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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

Papua New Guinea

Licence Duration: 12 months (licence), 7 days (permit to acquire)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: PGK 1,500 (USD 620); 6 months (if pistol or high-powered firearm: PGK 5,000 (USD 2,000) or 5 years)

Safe Storage: YES

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: PGK 1,000 (USD 410) or 12 months

Carrying in Public? YES (need permit to carry and must have 'substantial reason' for carrying)

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: unlawful carrying: PGK 1,500 (USD 620), or 6 months exposed carrying in a public place within a town: PGK 400 (USD 165)

ID: Q5444

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