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South Korea. 2008 ‘Act on the Control of Firearms.’ National Report of the Republic of Korea on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 7-8. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. 20 May

Relevant contents

[S]mall arms and light weapons to be used for non-military purposes are regulated by the Act on the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc. its Presidential Decree and its Execution Regulation in conjunction with the Foreign Trade Act.

Articles 4 ~ 21 of the Act on the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc. control the possession, sale, production, import, export, transfer and transportation of small arms and light weapons to be used for non-military purposes.

In principle, the legislation prohibits civilians from possessing, selling and carrying small arms and light weapons with limited authorized exceptions such as sporting shooters certified by the Korea Shooting Federation and qualified hunters.

Also, it is forbidden for civilians to possess weapons designed for military use such as revolvers, pistols, automatic and semi-automatic rifles and machine guns with no exceptions.

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