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Illegal firearms in Belgium

Publication date: 05/01/2015

The term “illegal arms” does not say much about the nature of the arms. Whether an arm is legal or illegal mainly depends on who owns, sells or uses it. While most people are prohibited from owning or using automatic firearms, they are not illegal per se: the armed forces and the police may use them, traders may procure these arms for them and arms collectors can own them.

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