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Pefole, Katleho. 2004 ‘Firearms Board.’ Hide and Seek: Taking Account of Small Arms in Southern Africa, p. 66. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies. 1 October

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The Lesotho Mounted Police, and in particular its Firearms Board, is the institution charged with controlling firearms in Lesotho. The Firearms Board considers applications for firearms from the ten districts of Lesotho. It is responsible for awarding of licences to both individuals and businesses.

The Board is made up of four Assistant Police Commissioners, three of whom are regional police commanders, and one is the head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). A member of the Firearms Department at police headquarters serves as secretary to the Board.

The Board meets quarterly in Maseru to review applications for firearms. Under the powers conferred on it by the Police Commissioner, the Board also has the authority to withdraw firearm licences…

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