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Putin orders to increase requirements for gun ownership

Putin orders to increase requirements for gun ownership

Moscow, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The requirements for civilians who own weapons and for those who are granted licenses for carrying them must be seriously increased in Russia, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

At a meeting with members of the government, he said he trusts that the Investigation Committee will thoroughly investigate all the circumstances of the tragedy in Kazan, where 9 people were killed and 23 were wounded due to a shooting at a school.

I think that in order to prevent such crimes, it is necessary to seriously increase the requirements for gun owners and strengthen control over their circulation, Putin said, according to the news agency TASS.

He pointed out that there must be stricter requirements for those who issue gun licenses, who must be more demanding with the documentation required to grant them.

The Head of State said a stricter order is required in case of situations when a medical certificate can be bought, sometimes without having to go to a medical appointment. ‘Such situations must be fully eliminated.’

Putin ordered the head of the Russian Guard, Viktor Zolotov, to present proposals to tighten the requirements for civilians to purchase weapons, which will be passed on to the government to fight the country’s problems.

At the meeting, Zolotov championed compulsory courses for the people interested in receiving hunting permits and proposed to resume the age limit of 21 for issuing gun licenses.

Putin described the shooting at the school of Kazan as a barbarian crime and called on those who attended the meeting to observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims.


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