In Malaysia legal gun ownership is somewhat like transferable NFA machine gun ownership only not as expensive but just as limited and somewhat more strict. According to my friends at Cresdo, a firearm importer in Malaysia, has told me that there are only little over 100k firearm permits allowed in Malaysia. On top of that you are only allowed one firearm. Say you buy a gun and you don’t like it. You cannot trade it, sell it or destroy it to buy another gun. Most permits are for handguns for self defense. There is a premium on these guns. Many permit holders are wealthy business men and they opt for high end guns like SV Infinity or STI often paying more than double their retail price.
On the morning of June 29, last week, a gunman attempted to assassinate a business man on a busy highway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was like something you would see in a Jason Bourne or James Bond film. A motorcyclist ran alongside the victim’s car. Pulled out a gun and fired six shots. Five of the six shots struck the victim. According to other sources, 9mm casings were recovered at the scene of the crime.
WARNING, there are some photos that may be disturbing to see.
There was a similar attack where a motorcyle riding assassin killed another business man in a car. That hitman fired ten times and six shots struck the victim, killing him.
Just earlier last week a possible ISIS attack was performed using a grenade.