Citation(s) from the literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.2, pp. 48-61. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.2 Overview of Conditions of Firearms Ownership


Licence Duration: 3 years (licence), 90 days (permit to acquire)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: unlawful possession of firearm: 7 years
unlawful possession of ammunition: 3 years (lower penalties if licence has
simply expired), possible fine (not specified)

Safe Storage: YES (ammunition is to be stored separately; storage requirements are specified; firearms must be stored unloaded)

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: 1 year

Carrying in Public? YES

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: carrying firearms without a licence to possess: 10 years carrying against safety regulations: 6 months

ID: Q5438

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