Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Vietnam. 2008 ‘Civilian Possession.’ Statement at the Third Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA). New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Viet Nam to the United Nations. 1 July
As regards the possession, SALWs [small arms and light weapons] are only used by the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) and a limited number of governmental agencies for purposes of national defences.
Vietnamese domestic laws prohibit civilian population of SALW's acquisition or possession.
[In the context of the United Nations process in which this statement was made, the term 'small arms' is sometimes used to refer to military-pattern firearms.]