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Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Chapter 9, pp. 282-4. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

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Regulation of Civilian Transfer and Retransfer

Some states only allow firearms to be purchased from licensed dealers and retailers and do not permit transfers between private individuals, such as Australia and Singapore, or only permit private sales under restricted circumstances…

Most countries do, however, allow private sales between civilians. Generally, where states permit civilians to buy and sell firearms privately, they stipulate that the purchaser must hold the relevant licence or acquisition permit (as is the case in Canada, Estonia, Finland, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, and the United Kingdom) and the seller must notify the licensing authority, police department, or registrar, as the case may be, of the transfer…

In Estonia, the transfer of the firearm must take place in the presence of a police officer, and the transfer is formalized on the basis of a written application made by the owner of the firearm prior to the transfer…

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