Citation(s) from the literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Chapter 9 (Table 9.2), p. 270. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Table 9.2 - Overview of Prohibited and Restricted Firearms for Civilian Possession


- Automatic Firearms: prohibited for civilian possession (with no or limited exceptions)

- Semi-automatic Firearms: special restrictions apply to some or all firearms in this category

- Handguns: no special restrictions apply

- Penalty for Possessing Prohibited Firearm: unlawful possession generally: up to 5 years

- Registration: details of the firearm must be recorded; details of the owner or licensed person must be recorded - plus import, export, and destruction

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