Citation(s) from the literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.1, pp. 38-47. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.1: Overview of Owner Licensing Criteria and Genuine Reasons for Owning a Firearm


Age: 21 (adult), 18-21 (sport shooting, target practice, or competition; hunting; plus pneumatic or gas weapon, crossbow, or smooth-bore gun))

Mental Health: YES

Drug Dependency: YES

Criminal Record: YES

Public Security or Safety: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Competency: YES

Reason Required? YES ('purpose' must be stated in application)

Hunting: YES

Target/Sport Shooting: YES

Profession: YES

Performance: YES (relevant information is not expressly indicated in the legislation, but is implied in the legislation or is implied in or derived from a secondary, non-binding source, such as guidelines; single permit only; blank cartridges)

Collection: YES

Personal Protection: YES

ID: Q5416

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