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Syria. 2010 ‘Law No. 403 of 1957.’ National Report of the Syrian Arab Republic on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations. 1 January

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Since achieving independence in the 1950s, the Syrian Arab Republic has enacted a number of laws and regulations to control possession, carrying and trafficking of small arms and light weapons, and to regulate their use by Government authorities and licensed individuals.

Law No. 403 of 1957 regulates the licensing of revolvers and hunting rifles for citizens whose personal circumstances or businesses require possession of such weapons for the legitimate protection of their persons, assets or property. It provides for the possession, use, sale and purchase of those weapons and the period of validity of permits, and specifies the locations where weapons may not be carried and the circumstances under which they may be used, which are limited to legitimate protection of person or property.

That law also sets forth the conditions for obtaining a weapon permit, the period of validity of such a permit and the procedure for its renewal, and specifies the crimes that render a person ineligible to obtain a permit or require its revocation if committed after it has been issued.

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