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N. Korea Enacts Rules on Regulating Firearms

Korea Times / Yonhap

6 August 2012

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The permanent committee of the North's Supreme People's Assembly… established a firearms control act in November 2009, which stipulates rules on the supply, transport, storage and usage of guns and their instruction system…

The law, which comprises of five chapters and 42 articles, "aims to contribute to the guarantee of social safety and the protection of the people's lives and property by setting up the strict system" on registering, storing and using firearms, the North states in its legislation.

Under the regulations, guns are allowed only for its "primary purposes" including executing official duties such as keeping guard and training.

Institutions, businesses, groups and the public are prohibited from possessing or transacting firearms according to the law, which also banned lending, smuggling, destroying and self-producing firearms.

Those who violate the rules, resulting in "stern consequences," are subject to administrative and criminal liabilities, the North says in the law…

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