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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Genuine Reason: A Snapshot of Pacific Definitions - French Territories.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8 (Table 4.2), p. 63. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
Genuine Reason: A Snapshot of Pacific Definitions - French Territories
French law assumes hunting, sport shooting, collecting, and in some cases personal defence to be legitimate reasons for owning a firearm.
None of these activities except self defence require justification, although the type of weapon that may be legally acquired for these activities is limited by definition.