Foreigners Can No Longer Own Guns in Thailand

Thailand’s government is soon to ban foreigners in the country from owning guns, The Samui Times reports.

The Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, Fireworks, and the Equivalent of Firearms Act has been amended to specify that only Thai citizens may apply to register firearms.

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Previously, foreigners living in Thailand could legally own guns by presenting several documents during the application process. These included a recent criminal background check, a work permit and a Thai house registration. Any existing permits held by foreigners will not be revoked under the new law, and it will only apply to new applications.

Foreigners will also still be able to use guns are licensed shooting ranges in Thailand.

The amendment was passed by the National Legislative Assembly with 201 in favour, 1 against, and 5 abstaining.

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