Citation(s) from the literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.1, pp. 38-47. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.1: Overview of Owner Licensing Criteria and Genuine Reasons for Owning a Firearm


Age: 27 (21 if served in the military), under 21 (sport shooting, target practice, or competition - for air rifle or air handgun - or to receive instruction in firearm handling)

Mental Health: YES (medical certificate)

Drug Dependency: YES (medical certificate)

Criminal Record: YES (the criminal conviction includes violence)

Public Security or Safety: legislation makes no relevant or specific reference

Competency: YES

Reason Required? YES

Hunting: YES (must have hunting licence from Wild Life Authority)

Target/Sport Shooting: YES (if member of a shooting club)

Profession: YES (incl. guards, firearms instructors, and elimination of agricultural harms, eg. seasonal pest control)

Performance: YES

Collection: YES (official museums; private collection in not permitted; souvenirs only in exceptional cases)

Personal Protection: YES

ID: Q5419

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