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 (self-defence; unlimited for collection), 3 months (permit to acquire)

Penalties for Unlawful Possession: 1–5 monthly salaries (plus possible confiscation)

Safe Storage: YES

Penalties for Unsafe Storage: 10–20 monthly salaries (minimum wage) for individuals breaching licensing rules and requirements

Carrying in Public? YES (must have permission to carry from Ministry of Internal Affairs)

Penalties for Unlawful Carrying: 1–5 monthly salaries (if repeat offence within the year, 5–10 monthly salaries)

ID: Q5440

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