As a result, all Home Guard members are now required to turn in the bolts to their rifles, making them unable to be fired.
“In light of the tragic events on February 14-15, 2015, the Home Guard is implementing these security measures until the Home Guard has found the proper solution,” Home Guard General Major Finn Winkler said in a statement.
The Home Guard members will also be subjected to periodic visits from controllers who will check that the weapons are stored safely and properly.
Prior to the new measures, members were already required to store their rifle and bolt separately behind lock and key.
But thieves have managed to snip military weapons and one of the stolen rifles was used by Omar el-Hussein in the twin shootings that killed two men and wounded six policemen in Copenhagen last month.