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South Korea. 2008 ‘Possession & Retransfer.’ National Report of the Republic of Korea 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), pp. 8-9. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. 20 May

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Possession & retransfer:

- Article 10 of the Act on the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc. stipulates a general ban on possession by citizens of small arms and light weapons with limited exceptions such as authorized manufacturers, sellers, importers and exporters and those who are permitted to possess small arms for their officially-designated usages such as sporting shooting and hunting.

- Article 12 of the Act provides that possession of small arms and light weapons by civilians must be authorized by commissioners of provincial/metropolitan police agencies in accordance with Article 14 of the Act's Presidential Decree that specifies qualifications for possession of each type of small arms and light weapons on the basis of age, health condition, criminal record, and justification of need.

- Article 16 of the Act requires legally authorized possessors to renew their permits every five years.

- Article 13 of the Act requires the law enforcement agencies to grant permission for possession of small arms and light weapons in accordance with criteria on disqualification for possession specified in the article.

- Article 17 of the Act prohibits possessors from carrying, transporting, or using their authorized small arms and light weapons for unauthorized usages.

- Article 21 of the Act puts limitations on transfers of small arms and light weapons. According to this article, transfers of small arms and light weapons must be reported to and authorized by metropolitan/provincial police agency commissioners…

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