Prohibited weapons

The Luxembourg Criminal Code defines a weapon as "any machine, instrument, utensil or other sharp-edged, pointed or blunt object taken up in order to kill, injure or strike, even if it is not used".

This concept therefore covers all objects that can be used to harm a person (e.g.: baseball bats, electric cables, whips, kitchen knives, cutters, emergency escape hammers, etc.). The law deems the mere threat of using such an object to be an offence.

It should be noted that a ministerial licence to possess a weapon does not give the owner the right to carry that weapon in public for the purposes of protection or defence.

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