Lao Authorities Require Gun Re-Registrations to Reduce Illegal Firearms

Lao authorities have put in place a new rule that requires the re-registration of firearms—including those owned by police officers, soldiers and village security officials—in an effort to eradicate illegal firearm possession, an Internal Security Ministry official said.
“All guns will be re-inspected, [including] guns already dispensed internally and guns belonging to society at large,” the official, who is based in the capital Vientiane, but declined to be named, told RFA’s Lao Service.
In Laos, the right to own a gun is not guaranteed by law. Only licensed gun owners, who ….

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