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Capie, David. 2002 ‘Thailand: Domestic gun control.’ Small Arms Production and Transfers in South East Asia (146), pp. 90-91. Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University. 1 January

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Thailand: Domestic gun control

Thailand has a large but apparently tightly regulated domestic gun market. According to government rules, no more than three licences to sell guns can be issued in each province. The exception is Bangkok where there are some 276 licenced gun dealers.

Each licence regulates the numbers of weapons and amount of ammunition each dealer can purchase in a year, and this limit is strictly enforced and difficult to change. No single gun shop is permitted to import more than 30 weapons each year, although this rule has been easily circumvented.

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