IP-5-2017 (November 2017)
Author: Tien Thuy Dinh
Vietnam has one of the strictest gun laws in the world. The policy reflects the cultural and historical influences that have shaped the nation. Little has been written on Vietnamese gun control, in part because of the inaccessibility and loss of documents as a result of the country’s violent history.
This Issue Paper provides an overview of the history of firearm laws in Vietnam and a translation of the current laws. Part I surveys arms laws in Vietnam from 1427 to the present. Part II provides an English translation of the current law, which was issued in 2011. Part III is the Vietnamese text of that law.