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: 18 (adult), 16 (sport shooting, target practice, or competition; to receive instruction in firearm handling)

Mental Health: YES (medical certificate)

Drug Dependency: YES

Criminal Record: YES

Public Security or Safety: YES

Competency: YES (test of knowledge for safe-handling)

Reason Required? legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Hunting: YES

Target/Sport Shooting: YES

Profession: YES

Performance: YES

Collection: YES

Personal Protection: YES (public exhibition, eg. museum)

ID: Q5421

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