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: 1 year (until 31 December the year firearm was purchased)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: UGX 20,000 (USD 8.50); 10 years; or both

Safe Storage: YES (safe custody)

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: UGX 5,000 (USD 2); 12 months; or both

Carrying in Public? 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)

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: offence to carry a firearm while drunk: 6 months and/or UGX 2,000 (USD 0.80) displaying firearms in public place in such a way as to cause alarm: up to 6 months and/or up to UGX 6,000 (USD 2.50)

ID: Q5453

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