Eight firearms new maximum
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has sent to the Government Office a bill to amend the Weapons Act, according to which individuals holding a weapons permit and owning firearms for the purpose of protection of self and property can own a maximum of eight firearms.
17.01.2017, Piret LaksonPM
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
Estonia features summertime killer bear hunt
For over a month, Valtu Village near Rapla has been troubled by a bear targeting bee hives with three slayed sheep and a calf under its belt. Environmental Board granted local hunters to shoot the beast dead.
09.06.2016, Cätriin VuksPM
Police in front of house waiting for key at moment of murder
Last Friday in Viljandi, policemen were waiting downstairs to unlock apartment house main door while Rene (38) having obtained stepfather's weapon fired a deadly shot in the staircase. From there, all the police could do is arrest the murderer as, regrettably, the victim was beyond help.
19.04.2016, Marko SuurmägiPM
Estonian appeals court leaves school shooter's punishment unchanged
The Tartu circuit court on Thursday upheld for the most part the ruling of the lower-level Tartu county court in the case of the Viljandi school shooter, including the punishment meted out to the youngster.
Estonian defense forces carry out first live fire exercise with Javelin anti-tank missiles
The Estonian defense forces on Friday carried out the first live fire exercise with the Javelin anti-tank guided missile system.
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.
Multiple gun ban backfires
Gun owners are indignant. A fresh bill would limit firearms for self defence to one forcing 2,645 people to sell the rest. Shooting sportsmen would suffer. So the working group led by interior minister yesterday decided the plan is binned.
08.01.2016, Oliver KundPM
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
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
Student accused of shooting teacher pleads guilty
The closed court session in Viljandi courthouse over student accused of killing a teacher at Paalalinna School begun by a large gathering of reporters and photographers in front of the building.
18.09.2015, Marko SuurmägiPM
Estonian man suspected of causing fellow countryman's death in Finland
The police in eastern Finland are investigating a shooting case in which an Estonian man stands suspected of causing the death of a fellow countryman, Finnish news agency STT reports.
Viljandi school shooter remains unrepentant
By psychiatrists’ decision yesterday, the Viljandi school shooter Vahur will stand trial in court. Meanwhile, there is no desire in the youth to offer any public explanations.
10.02.2015, Risto BerendsonPM
Prosecutor tight-lipped regarding Viljandi school-shooting
Last Wednesday, Prosecutor’s Office took the stand of having nothing to say publicly about the school shooting in Viljandi, and the process of investigation will not be commented.
07.11.2014, Marko SuurmägiPM
All were having lots of fun and then came the shock...
On the face of it, nothing foreboding at the German lesson this Monday at Paalalinna School in Viljandi. A teacher for decades, Ene Sarap was obviously in a good mood, asking the kids about their holidays. «All were having lots of fun,» the school shooter Vahur (15) said afterwards.
30.10.2014, Risto BerendsonPM
15-y-o school shooter says he did not get along with killed teacher
The 15-year-old student who on Monday killed a teacher in a school shooting in the South Estonian town of Viljandi told the police investigators that he did not get along with the teacher.
The Tuesday 7.30 am teachers meeting
Main piece of advice to teachers in Viljandi after losing their colleague shot dead this Monday is do talk about it. Talk to the point, and speculate not.
29.10.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Vahur calm after killing teacher
While firing shots at his teacher, Vahur – a 9th grader at Paalalinna School in Viljandi – was calm and composed. Felled by the bullets from a revolver belonging to boy’s father, Ene Sarap who used to teach German died before the blackboard.
28.10.2014, Nils NiitraPM
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.
Estonian president offers condolences to killed teacher's family, school
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves offered his deepest condolences to the next of kin of the teacher killed in a school shooting in the southern regional capital Viljandi earlier in the day as well as to the school's teachers and students.
Student kills teacher in school shooting in South Estonia
A student shot a teacher at a school in the South Estonian town of Viljandi on Monday afternoon and according to initial information the teacher died.