule, Committee within 15 days from the date of submittal of the application by Client shall make a decision about inclusion of the model and ammunition type of the weapon into state cadastre or about the refusal to do so.
3.6. Whereas the decision for the inclusion of the weapon model into the Cadastre is made, Committee relegates the weapon to duty and non-military weapons and assigns to its model a registration number.
3.7. In case of the decision about the refusal to include the model into the Cadastre, Committee informs (by indicating the reasons) the Client to this end within 10 days.
3.8. Samples of each model and ammunition type of the weapon included into Cadastre are presented to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for keeping.
3.9. Costs for the works, directed the inclusion of the model and ammunition type of the weapon into the Cadastre are paid by the Client.
IV. FINAL PROVISIONS
4.1. Cadastre is published and disseminated by the Committee.
4.2. Cadastre is republished every three years. Within 15 days after the certification of the weapon and its ammunition all the modifications and additions are put into the Cadastre and the information is published every quarter in due order.
4.3. Original and reference copy of the Cadastre, modifications and additions made to the Cadastre and all the documents related to the inclusion of weapon models and ammunition types into Cadastre are kept in the Committee.
Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
RULES
for due to assignment use, keeping and obtaining of duty and non-military weapons by foreigners, legal entities of foreign states and the persons without citizenship in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
1. These rules are developed on the basis of part 6 of Article 7 and part 12 of Article 9 of the law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapons and establishes due to assignment use, keeping and obtaining of duty and non-military weapons by foreigners, legal entities of foreign states and the persons without citizenship in the territory
2. Legal entities of foreign states are allowed to obtain duty weapons in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan as provided by legislation and in case of provision by an international treaty, to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is signatory.
3. Legal entities of foreign states are allowed to use and keep duty weapons belonging to them in accordance with assignment in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan only in exceptional cases with the special authorization by the minister of internal affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In case of refusal to issue the authorization, bringing the weapon to the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan keeping and using it in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan is not allowed. Special authorization shall be received before the weapon is brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan.
4. Representatives of foreign states performing their official statutory duties and the members of diplomatic representations can keep and use their duty weapons in accordance with their assignment and as consistent with point 5 of these Rules.
5. Legal entities of foreign states can obtain and keep non -military weapon in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan as consistent with the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
6. In order to obtain non-military weapon in the Republic of Azerbaijan foreigners shall receive special authorization from the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the basis of petition issued by the diplomatic representation of the country they belong.
7. In case special authorization is granted, foreigners can keep the non-military weapon in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan at the latest for 5 days starting from the moment of obtainment. Foreigners shall take the weapon out of the Republic of Azerbaijan before the termination of this term.
8. As provided by the Legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, defaulting the obligation indicated in point 7 of these Rule, leads to responsibility.
9. Foreigners can obtain air guns and spray devices without special authorization from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In this case the enterprise dealing with the sale of duty and non-military weapon sells such weapons to foreigners as provided by legislation, on the basis of their Identification document and makes relevant records in the register of sold weapons.
10. Foreigners can use the weapon they have obtained in the Republic of Azerbaijan or brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with the order defined in legislation at hunting areas and for opening fire, at relevant sport competitions and trainings.
11. Persons without citizenship are allowed to obtain and use non-military weapon in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan only in exceptional cases, if provided by an international treaty a party of which is the Republic of Azerbaijan.
12. In all cases foreigners and legal entities obtaining, keeping and using weapon as assigned in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall observe the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan on weapons.

Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Preparation program for keeping, carrying and due to assignment use of duty weapons, rules for periodical check of the fire weapon by its user for determination of its suitability to the application circumstances, and the rules for obtainment of duty weapons and for giving such weapons to natural persons.

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1. This rule is developed in accordance with Article 8 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon and the preparation program for keeping, carrying and due to assignment use of duty weapons, rules for periodical check of the fire weapon by its user for determination of its suitability to the application circumstances, and the rules for obtainment of duty weapons and for giving such weapons to natural persons

II. PREPARATION PROGRAM FOR KEEPING, CARRYING AND DUE TO ASSIGNMENT USE OF DUTY WEAPON
2.1. Right of keeping and using duty weapons due to assignment can be enjoyed only by the persons succeeding in the demonstration of sufficient knowledge and ability in accordance with the preparation program for keeping, carrying and due to assignment use of duty weapon (hereinafter called Program)
2.2. Program is developed by state bodies and legal entities obtaining duty weapon in due order, with the agreement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter called MIA).
2.3. The Program shall consider checking the ability and knowledge related to material and technical part of the weapon, tactical and technical information, keeping, carrying, and using the weapon due to assignment, as well as practical shooting.
2.4. Relevant knowledge and ability of duty weapon users shall be cheeked not less than once a year. And the relevant knowledge and ability of persons obtaining the duty weapon for the first time is tested before the petition is given as provided by point 4.8 of this Rule.
2.5. Knowledge and ability of persons indicated in point 2.4 of this Rule is tested and assessed according to the program, by the Commission organized by the state body or legal person obtaining the duty weapon with the participation of a MIA officer.
2.6. Persons failing to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and ability in accordance with the program are refused to be granted with a certificate approving the right of keeping and using duty weapon due to assignment or the previously issued certificate is withdrawn. However it does not prevent this person from participating in the next process for testing the knowledge and ability according to the program.
III. RULES FOR PERIODICAL CHECK OF THE FIRE WEAPON BY ITS USER FOR DETERMINATION OF ITS SUITABILITY TO THE APPLICATION CIRCUMSTANCES
3.1. Necessary measures shall be taken by the user of fire weapon in order to keep it in a state of permanent suitability for shooting. With this view in-time cleaning and observance to storage rules shall be provided.
3.2. Instructions about the concrete rules for periodical check of the user of the fire weapon, with regard to his suitability to the application circumstances of the weapon are prepared by relevant state bodies and legal entities, with the agreement of MIA.
3.3. Before turning up to work for performing official duties, the user examines the duty weapon and its ammunition visually and checks whether its mechanisms work properly.
3.4. Suitability of duty fire weapon is checked during firing exercises.
3.5. During the suitability checks, special attention shall be given to the proper functioning of all mechanisms and elements of the duty fire weapon not used for a long time.
3.6. Checking the circumstances for the storage of duty weapon in due order, MIA examines the weapon externally, defines the state of its components and whether the mechanisms are functioning properly.
IV. RULES FOR OBTAINING DUTY WEAPONS AND FOR GIVING SUCH WEAPONS TO NATURAL PERSONS
4.1. With authorization from MIA, duty weapons are given to state bodies and legal entities having special charter purposes (protection of life and health of people, safeguarding natural resources, property, precious and dangerous cargo, and special dispatches) and realizing the function of hunting and fishing resources protection.
4.2. Special authorization is given on the basis of an application by state body or legal entity. The purpose for receiving the weapon and its ammunition, its name, brand, type, quantity and the location where the weapon and its ammunition was obtained shall be exactly indicated in the application.
4.3. MIA shall make decision on giving special authorization or on refusal to do so (by indicating reasons) at the latest within one month after the submittal of the application
4.4. Decision about special authorization shall include the name, brand, type, quantity of the weapon and its ammunition, as well as the date of issue and expiry of the authorization.
4.5. Within two weeks after obtaining duty weapon on the basis of a special authorization, the state body or legal entity shall have the weapon registered in MIA.
4.6. Certificate approving the right of keeping and due to assignment use of the registered duty weapon shall be issued by MIA to state bodies and legal entities. Validity term of this certificate is three years.
4.7. Duty weapon and its ammunition can be given only to the state body or legal entity having the certificate approving the right for carrying and using the duty weapon due to its assignment.
4.8. Head of a state body or legal entity applies to MIA with petition for the duty weapon to be given to an employee.
4.9. Petition shall contain the following information:
4.9.1. First, patronymic and family name of the employee;
4.9.2. Existence of labor relationship between the employee and the state body or legal entity;
4.9.3. Existence of the circumstances indicated in part 4 of the Article 7 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon, preventing the employee from obtaining a duty weapon;
4.9.4. Demonstration of sufficient knowledge and ability by the employee, in accordance with preparation program for the rules of keeping, carrying and due to assignment use of duty weapon. Medical certificate about the health of the employee is enclosed to the petition.
4.10 On the basis of the petition by the state body or legal entity, MIA issues the certificate approving the right of the employee to keep and use duty weapon due to assignment.

4.11. Validity term of the certificate approving the right of the employee to keep and use duty weapon due to assignment is three years (with the provision that the validity term of the certificate approving the right to keep and use duty weapon, issued by the state body or legal entity, the employee belongs is not exceeded). Upon completion, the validity term can be prolonged for another three years.
Duplicate of the certificate can be issued to the owner in the event of the loss of the document.
4.12. Employee of a state body or legal entity, having the certificate indicated in point 4.10 of this Rule receives the duty weapon on the basis of the decision of the chief of the state body or legal entity he belongs.
4.13. Allocation of automatic arms to militarized defense detachments of state bodies and legal entities is allowed only in exceptional cases with the special authorization of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
RULES for bringing duty and non-military weapons to the Republic of Azerbaijan and taking them from the country;
1. These rules are developed in accordance with the Article 11 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon and define the rules for bringing duty and non-military weapons to the Republic of Azerbaijan and taking them from the country;
2. Duty and non-military weapon can be brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan by legal entities and citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Duty and non-military weapons can be brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan by foreigners only in due order for being used in weapon exhibitions or sport competitions (accordingly on the basis of invitation of the organizers of exhibitions and competitions) and for the purpose of hunting (in accordance with defined order, on the basis of contract with the legal entity of the Republic of Azerbaijan dealing with hunting).
3. Bringing duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition to the Republic of Azerbaijan and taking them from the country is realized with the special authorization of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
4. Rare military weapons can be taken out from the Republic of Azerbaijan as provided by legislation on the basis of special authorization by MIA and with the agreement of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Weapons and their ammunition belonging to the Museum Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan can be taken out of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the purpose of organization and conductance of relevant exhibitions as provided by legislation on the basis of special authorization by MIA and with the agreement of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
5. Special authorization for bringing duty and non-military weapons to the Republic of Azerbaijan and taking them from the country is granted on the basis of the application by relevant natural person or legal entity. Application shall contain the name, brand, quantity, of the weapon and its ammunition being taken out of the Republic of Azerbaijan or brought to the country as well as the purpose and term of bringing the weapon to the Republic of Azerbaijan or taking it out from the country and the information about the certification of the weapon brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan.
6. Decision of granting special authorization or on refusal to do so (by indication the reasons) shall be made within fifteen days at the latest after the submittal of the application.
7. Models and ammunition types of all duty weapons brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be certified, with exception of the cases indicated in point 8 of these rules,
8. In following cases it is allowed to bring duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition to the Republic of Azerbaijan without certification:
8.1. In case the weapons and their ammunition have a certificate (with the provision that the Republic of Azerbaijan is a signatory of an international treaty on the recognition of the results of certification of weapons and their ammunition produced in a foreign country)
8.2. In case the weapon is brought with the purpose of organization and conductance of a weapon exhibition;
8.3. In case the weapon is necessary for participating in sport competitions or hunting in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
9. Weapons and their ammunition brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan and taken out of the country shall go through mandatory examination. Examination is carried out, when weapons and ammunition are passed through customs border as provided by legislation.
Representatives from MIA, State Customs Committee and the Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patent of the Republic of Azerbaijan and if necessary from other bodies participate in the examination.
10. Transit transportation of duty and non-military weapon through the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan is realized on the basis of special authorization issued by MIA and in accordance with these Rules.
11. Persons bringing duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition to the Republic of Azerbaijan or taking them out from the country shall observe to the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan on weapon and the relevant legislation of foreign countries.
Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
RULES for the sale of duty and non-military weapons in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan
1. These Rules are developed in accordance with Article 13 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon and establish rules for the sale of duty and non-military weapons in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
2. Sale of duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan in due order is realized by enterprises dealing with the production of duty and non-military weapons, enterprises dealing with the sale of duty and non-military weapons, state bodies, legal entities, sport and hunting societies and educational institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
3. Enterprises dealing with the production of duty and non-military weapons can sell the produced weapon to Client (to state bodies and legal entities enjoying the right to receive the weapon and its ammunition and to the enterprises dealing with the sale of weapons and their ammunition) by fulfilling the requirements of Article 22 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapons. Name, brand, and quantity of the weapons and their ammunition sold to the Client by such enterprises shall be in line with the content of the order by Client.
4. Enterprises realizing the sale of duty and non -military weapons and their ammunition shall obtain relevant special authorization from the Ministry of Internal Affairs the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter called MIA).
5. Special authorization for the sale of weapons and their ammunition is issued on the basis of application from the relevant enterprise. Application contains the information about the name and location of the enterprise, personal details of employees, and list of the persons dealing directly with the sale of weapons and their ammunition, location of sale, and the storehouse or room allocated specially for keeping weapons and their ammunition. Documents containing this information and the certificate about state registration of the enterprise shall be enclosed to the application.
6. On the basis of the application, Commission established by MIA realizes the examination of the location for selling weapons and their ammunition. Commission comprises a police officer, representatives from fire protection bodies and sanitary service and if necessary from other organizations.
7. As the result of the examination Commission drafts an act. Availability, conformity or non-conformity of the selling and specially allocated storage locations of weapons and their ammunition with relevant requirements is indicated in the act.
8. In accordance with the act prepared by the Commission at the latest within one month after submittal of the application for authorization, MIA makes a decision on giving special authorization for the sale of weapons and their ammunition or on refusal to do so (by indicating reasons)
9. Special authorization is issued for two years. Upon the completion of the period of the authorization, the validity term can be prolonged in accordance with point 4-8 of these Rules.
10. Enterprises dealing with the sale of duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition shall fulfill the requirements of Article 23 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon.
11. With the exclusion of cases indicated in point 13 of these Rules it is not allowed to sell other products in the places intended for weapon and ammunition sale.
12. State bodies and legal entities performing their special statutory functions, sport and hunting societies, and educational institutions can sell the weapons and their ammunition under their property on legal basis by informing MIA beforehand, with the help of the enterprises dealing with the sale of duty and non-military weapons or by going through re-registration in MIA.
13. Rare duty weapons can be sold in due order with special authorization from MIA and with agreement of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan
14. Following are prohibited in relation to the sale of duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition:
14.1. Selling a fire weapon to entities without the right to obtain duty and non-military weapons;
14.2. Selling a fire weapon to entities without the special authorization to obtain duty and non-military weapons;
14.3.Selling a fire weapon and its ammunition to the citizen of the Republic of Azerbaijan without a certificate approving the right to keep and use fire, hunting or sporting weapons due to assignment.
15. Sale of the following weapons is prohibited:
15.1. Weapons without seal, number and not certified as provided by legislation;
15.2. Weapons belonging to the Museum fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
15.3. Rifled weapons which were not subject to control shooting due to the rules defined by MIA;
15.4. Weapons, circulation of which is prohibited by Article 3 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapons.
16. Sale of weapons and their ammunition during the period and in the territory of state emergency can be prohibited or limited on the basis of the decision made by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

RULES for keeping, recording, carrying, sending, transportation and due to assignment use of duty and non-military weapons;

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1. These rules are defined in accordance with part1 of Article 15 as well as Article 8, 9, 22 and 23 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon, and establish rules for keeping, recording, carrying, sending, transportation and due to assignment use of duty and non-military weapons;

II. RULES FOR RECORDING DUTY AND NON-MILTARY WEAPONS
2.1. Recording of duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition is carried out to prevent the cases of their loss and theft during circulation, and usage inconsistent with assignment.
2.2. Regardless of the brand, type, source of obtainment, all weapons and ammunition are recorded (with the exception of the cartridge of non-rifled hunting guns used by natural persons)
2.3. Records of all duty and non-military weapons are made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter called MIA) on the basis of the registration of submitted information, weapon and its ammunition.
2.4. Enterprises dealing with the production of duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition in accordance with the legislation, shall make the registration of produced weapons and their ammunition in the relevant register including brand marks and registration numbers and submit this information to MIA not less than once every quarter.
2.5. Enterprises dealing with duty and non-military weapons as provided by legislation, in accordance with relevant form shall submit information about the sold duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition as well as about the buyer to the body of internal affairs within 3 days (with the exclusion of air guns and spray devices) and make relevant notes about obtainment of the weapon on the part of the form remaining with the buyer.
2.6. As provided by legislation, state bodies and legal entities shall within two weeks have the obtained duty and non-military weapon and their ammunition registered in MIA on the basis of the documents proving their legality.
2.7. As provided by legislation, citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter - citizens) shall within two weeks have the obtained fire hunting and sporting weapon registered in MIA. Personal file of each citizen having weapon under his property is kept in the body of internal affairs.

III. RULES FOR KEEPING DUTY AND NON-MILITARY WEAPONS
3.1. Duty and non-military weapon and their ammunition are kept in accordance with the order defined by legislation on the basis of following:
3.1.1. Enterprises producing weapons and their ammunition - on the basis of the special authorization for producing duty and non -military weapons;
3.1.2. enterprises dealing with the sale of weapons and their ammunition - on the basis of the special authorization for producing duty and non -military weapons;
3.1.3. State bodies and legal entities - on the basis of the certificate approving the right to keep and use duty weapon due to assignment;
3.1.4. citizens - on the basis of special authorization for obtaining non-military weapon, and certificate approving the right to keep and use fire hunting and sporting weapons due to their assignment;
3.1.5. foreigners - on the basis of special authorization for obtaining non-military weapon in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan (with the provision of taking the weapon out of the Republic of Azerbaijan within 5 days starting from the day of obtainment) contract about hunting in the Republic of Azerbaijan concluded with the relevant legal entity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the invitation (in relation to weapon brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan by foreigners) by the relevant organizers of competitions or exhibitions for participating in a sport competition or weapon exhibition.
Parliament members of the Republic of Azerbaijan and other persons in high position indicated in legislation keep duty weapons on the basis of legislative acts considering granting such weapons to them and the documents about the assignment of a certain weapon to them.
3.2. All the entities indicated in point 3.1 of these Rules shall keep weapons and their ammunition under circumstances excluding their seizure by unauthorized persons and enabling their security and protection. Giving a fire weapon and its ammunition to third persons is prohibited without the special authorization from MIA.
3.3. In case of the loss or theft of weapons or their ammunition, or in the event of removal from usage or ownership due to other reasons, the owners of the weapon and its ammunition shall instantly inform the bodies of internal affairs to this end.
3.4. In order to receive the special authorizations indicated in point 3.1 of these Rules, entities shall apply to MIA in due order, by giving detailed information about the circumstances under which the weapon and its ammunition will be kept (sustainability, technical protection level of the building, storehouse, room, Availability of guards), and about the person directly responsible for keeping the weapons and their ammunition. Questionnaire (personal details) about the person directly responsible for keeping the weapons and their ammunition, documents reflecting the information (name, surname, patronymic name, date and place of birth, previous working experience and behavior, medical certificate about the suitability of the person for the work) about the persons related to the storage of weapons and their ammunition shall be enclosed to application.
3.5. Commission involving the employees of sanitary service, police, fire protection bodies, and if necessary other organizations is established by MİA for examining the information indicated in the applications submitted by the entities, enumerated in points 3.1.1.- 3.1.1 of these Rules. Commission checks on-site the conformity of buildings, storehouses, rooms allocated for keeping weapon and their ammunition with relevant requirements and drafts a relevant act on the basis of checking results. Decisions of MI about the issuance of special authorization or about the refusal to do so are based on these acts.
3.6. Spaces (buildings, storehouses, rooms) allocated by entities enumerated in points 3.1.1 - 3.1.3 of these Rules for keeping weapons and their ammunition shall fulfill following requirements:
3.6.1. The place shall be intended specially for keeping weapon and its ammunition;
3.6.2. Such places shall be equipped with high-level technical and other protection means, as well as fire protection tools and fulfill sanitary rules;
3.6.3. Weapon and ammunition shall be kept in reliably locked safes or steel boxes;
3.6.4. All inventory in such places (quantity and number of safes, steal boxes, cupboards, by describing the affixed seal in detail) shall be entered in a list;
3.6.5. Keeping weapon and ammunition in such places together with other things is prohibited and the weapons and ammunition shall be kept separately from each other.
3.7. In education institutes and sport societies all the weapons, with the exception of small arms, are kept in a state unsuitable for battle.
3.8. With the agreement of MIA, additional measures can be defined by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan for keeping the weapons forming the Museum Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
3.9. Internal affairs bodies can make inspections once a month in the places for the storage of more than 20 fire weapons and once every quarter in other places where weapons and the ammunition are kept in order to eliminate existing shortcomings and ensure that the entities indicated in points 3.1.1. - 3.1.3 of these Rules fulfill the requirements set for the circumstances for weapon and ammunition storage.
3.10. In case of detection of minor shortcomings, officers performing the inspection give necessary instructions for their elimination on the instant or until next inspection to the persons responsible for keeping weapons and their ammunition. Failure to eliminate these shortcomings in time, systematic emergence of such shortcomings or detection of a major violation leads the offenders to be brought to responsibility as provided by legislation.
3.11. An act is drafted as the result of inspection. Information about the conformity of the circumstances for keeping weapons and their ammunition with the set requirements, found out shortcomings, and taken measures are reflected in the act.
3.12. After receiving special authorization for obtaining sporting weapon in the order defined by legislation, legal entities provide the storage of rifled weapons and air guns with the caliber exceeding 4.5 mm in sport societies.
3.13. Citizens shall keep the obtained weapon and its ammunition in their habitations, in reliably locked places enabling the protection and security of the weapon and ammunition, excluding their seizure by unauthorized persons. Internal affairs bodies where the weapons are registered have the right to check the circumstances for keeping the weapon and ammunition belonging to citizens. Checking is realized as consistent with the requirements of point 3.10 and 3.11 of these Rules. In case of cancellation of the registration in previous address of residence and being registered in new address of residence, citizens using and owning weapons shall inform the internal affairs bodies related to previous and new addresses of residence accordingly.
3.15. In case of temporary change of residence addresses of citizens, their weapons and ammunition shall be reliably kept excluding the seizure by unauthorized persons.
3.16. Weapons and their ammunition collected by citizens shall be kept in reliably locked places enabling their security and protection and excluding their seizure by unauthorized persons.
3.17. Citizens, member to sport societies enjoy the right to keep their sporting weapons and ammunition in sport shooting- stand objects where competitions and trainings are held.
3.18. Parliament members of the Republic of Azerbaijan and other persons in high position indicated in legislation, as well as the persons rewarded with a weapon keep the weapon and ammunition given to them for permanent carrying and usage in their place of residence by fulfilling the requirements of these Rules.
3.19. Weapons and their ammunition brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan by foreigners as provided by legislation for the purpose of hunting and participating in sport competitions or weapon exhibitions is temporarily kept by the relevant persons inviting the foreigners and concluding contracts with them in accordance with the requirements of these Rules.
IV. RULES FOR CARRYING DUTY AND NON-MILITARY WEAPONS
4.1. Duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition are kept in accordance with the order defined by legislation on the basis of following documents:
4.1.1. Employees of state bodies and legal entities - on the basis of the certificate approving the right to keep and use duty weapon due to assignment, and the decision by the chief of state body or legal entity about the assignment of the relevant duty weapon to the employee;
4.1.2. Citizens - on the basis of special authorization for obtaining non-military weapon, and certificate approving the right to keep and use fire hunting and sporting weapons due to their assignment;
4.1.3 Foreigners - on the basis of special authorization for obtaining non-military weapon in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan (with the provision of taking the weapon out of the Republic of Azerbaijan within 5 days starting from the day of obtainment) contract about hunting in the Republic of Azerbaijan concluded with the relevant legal entity of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the invitation (in relation to weapon brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan by foreigners) by the relevant organizers of competitions or exhibitions for participating in a sport competition or weapon exhibition.
Parliament members of the Republic of Azerbaijan and other persons in high position indicated in legislation keep duty weapons on the basis of legislative acts about granting such weapons to them and the documents about the assignment of a certain weapon to them.

4.2. Employees of state bodies and legal entities can carry their duty weapons only in connection with the performance of official duties.
4.3. In all cases, the acceptance and surrender of duty weapons and their ammunition by the employees of state bodies and legal entities shall be recorded in the register drafted by the employing state body or legal entity and sealed at internal affairs body.
4.4. Citizens can carry their self-defense weapons permanently, but the hunting fire weapons and sporting weapons accordingly during hunting, sporting competitions or educational shooting trainings.
4.5. Foreigners can carry their weapons in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan in connection with hunting, participation in sport competitions or weapon exhibitions and for taking the weapon out of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
4.6. As a rule, it is prohibited to carry weapons battle ready. Bringing weapons into battle ready state is allowed only under necessary defense and extreme necessity circumstances as consistent with legislation.
4.7. Rifled and non -rifled, long-barrel, hunting firearms shall be carried in case, short- barrel and sporting weapons in holsters.
4.8. Persons carrying weapons shall take with them the approving documents and the documents indicated in point 4.1 of these Rules.
4.9. Carrying the weapons with historical and cultural importance is allowed as an accessory of national clothes of Azerbaijani people only during massive celebrations of holidays.
V. RULES FOR TRANSPORTATION AND SENDING DUTY AND NON-MILITARY WEAPONS
5.1. State bodies and legal entitles can carry weapons and their ammunition belonging to them from one place to another with the special authorization from MIA.
5.2. Special authorization for carrying weapons and their ammunition is granted on the basis of the application by relevant state bodies and legal entities. Application shall contain:
5.2.1. Name, brand and quantity of weapons and their ammunition intended for carrying;
5.2.2. Destination and route of transportation, and the type of the transportation vehicle;
5.2.3. Information about the guards (if any) of weapons and their ammunition;
5.2.4. Information about the transported weapon and its ammunition.
Copies of the documents approving the appurtenance of the weapon and its ammunition to state bodies and legal entitles on legal basis shall be enclosed to the application.
5.3. No later than 15 days after the submittal of application MIA makes a decision on granting special authorization for transportation or on refusal to do so (by indicating the reasons).
5.4. State bodies and legal entities transporting weapons and ammunition shall observe to following rules:
5.4.1. Route of transportation and type of the transportation vehicle shall be accorded with the internal affairs body where the weapon is registered;
5.4.2. Transported weapons and their ammunition shall be technically sound and the possibility of the visual observance of cargo from afar, as well as its seizure by unauthorized persons shall be excluded;
5.4.3. Transported weapons shall be empty (without cartridge);
5.4.4. Transported weapons and their ammunition shall be in sealed or stamped prefabricated package or packed in a special container;
5.4.5. At least two guards shall accompany the transportation of more than 5 fire arms or more than 400 cartridges;
5.4.6. In case of the use of more than two vehicles for the transportation of weapons and their ammunition, they shall be provided with protection as minimum by three persons armed with fire weapons and supplied by a special vehicle.
5.4.7. Amount of the ammunition transported by railway and by water shall not exceed the norm (10 kilograms of cartridge and 10 kilograms of powder).
5.5. Finding out the signs of unpacking, damages in seal (stamp) or package (container), the guards shall immediately inform internal affairs bodies to this end and draft an act.
5.6. Transportation of weapons and their ammunition is realized on the basis of contract concluded between relevant state bodies and legal entities and the legal persons dealing with cargo transport in accordance with the order defined by legislation and with the agreement of internal affairs bodies.
5.7. Transporting organizations shall take following measures after the conclusion of contracts:
5.7.1. To prepare income, expenditure and accompanying documents;
5.7.2. If necessary to supply transportation places with special technical means;
5.7.3. In the event of emergence of cases hindering safe transportation, to give the weapons and ammunition into custody for temporary storage under safe circumstances and to inform internal affairs bodies accordingly without delay;
5.7.4. To transport weapons and ammunition as consistent with the requirements of these Rules.
5.8. Citizens transport their weapons and ammunition on the basis of documents indicated in point 3.1.4 of these rules (with the provision of not exceeding 7 fire arms or 400 cartridges)
5.9. Parliament Members of the Republic of Azerbaijan and other persons in high position indicated in legislation, transport the weapon and ammunition on the basis of legislative acts about the granting of such weapons to them and the documents about the assignment of a certain weapon to them.
5.10. Foreigners transport their weapons and ammunition in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the basis of the documents indicated in point 3.1.5 of these Rules.
5.11. Transportation of air guns and aerosol sprays is realized in the same way with regular cargo with the provision that, the possibility of seizure by other persons is excluded.
5.13. Sending fire arms and their ammunition by post is prohibited.
5.14. Natural persons are prohibited from sending weapons and their ammunition.
VI. RULES FOR DUE TO ASSIGNMENT USE OF DUTY AND NON-MILITARY WEAPONS
6.1. Due to assignment use of duty and non-military weapons is prohibited in following cases:
6.1.1. Enterprises dealing with the production of duty and non-military weapons and their ammunition - when testing related weapons in connection with production and repair;
6.1.2. Parliament Members of the Republic of Azerbaijan and other persons in high positions as indicated in legislation - during self-defense;
6.1.3. Employees of state bodies and legal entities - while performing their official duties;
6.1.4. Teachers and pupils (students) of educational institutes - during training shootings indicated in program;
6.1.5. Citizens - during self-defense, hunting, sport competitions or educational-training shootings;
6.1.6. Foreigners bringing weapon to the Republic of Azerbaijan in due order - relevantly during hunting, sport competitions or educational -training shootings;
6.2. Weapons used during feature and documentary film shooting - can be used only with empty cartridge (without bullets).
6.3. Using technically unsuitable weapons is prohibited.
6.4. Rules for using weapons belonging to the Museum Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan are defined by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the agreement of MIA.
Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Requirements for storage of weapons
1. These requirements are developed on the basis of part 3 of Article 15 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "on duty and non-military weapons" and establish the requirements set for storage weapons and their ammunition.
2. Room for keeping duty and non military weapons as well as their ammunition shall be isolated from other supplementary and duty rooms and have sound walls, solid and reliable floor and ceiling.
3. Rooms shall have two reliable doors (external door shall be made of steel, internal door of metal rods in the form of a grille), the external door shall be locked with drawback and the internal door shall be sealed and locked with drawback or padlock
4. Internal parts of windows shall be provided with steel bars, each bar shall be placed in a distance of 8 cm from walls. Diameter of bars shall be not less than 15 mm. and their intersection distance not less than 150 x 150 mm.
5. Each room shall be connected to the centralized alarm annunciator panel of internal affairs body or security organization.
6. Object with no possibility to be connected to the centralized alarm annunciator panel shall be provided with relevant high sound-making device.
7. Rooms and metal boxes (safes) with weapons and their ammunition inside shall have two complete sets of keys. One set shall be kept by the person directly responsible for keeping weapons and ammunition and the other sets shall be kept under circumstances excluding the possibility of seizure by unauthorized persons.
8. Weapons and their ammunition shall be kept in steel boxes (safes) with minimum two drawback locks, with not less 3 mm wall thickness. List indicating the quantity and numbers of the stored weapon is affixed on the internal parts of doors.
Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
RULES for the application of duty weapons in connection with official duty performance;

1. These Rules are developed in accordance with part 2 of Article 16 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon and establish the rules for the application of duty weapons in connection with official duty performance;
2. Application of duty weapons shall be in connection with the performance of concrete official duties. Official duties are determined by the statute (charter) of the state body or legal entity to which the employee owning duty weapon belongs, and on the basis of labor contract and assigned concrete tasks (orders, instructions).
3. Employees of state bodies and legal entities can apply the duty weapons belonging to them on legal basis in cases indicated in part 4 of Article 16 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon.
4. Member of a hunting society can use his weapon only in accordance with the order defined by legislation.
5. Parliament Members of the Republic of Azerbaijan and other persons in high positions indicated in legislation can apply their legally owned duty weapon only with the purpose of self-defense and for protecting their close ones as consistent with these Rules.
6. Duty fire weapon shall be applied only for preventing real danger. Before applying his weapon, the owner shall be confident about the impossibility of preventing the danger otherwise (by means of convincing, with the help of another person, by arm blanche or other items).
7. Application of weapon shall not injure third persons. With this view before applying the weapon, the owner shall take the possible measures (shooting into air, verbal warning etc.) for moving third persons away from the territory of weapon application.
8. Before applying duty fire weapon, the weapon owner shall verbally warn the person causing the danger (by showing or not showing the weapon) or by a warning shot into air. Using weapon without warning is allowed only in cases indicated in part 6 of Article 16 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon.
9. If the person causing the real danger uses a third person as a live shield, it is prohibited to shoot until the elimination of this situation or emergence of the circumstances suitable for opening fire.
10. Upon the application of weapon, the person causing danger shall be injured as little as possible. If the danger can be eliminated by a small damage, the person causing danger shall be shot at hands, feet, and shoulders and afterwards at abdominal region, and only at the end, at pectoral and head regions.
11. In case of emergence of skirmish between the person causing danger and the owner of the duty weapon (fire exchange), the latter is not allowed to shoot spontaneously. With this purpose, only after determining the direction (point) from which the counter party is shooting, the owner of duty weapon can shoot at that direction (point).
12. Application of duty weapon is prohibited in following cases:
12.1. In places where people are gathered or where third persons can suffer (with the exclusion of the cases of sufficient spaciousness for opening fire without injuring third persons and the emergence of suitable circumstances for opening fire without injuring third persons);
12.2. Against women, persons close to an underage child, persons obviously disabled or bearing signs of limited health capability, apparently underage persons (with the exclusion of armed and grouped attacks by them)
13. After applying duty weapon, the owner of the weapon shall:
13.1. Try to keep the place of incident unchanged;
13.2. Render medical assistance to injured persons (if any);
13.3. Inform prosecution authorities about the application of the duty weapon.
14. In order to keep the place of incident unchanged, the person using the duty weapon shall find out the persons injured at the result of fire opening (skirmish), places of injury on the body, damaged property, and if possible the cartridge cases of used bullets; personally (if necessary, with the help of nearby third persons) organize protection of the field until the arrival of law enforcement bodies and prevent access for unauthorized persons and loss of trail by them.
15. In case of fire opening and injury, the owner of the duty weapon shall without delay inform medical enterprises to this end and shall personally or with the help of third persons provide the rendition of medical assistance to the injured person as far as possible.
16. Owner of the duty weapon shall as soon as possible inform in writing prosecution authorities about the application of the weapon. The information shall contain the time and location and circumstances of duty weapon application, names of injured persons (if any), name and brand of the applied weapon, precise type and quantity of used ammunition.
17. Rules of weapon application cannot be changed in emergency situations.
Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
RULES for application of fire weapon for hunting and for going in for sports;

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1. These Rules are developed in accordance with part 3 of Article 16 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon and establish the rules for application of fire weapon for hunting and for going in for sports;

II. RULES FOR APPLICATION OF FIRE WEAPON FOR HUNTING
2.1. Rifled and non-rifled hunting fire arms as well as small arms and air guns intended for fowling and wild animal hunting can be applied.
2.2. Hunting weapons can be applied in not prohibited places and times with the purpose of hunting and against fowls and wild animals, hunting of which is not prohibited.
2.3. The following are prohibited:
2.3.1. Shooting at obscure target and sound (rustling);
2.3.2. Shooting at animals and fowls with small shot or canister, from a distance longer than 35 meters.
2.3.3. Using flammable substances in hunting cartridges;
2.3.4. Opening fire in drunken state;
2.3.5. Giving hunting weapon to another person for using or hunting with a weapon belonging to somebody else;
2.3.6. Fowling and wild animal hunting by chasing them with vehicle, helicopter or engine boat;
2.3.7. Fowling and wild animal hunting by surrounding;
2.3.8. Hunting by applying hunting fire arms supplied with silent shooting or night target acquisition unit.
2.4. Hunting rifles shall be carried unload. Rifles can be loaded only straightly before shooting. After shooting, the owner of the weapon shall unload it before leaving the place of fire opening.
2.5. Owner of the weapon shall lower bolts and point the barrel to air, if not intending to shoot, while approaching to other hunters and persons, and getting out of vehicles or landing from boats.
2.6. Going by car, swimming by boat or sitting for resting, the owner of the weapon shall unload, dismantle the hunting weapon and put into case.
III. RULES FOR APPLICATION OF FIRE WEAPON FOR GOING IN FOR SPORTS
3.1. Going in for sports related with the application of fire weapons can be realized only in places intended for such purposes.
3.2. Sporting fire weapons and their ammunition are given for training and taken back by the chief of storehouse in accordance with the time fixed by the chief of the sport organization and with the instruction of trainer chief.
3.3 Granting and withdrawal of weapons shall be documented, and the usage of ammunition shall be noted in the table of expenditure.
3.4. Shooter under age of eighteen can use the given weapon only with the participation of trainer chief. Children under age of ten are not allowed to enter the trainings related to the application of sporting fire weapons.
3.5. Group leader shall give detailed information to the persons allowed to trainings for the first time about the security rules shooters have to follow during shootings and these persons sign under the relevant document about their official familiarization with such information.
3.6. Security rules to be followed during shootings are as follows:
3.6.1. Weapons shall be kept and carried unloaded (small caliber rifles with open bolt, pistol with lowered barrel, and rifles open);
3.6.2. Ammunition shall be distributed to the members of primary training group in fire line with the permission of the group leader;
3.6.3. Weapons are loaded in fire line only after the "Load!" command;
3.6.4. Weapons are cleaned only in the places specially allocated for this purpose (in primary training courses with the participation of trainer or team leader as well);
3.6.5. All commands of group leader shall be strictly obeyed.
3.6.6. Following are strictly forbidden:
- opening fire in primary training groups in the absence of the trainer;
- to touch or take weapons without permission;
- to direct weapon backwards, sideward or towards people, regardless of the unloaded or dismantled state of the weapon;
- to give weapon to another person;
- to aim even unloaded weapon at target, in the presence of an animal or a person in fire zone;
- training without bullet behind shooters;
- to keep went wide (bullet) cartridge cases in fire line (they have to be presented right after the end of the training);
- To let unauthorized persons enter the fire line.
3.7. The following shall be in shooting ranges, areas, and stands with the view of proper observance to the requirements indicated in point 3.6 of these Rules:
3.7.1. Common and waiting room;
3.7.2. Room for theory teaching and trainings without bullet;
3.7.3. Room for cleaning weapons;
3.7.4. Illumination and conditioning system conforming to relevant requirements.
3.8. Presentation of weapons and their ammunition to storehouse is realized under the leadership and with participation of the group leader or other responsible person.
Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
RULES for exhibition and collection of non-military weapons

I.GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1. These Rules are developed on the basis of part 1 of Article 17 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon, and establish the rules for exhibition and collection of non-military weapons.
II. RULES FOR COLLECTION OF NON-MILITARY WEAPONS
2.1. Collection of non -military weapons and their ammunition by natural persons with historical, cultural and scientific purposes, and by legal entities in order to fulfill their statutory obligations is realized on the basis of special permission by the Ministry of Internal affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter MIA).
2.2. Special permission is not required for collecting the non-military weapon allowed to obtain without special permission.
2.3. Permission by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan is required for collecting rare non-military weapons.
2.4. Special permission for collecting non-military weapons is granted on the basis of application by the interested person. Application shall contain the information about the purpose of collection, types of the weapons and their ammunition to be collected, storage circumstances of the weapon, as well as the measures taken for preventing the application and seizure by unauthorized persons.
2.5. MIA shall make the decision for granting special permission for collecting non-military weapons and their ammunition or refuse (by indicating reasons) to do so not later than 15 days after the submittal of application.
Positive decision about special permission shall contain the types of non -military weapons and their ammunition allowed for collection.
2.6. The following are allowed to collect:
2.6.1. The non-military weapons, circulation of which is not prohibited in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
2.6.2. Rare non-military weapons;
2.6.3. Non-military weapons deemed to have decorative appearance;
2.6.4. Weapons related to the life and activity of public and political figures;
2.6.5. Ammunition of the weapons enumerated in this clause.
2.7. The following are allowed for using as collector's piece:
2.7.1. Weapons from which it is impossible to shoot without special repair and used only for educational and training purposes;
2.7.2. Weapons intended for shooting with empty cartridge and from which it is impossible to shoot with filled cartridge without special repair;
2.7.3. Weapons made the same way as the original, with the same decorative appearance by using real components, by duplicating drawings or samples;
2.7.4. Weapons received by a legal entity for re-preparing or finalizing its preparation or decorative design;
2.7.5. Ammunition of the weapons enumerated in this clause.
2.8. The following are not deemed to be collector's piece:
2.8.1. Weapons and cartridges prepared by casting method;
2.8.2. Weapons and cartridges visually similar with fire weapons, but the construction of which is not suitable to be used as weapon;
2.8.3. Commodities similar to weapons and cartridges, from constructional point of view.
2.9. Collecting person without relevant special permission as provided by legislation is not allowed to use the collected non-military weapon and their ammunition for other purposes (carrying, transportation, application etc).
III. RULES FOR EXHIBITION OF NON-MILITARY WEAPONS
3.1. Persons collecting and having non-military weapons and their ammunition in accordance with the established procedure can hold exhibition of these weapons and their ammunition with the agreement of MIA.
3.2. Foreigners can participate in exhibitions organized by legal entities with their weapon with the invitation of the legal entity and by fulfilling the requirements of these Rules.
3.3. Demonstration of non-military weapons and their ammunition in places of production and sale is not considered to be an exhibition.
3.4. Authorization for holding exhibition of non-military weapons and their ammunition is granted on the basis of the application by the persons holding the exhibition. Application shall contain the information about the time and location, organizers of the exhibition, foreigners (if any) indented to be invited for participation in the exhibition, emplacement plan (scheme) of expositions , type and quantity of demonstrated weapons and their ammunition, measures taken for keeping the weapons and their ammunition under safe circumstances excluding the possibility of their seizure by unauthorized persons, and indication whether the sale of demonstrated weapons and ammunition during exhibition is intended or not.
3.5. MIA shall make a decision on granting authorization for holding the exhibition of non-military weapons and their ammunition or about refusal to do so (by indicating reasons) not later than 15 days after the submittal of application.
3.6. Persons holding exhibition have the obligation to take necessary protection measures for not allowing unauthorized persons enter the place of storage and demonstration of weapons and their ammunition.
3.7. As consistent with the requirements of legislation, everyday after the end of exhibition, the weapons and ammunition demonstrated in open type display cases and stands shall be presented to the places intended for their storage
3.8. Organizers of exhibitions can sell demonstrated weapons and their ammunition to the persons with the right for their obtainment directly during exhibition. (With the provision that, MIA is notified to this end by the organizers, in accordance with point 3.4 of these Rules).
3.9. Legal entities and natural persons holding exhibition are prohibited to do the following:
3.9.1. Demonstrating the weapons not registered in accordance with the order defined by legislation;
3.9.2. Demonstrating weapons and ammunition together with other items (with the exception of devices for producing or repairing weapons and ammunition and spare parts of weapons);
3.9.3. Keeping weapons and ammunition in a place inappropriate with relevant requirements;
3.9.4. Selling demonstrated weapons and ammunition by wholesale;
3.9.5. Allowing a demonstrated weapon and ammunition to be used for other purposes during exhibition (carrying, transportation, application etc.)
3.10. In case of exhibition of rare non-military weapons, the rules of their demonstration and exhibition is defined by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the agreement of MIA.
Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
RULES for destroy and uncompensated withdrawal of the weapons and their ammunition inappropriate with technical specifications and impossible to repair
1. These rules are developed in accordance with part 3 of Article 19 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon and establish the rules for destroy and uncompensated withdrawal of the weapons and their ammunition inappropriate with technical specifications and impossible to repair (hereinafter deficient weapons and ammunition).
2. Using deficient weapons and their ammunition for any purpose (keeping, carrying, application etc.) is prohibited.
3. The following weapons and ammunition are deemed to be deficient and shall be withdrawn and destroyed without compensation:
3.1. Weapons and ammunition which are distorted, a part of which is worn out and have other deficiencies, unbeneficial or impossible to eliminate.
3.2 Weapons and ammunition which were not subject to technological supervision in production process and which are impossible to reconstruct, repair, or recondition;
3.3. Weapons and ammunition produced in the Republic of Azerbaijan but not certified in due order;
3.4. Weapons and ammunition brought to the Republic of Azerbaijan but not certified (if the weapon is not taken out of the Republic of Azerbaijan after 2 months of its delivery to the Republic of Azerbaijan).
4. State bodies, legal entities and citizens shall present the legally owned deficient weapon and ammunition to the internal affair body where the weapon and ammunition is registered. Otherwise such persons shall bear responsibility as provided by legislation (with the exclusion of the cases, when it is impossible for these persons to find out the deficiency of the weapon and ammunition).
5. Protocol is drawn up about the presentation and acceptance of deficient weapons and ammunition. The protocol shall contain information about the preparation of protocol, preparing person, name of the person presenting the weapon and ammunition, name, brand, type quantity, state of presented weapons and ammunition, as well as about legal obtainment of the weapon and ammunition.
6. Person presenting weapons and ammunition receive notice of delivery. Name of the state body or legal entity as well as first, family and patronymic names of the citizen presenting the weapon and ammunition, name, brand, type quantity of the presented weapon is indicated in the notice.
Notice is signed by the person drawing up the protocol and sealed with seal of relevant internal affairs body.
7. Deficiency or suitability of presented weapons and their ammunition is examined by the Expert Commission organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter MIA) not later than month after the presentation of the weapon and ammunition. As the result of examination, the Expert Commission draws up an act. Deficiency or suitability of weapons and their ammunition is indicated in the act.
8. Weapons and ammunition not deemed to be deficient are returned by the relevant internal affairs body to the person who had presented them.
9. Weapons and ammunition deemed to be deficient are destroyed with the provision that the copy of the act developed by Expert Commission is delivered to the person who had presented them.
10. On the basis of the relevant act by Expert Commission, MIA makes a decision on destroy of deficient weapons and ammunition. Name, brand, type and quantity of the weapon and ammunition to be destroyed as well as the name of the organization ought to destroy shall be precisely indicated in the act.
11. Destroy of deficient weapon and ammunition is realized in accordance with the order defined by legislation, by qualified organizations or enterprises dealing with the production of weapons and ammunition, as determined by MIA.
12. Internal affairs bodies shall present to the destroying organization, the relevant decision indicated in point 10 of these rules together with the weapon and ammunition.
13. Organizations destroying presented to them weapons and ammunition shall destroy them on the basis of relevant decision and inform the internal affairs body to this end.
14. Enterprises dealing with production of weapons and ammunition in accordance with the order defined by legislation, shall immediately destroy the produced, sold and not put to sale weapons and ammunition if found to be deficient
15. In case of deficiency detection in already put to sale weapon and ammunition, the enterprise dealing with the production of weapons and ammunition in due order shall immediately withdraw them from sale. Deficient weapons and ammunition withdrawn from sale shall be bought back without return and destroyed as consistent with the requirements of these Rules.
Approved by
decree no. 769, dated August 24, 2002
of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
RULES for withdrawal of weapons
2. These rules are developed in accordance with part 1 of Article 19 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon and establish the rules for withdrawal of weapons.
2. Weapons are withdrawn by internal affairs bodies in cases indicated in part 1 of Article 19 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon.
3. Weapons shall be handed in at the latest within 10 days, in cases of formation of the basis indicated in points 1-5 of part 1 of Article 19 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon by the state bodies, legal entities and citizens, enterprises dealing with production and sale of weapons, which has obtained the weapon accordingly, and in case of the formation of the basis indicated in point 6 of part 1 of Article 19 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non -military weapon by close relatives of the dead person.
4. Protocol is drawn up about withdrawal of the weapon. The protocol shall contain information about the preparation of protocol, preparing person, name of the person presenting the weapon and ammunition, name, brand, type quantity, state (crackle in the stock, rustiness in barrel or other metal part etc.) of presented weapons as well as the reasons for withdrawal. Protocol is signed by the person preparing it and by the person presenting the weapon.
5. Person presenting the weapons receives notice of delivery. Name of the state body or legal entity, enterprise, first, family and patronymic names of the citizen presenting the weapon and ammunition, name, brand, type quantity of the presented weapon is indicated in the notice. Notice is signed by the person drawing up the protocol indicated in point 4 of these Rules and sealed with seal of relevant internal affairs body

6. The withdrawn weapon is submitted to the Expert Commission organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan to be determined whether it is in a state inappropriate with technical specifications, and impossible to repair. (Hereinafter deficient).
7. At the result of the examination, the Expert Commission draws up an act. Deficiency or suitability of weapons and their ammunition is indicated in the act.
8. On the basis of the relevant act by Expert Commission, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan makes a decision on destroy (in case it is suitable) of withdrawn weapon or on putting it to sale (in case it is suitable) .
9. On the basis of the decision on putting weapon to sale, in accordance with the order defined by legislation the withdrawn weapon shall be presented to the enterprises dealing with the sale of weapons and the person submitting the weapon shall be officially informed by the internal affairs body to this end. The amount received from the sale of the weapon is given to the person who had presented it.
10. On the basis of the decision on destroy of the weapon, the withdrawn weapon shall be destroyed in due order.
11. Weapon withdrawn as consistent with point 5 of part 1 of Article 19 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapon shall be given back to the person from whom it was withdrawn, if the owner of the weapon is not found guilty for the infringement of the relevant rules for obtainment, registration, carriage, keeping and usage of weapons by natural persons and legal entities.
12. As consistent with point 6 of part 1 of Article 19 of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on duty and non-military weapons, the withdrawn weapon is returned to relevant heritor after the solution of the issues related to heritage in accordance with the order defined by legislation. In the absence of a heritor due to law or testament, or in the event of refusal from the right of inheritance by all heritors, the weapon is sold or destroyed in accordance with the requirements of these Rules. Amount received from the sale of the weapon is disposed as consistent with Article 1165 of the Civil Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
13. In exceptional cases, in the period and place of emergency situation, withdrawal of fire weapons, arm blanche and ammunition from natural persons is allowed based on the decision of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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