Citation(s) from the literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.2, pp. 48-61. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.2 Overview of Conditions of Firearms Ownership


Licence Duration: 10 years (licence; arms in house or property, not to be carried); 3 years (for self-defence); 1 year (for restricted weapons)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: 4–8 years for self-defence firearms; 5–15 years for military weaponry

Safe Storage: storage conditions are stipulated only in the context of transporting firearms (ammunition is to be stored separately; storage requirements are specified)

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: not specified

Carrying in Public? YES (3-year permit to carry a self-defence weapon, 1-year permit to carry a restricted weapon)

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: not specified

ID: Q5431

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