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Capie, David. 2002 ‘ASEAN country studies -- Indonesia: Domestic gun control.’ Small Arms Production and Transfers in South East Asia ( 146), p. 38. Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University. 1 January

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Indonesia: Domestic gun control

It is possible to lawfully own a weapon in Indonesia for self-defence purposes, but very few such licences are issued.

According to figures gathered by CSCAP, there are only some 196 licences for the personal protection of selected government officials and private businesses. These are typically issued only to VIPs, such as members of parliament, directors of important companies, or the very rich.

In practice it is easy for people with connections or money to get a gun… In addition, there are some 8,067 licences issued for security guards and special police to own weapons and 6,513 licences for sport and hunting.

In total, there are fewer than 15,000 people licensed to own weapons in a country with a population of 200 million.

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