Citation(s) from the literature library

Parker, Sarah. 2011 ‘Balancing Act: Regulation of Civilian Firearm Possession.’ Small Arms Survey 2011: States of Security; Annex 9.2, pp. 48-61. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 6 July

Relevant contents

Annex 9.2 Overview of Conditions of Firearms Ownership


Licence Duration: 5 years (licence), 3 months (permit to acquire)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: fine (not specified), or up to 3 years prison

Safe Storage: YES (ammunition is to be stored separately; storage requirements are specified; firearms must be stored unloaded)

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: 300 fine units or detention (not specified) negligent storage that leads to injury to another or use of the firearm to commit an offence: fine (not specified) or up to 3 years

Carrying in Public? YES (must be concealed and unloaded (except revolvers), and prohibited to carry at public events)

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: 300 fine units or detention (not specified) carrying while drunk or at public events: 200 fine units or detention (not specified)

ID: Q5436

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