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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Pacific Small Arms Legislation: Controls on Manufacture and Domestic Trade.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, p. 66. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
Controls on Manufacture and Domestic Trade
[T]he minister or Commissioner of Police must approve the establishment of an arms arsenal, effectively prohibiting the manufacture of small arms…
[P]ermission to manufacture must be sought from the 'Governor', but presumably this is in practice the Police Commissioner. Kiribati's arms laws appear not to have been updated since 1977, two years prior to independence.