Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Indonesia. 2005 ‘Indonesian Guiding Policy.’ National Report of Indonesia 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. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations. 1 July
3. Legislation and Regulations
Upon Indonesia's independence, colonial regulations such as Small Arms Regulation 1936 (Vuurwapen Regellingen), Ordonantie 11 March 1937 (as contained in State Gazette 1937 No. 170) and as amended by Ordonantie 10 May 1939 (State Gazette 1939 No. 278) was transformed into National Law No. 8 of 1948.
This Law provides the Head of the Provincial Police the authority to license small arms. Currently, Law No. 8 of 1948 is in the process of amendment. This amendmend will include provisions relating to the definition of SALW and sanctions for the offender. As such, a comprehensive and integrated law of Firearms which governs its procurement, use and other aspects including its ammunition will come into force.