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Small Arms Survey. 2006 ‘An Uphill Battle: Understanding small arms transfers: Gun use among the Cambodian authorities and security forces.’ Small Arms Survey 2006: Unfinished Business, p. 130. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July

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The new Law on the Management of Weapons, Explosives and Ammunition (Cambodia, 2005), finalized in June 2005, maintains strict restrictions on gun ownership by civilians. Significantly, it imposes stringent penalties for gun-related offences, including the unauthorized possession, carrying, selling, purchase, lending, hire, production, and repair of weapons.

The law also addresses the responsibilities and duties of police, military, and other government officials, prescribing strict punishments for the misuse of registered government weapons.

Under the new law, the Ministries of Interior and National Defence authorize and monitor arms use, storage and transport. All weapons must be registered with the government. The law also provides for an amnesty of three months during which illegally held arms can be handed in to the authorities without punishment.

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