Estonian-made pocket tank in action for the first time
The Estonian defense industry presented its latest creation at the Defense Forces central testing polygon yesterday – an unmanned crawler-type vehicle with a Singapore-made 12.7 mm machine gun mounted to its chassis.
08.11.2016, Madis VaikmaaPM
Editorial: Estonians up in arms
Estonia has above 27,000 weapons owners in possession of some 68,000 hunting, sports and self defence guns. Initial applications for permits are sharply up this year with six month figures exceeding 2012 and nearly equaling 2013 totals. The reasons vary from the EU trend towards toughening gun laws to the added sense of security.
Office workers trigger guns boom
During first half year Estonia has added about the amount of new weapons permit holders as totalled in 2015. Gun training sessions overflow and people wait in lines to take the exams. Lion's share of fresh applicants are office workers stirred by threat of refugees and threat of toughened Weapons Act.
17.08.2016, Oliver KundPM
Infamous mushroom seller attacks people in Tallinn marketplace
While in Finland as seller of mushrooms, Mart Kuus attacked a policeman. Early yesterday morning, he assaulted people in Tallinn Central Marketplace. Police found him carrying a knife and two weapons.
22.07.2016, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: the Estonian arms countdown
Interior ministry is circulating a Weapons Act amendment among other things intended to limit self protection guns owned by individuals.
Defence League guys unwilling to hand over private guns
While interior ministry prepares a law amendment to have everyone with more than one gun for self defence to give the extra ones up, Defence League (Kaitseliit) members intend to shift such weapons into Defence Forces register.
29.12.2015, Liis VelskerPM
Ministry wants to allow one gun only for self defence
Till this day, Estonia features no limits on owning guns to protect oneself and assets. Now, interior ministry is preparing a bill prescribing one firearm only for personal safety – a pistol or revolver.
28.12.2015, Liis VelskerPM
Estonians involved in Vantaa shooting
All three individuals involved in a shooting at Vantaa Myyrmäe railway station in Finland on Monday night were Estonian citizens dwelling in Finland.
02.12.2015, postimees.ee, virumaateataja.eePM
15-y-o student who killed teacher fired several shots from father's gun
A 15-year-old boy fired several shots from his father's gun and killed a female teacher in a school in the South Estonian town of Viljandi early on Monday afternoon.
Expert: kidnapping of officer after Obama visit no coincidence
According to former police chief and interior minister Ain Seppik (Reform Party), today’s kidnapping of a security police officer near Luhamaa border point cannot be an accident nor an ordinary crime as currently treated by Security Police.
05.09.2014, Karin KangroPM
Estonia gives Kurds a million cartridges
To support Iraqi Kurds in their fight against the violently militant Islamic State, Estonia donates one million machine gun cartridges made for weapons of Soviet origin.
29.08.2014, Andres Einmann