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Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Chapter 9, p. 261. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

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In all but a handful of countries around the world, civilians are permitted to purchase and possess firearms - with restrictions.

Notes: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, and Taiwan (Republic of China) have exceptionally stringent civilian gun laws, prohibiting civilian gun possession in all but a few cases. In addition, Eritrea and Liberia report that they prohibit civilian ownership of firearms in their national reports on the implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms; and the Solomon Islands has reported that only members of the Regional Assistance Mission are allowed to own and carry firearms.

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