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Gun Control Not Effective, Says Observer

Jakarta Post

28 January 2003

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Law No. 8/1948 on firearms allows civilians, besides security guards and competitor shooters, to possess a gun for self protection. The requirements for firearm licenses are stipulated in Government Regulation in lieu of Law No. 62/1960 on gun licenses.

The illegal use of or trade in firearms can lead to a sentence of life imprisonment, according to Emergency Law No. 12/1951 on the illegal possession of firearms. However, Article 49 of the Criminal Code states that a person cannot be prosecuted for acting in self-defense.

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