The Unusual Gun Law In Andorra

The Principality of Andorra is a sovereign landlocked microstate on the Iberian Peninsula, sandwiched between France and Spain. What makes Andorra unusual is that it doesn’t have it’s own military. Responsibility for defending the nation rests primarily with France and Spain. However, by law, the head of each household in Andorra must keep a firearm on the premises for self-defense in case of an emergency or attack. Pistols, rifles and shotguns are allowed and concealed carry permits can be issued. Gun ownership is so common, in fact, that even the grocery stores sell guns. Andorra maintains a small but modern and well-equipped internal police force, with around 240 police officers supported by civilian assistants. The principal services supplied by the police are uniformed community policing, criminal detection, border patrol, and traffic control. There are also small specialist units, including police dogs, mountain rescue, and a bomb disposal team.