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A Shot in the Dark?

The government's proposal to reduce the number of firearms an individual can own unsettles gun owners.

A move that the NDA government says will help reduce firearm crimes in India predictably has licensed gun owners up in arms. The Centre's proposal to reduce the number of firearms that an individual can own from the current maximum of three to just one, through an amendment in the law, is being resisted by a motley alliance of politicians, defence and security personnel, associations of so-called martial communities, aristocrats and sportspersons.

This change has been proposed through the Arms Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was scheduled to come up for discussion in Parliament this week. However, according to sources, the government has deferred the move for now following resistance

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