Gun Control in Burma

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

An interesting although unsurprising article about gun law in Burma (Myanmar):

A 1951 law bans possession of automatic weapons, grenades, and explosives with the intent to commit high treason. A rather narrowly-tailored law, at first glance.

However, the law states that the President can by decree add “any other arms or ammunition” to the banned list. And any person with a banned weapon is presumed guilty of intending to commit high treason, and required to prove his innocence:

Same old story. Those without arms are oppressed. Continue reading here.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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