Home Ministry reviewing laws on gun licensing

The Ministry of Home Affairs is reviewing laws which regulate the granting of firearm licences in light of recent incidents where licensed firearm holders have irresponsibly used their weapons.

The intent of this exercise, according to the ministry, is to ensure that licences for weapons only end up in the hands of persons who are fit enough to hold them.

The decision has been taken as a result of the ministry’s recognition of the recent trend where licensed firearms holders have used their weapons in ways inconsistent with the terms under which the licences were granted. Instead, the ministry said, the use of licensed weapons ought to be guided by the safety …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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