Enforcement Rules for the Self-defense Guns Control Act
Enacted and issued by the Executive Yuan on Feb.15, 1947
All the 21 articles amended and issued by the Executive Yuan on June 3, 1966
Amended and issued by Order Tai (60) Nei-Tzu No.9109 of the Executive Yuan on Sept.20, 1971
Articles 3, 18, 19 and 22 and annexed tables amended and issued by Order Tai (69) Nei-Tzu No.10527 of the Executive Yuan on Sept.9, 1980
Articles 2~4, 6, 10, and 14~17 amended by Order Tai (88) Nei-Tzu No.46837 of the Executive Yuan on Dec.29, 1999
Article 3 amended by Order Tai-Nei-Tzu No.0910034775 of the Executive Yuan on July 9, 2002
These Enforcement Rules are enacted pursuant to Article 20 of the Self-defense Guns Control Act.
The detailed names of Category A and Category B guns called in Article 2 of the Regulation shall be reported by the
governments at appropriate time to the Ministry of the Interior for approval.
Among the 6 pieces of photos handed in according to Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 1, Article 6 of the Regulation, 3 will be attached on the application letters, 1 on the self-defense license, 2 on the self-defense management cards, 1 sent to the
police, and 1 kept in the examination department.
The application register and temporary examination certificates prescribed in Article 6 of the Regulation are as described in Annexed Tables 1~3, the self-defense gun brand as Annexed Figure 4, and the self-defense gun license as Annexed Figure 5. When filling in and granting the license, the steel seal shall be stamped at the location of photo on the inner page of the license.
The “foreigners enjoying diplomatic positions” called in the Regulation includes the personnel of the foreign government departments accredited into the Republic of China.
The quantity of self-defense guns held by the foreigners residing in the Republic of China and the foreigners enjoying diplomatic positions as prescribed in Article 8 of the Regulation shall be subject to the limit prescribed in Article 6 of the Regulation.
The letter of application, statement of guns experiences, and list of employees for public departments and organizations to apply for self-defense gun licenses according to Article 9 of the Regulation are as described in Annexed Tables 1, 6 and 7.
Use of approved self-defense guns of a public department or organization shall be limited within the location of the department or organization, and the users must have the certificates of the department or organization.
Upon expiration of the term of a self-defense gun license, the original license shall be handed in and cancelled, and application form for renewal of self-defense gun license shall be filled in and submitted. The format of application form is as shown in Annexed Table 1. Where a foreigner residing in the Republic of China (or a foreigner enjoy diplomatic position) leaves the country due to elimination of the reasons for residence, the self-defense guns held by him/her and the licenses shall be submitted to the exit joint inspection organ for verification. After the verification is passed, the guns will be returned back to the foreigner, and the original licenses will be transferred to the original licensing department for cancellation.
Where a foreigner enjoying diplomatic position in R.O.C holds firearms and/or ammunitions other than listed in Article 2 of the Regulation or unlicensed self-defense guns, these guns and/or ammunitions shall be appropriately stored by the corresponding embassy or consulate, and may not be resold or presented without permission by the regulating department, and export of them shall be supervised.
The formats of the list of self-defense guns and ammunitions as prescribed in Article 15 of the Regulation and the declaration for immigration of self-defense guns as prescribed in Subparagraph 9, Paragraph 1, Article 17 of the Regulation are as shown in Annexed Tables 2 and 8.
For self-defense guns and ammunitions held by foreigners enjoying diplomatic position, the regulating department of
government shall request by letter the foreign affairs office to inform the corresponding embassy or consulate or the organ enjoying diplomatic position to perform periodical inspection every year. The formats of the list of required guns and ammunitions and the declaration for immigration or outmigration of self-defense guns are the same as prescribed in the above paragraph.
The regulating department in charge of examination has the right to carry out overall examination without prior notice, and the examiners shall wear specified uniform and show their identity certificates.
Where it is deemed necessary to take a self-defense gun to the office for examination, the regulating department may produce a voucher for temporarily keeping the gun, and shall return it to the holder after completion of examination.
The provisions of the above two paragraphs are applicable to the police of all levels to handle temporary overall examination.
The statement of loss as prescribed in Subparagraph 3 and 4, Paragraph 1, Article 17 of the Regulation shall include the cause, time and place of loss as well as the appearance of the gun or the license number, and shall be published obviously on local famous newspapers.
Where a foreigner enjoying diplomatic position temporarily leaves the country without carrying the Category A self-defense guns and immunizations held by him/her, they shall be sent to the corresponding embassy, consulate or foreign government department for keeping
In case of loss of a self-defense gun, a declaration of loss shall be filled in, and submitted together with the certificate of loss and the newspaper publicizing the statement of loss to the regulating department for verification, and the original license shall be handed in for cancellation. The format of declaration is as shown in Annexed Table 9.
In case of loss of a self-defense gun, application form for loss shall be filled in, and submitted together with the newspaper publicizing the statement of loss to the regulating department for verification and re-licensing. The format of declaration is as shown in Annexed Table 9.
In case of damage of Category A self-defense guns or consumption of the bullets, application form for damage of guns or consumption of bullets shall be filled in and submitted to the regulating department for verification. The format of application form is as shown in Annexed Table 10.
Upon alteration of the principal of a public department or organization that has been equipped with self-defense guns, the name, age, occupation and dwelling address of the new principal shall be reported to the examination department for future reference.
Where a self-defense gun is of no use, application form for purchasing self-defense guns shall be filled in, and submitted together with the original license and all the bullets to the police department at the domicile location to request purchasing. The format of application form is as shown in Annexed Table 11.
In case the original holder of a self-defense gun dies, the subsequent user shall fill in the application form for re-granting self-defense gun license, and submit it together with the original license and a copy of domicile or a copy of household register to the police at the location of domicile within 3 months. The application form is as shown in Annexed Table 1.
The above-mentioned subsequent user shall have legal right of inheritance. In case the heritor is a minor or a person of legal incapacity, or meets the conditions for disapproval as prescribed in Subparagraph 2, Article 6 of this Regulation, the gun and bullets shall be purchased by the police department at the domicile location of the holder.
Where transit passengers, shipmen, and crewmen of aircrafts or civil aviation need to land or leave the airport, the guns carried on their persons shall be temporarily kept by the Customs at the entry place.
Hunting permit shall also be applied for where the guns are Category B ones dedicated for hunting.
These Enforcement Rules will take effect since they are issued.
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