Citation(s) from the literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Chapter 9 (Table 9.2), p. 273. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Table 9.2 - Overview of Prohibited and Restricted Firearms for Civilian Possession


- No types of firearm are restricted or prohibited for civilian use. The law divides 'arms' into two categories: 'personal' or civilian firearms, including 'rifles, machine guns, revolvers and hunting rifles' and 'military' weapons or weapons for state security institutions, which covers everything else.

- Penalty for Possessing Prohibited Firearm:

- Registration: details of the licence, permit, or authorization must be recorded - plus traders keep a record of transfers and report this to the licensing authority every 3 months; and the Ministry of the Interior keeps a register of seized firearms

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