Countries List That Use Firearms Legally For Citizens

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Laws for using firearms vary from country to country. Some countries prohibit all their citizens from owning a firearm, while others give their citizens the right to own and use a firearm.

In some countries, laws regarding firearms are usually contained in the Basic Law (UUD). In the Constitution, it is often determined who may own and use firearms, and where and when they may use them. These laws are usually strictly enforced and anyone who does not comply with these laws will be severely punished.

In Indonesia, the law provides some information regarding the use of firearms for personal security. Law Number 12 of 2012 concerning Control and Management of Personal Protective Equipment states that every individual has the right to own and use personal protective equipment such as firearms for their safety.

This provision is in line with the Decree of the Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Number 421/2004 concerning Permits to Establish a Building for the Management of Personal Protective Equipment, where everyone has the right to build a place to store and distribute personal protective equipment such as firearms.

Law of Using Firearms In Indonesia
Law of Using Firearms In Indonesia

However, the use of firearms must be in accordance with applicable regulations in Indonesia and must not be used for bad purposes. Misuse of firearms can be subject to criminal sanctions in accordance with the provisions.

This is a list of countries in the world where it is legal for citizens to own and use firearms. Apart from the United States, several other countries that have relatively loose policies regarding firearms are Brazil, South Korea, and Russia. In these countries, it is generally easy to obtain a license to own a firearm for reasons of personal protection or for hunting.

United States of America

Gun laws vary in the US, but in general you must be 21 years of age to purchase and own a firearm (depending on the type). In addition, you must pass practice and mental tests, and adhere to the limits of driving experience.


In Canada, gun laws are quite strict. You must pass a theory test and physical training to get a permit, as well as provide a reasonable reason for owning a firearm (such as the need to protect property or pets).