Citation(s) from the literature library

Flew, Catherine and Angus Urquhart. 2004 ‘Competency Test.’ Strengthening Small Arms controls: An Audit of Small Arms Control Legislation in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa - Sudan, p. 21. London: Saferworld / SaferAfrica. 1 February

Relevant contents

Competency Test

Arms, Ammunition & Explosives Regulations 1993, incorporating Amendment No. 1 of 1997

Possession of Firearms Licence To Possess Firearms & Conditions Thereof

Art. 14

(2) The applicant for a firearms licence must meet the following conditions:

(G) The licensing authority may subject him to tests in order to establish how capable he is of using the firearm for which he is licensed (Amendment 97).


The legislation provides for the competency testing of those applying for small arms licences.

However, such tests do not appear to be mandatory and the national legislation does not provide uniform criteria by which to judge the competency and capability of prospective small arms owners.

ID: Q5168

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