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We’ve all seen guns in Malaysia at one point or another, either on a cop or a security guard in front of jewelry stores but we’ve also heard a lot of stories about people being gunned down.
So the question has to be, is it possible to get a gun for self defense?
THE ANSWER IS YES! (but it entails a really long process laaaaaaaa).
1. Apply for a gun permit
So first things first, gotta apply for them permits bro! Head on over to the PDRM website to find the forms and collect all the documents you require! Then head on over to your local (IPD) which stands for Ibu Pejabat Daerah and hand in your application! But remember, make sure that you are
A) Over 18 years old
- B) No Criminal Record
- C) Not mentally unstable or physically handicapped
To ensure that you’re eligible to apply! After that, you wait!
2. The long and daunting wait for approval
Remember, you’re buying a gun for a good reason, not to be part of *cepat dan marah * and as such the application process can take up to years! You’ll also need to head in for an interview with the police as to WHY you need a gun, and be warned. (They’re strict!) The process goes like this: First, the District Police Chief reviews it then sends it to the State Police Chief which then sends it to the Inspector-General of Police at Bukit Aman (IGP).
Say that you manage to get a gun license, congratulations! Now be sure to renew your gun license every year on June 30th as per Malaysian Law, you’re also restricted by the type and amount of ammo you can buy without police permission, your gun will also be limited to only be used for a specific purpose or place. Your license can also b taken away at any time.
Stay safe ya’ll!
P.S Firing a gun at someone carries the death penalty, even if you missed.
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