Arms (Amendment) Bill 2019: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

GoI: More firearms for Indian Shooters and others should surrender excess guns

Published: February 25, 2020

On February 24, 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued notification under the Arms Act, 1959 and Arms Rules, 2016. The main aim of the notice is to facilitate the shooting practices of Indian Shooters. Highlights According to the new rules, the renowned shooters and international medalists shall hold 12 additional weapons. Earlier the ..

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Parliament passes The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Published: December 11, 2019

Parliament has passed the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the Arms Act, 1959. Apart from introducing new categories of offences, the Bill also seeks to decrease number of licensed firearms allowed per person and increase penalties for certain offences under the Act. Key Features of Bill License for acquiring firearms: The Bill ..

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