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    Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    Members of public are allowed to own these categories of firearms:

    1. Shotguns (and air-rifles from 3 to 25 joules of muzzle power)
    2. Rifles (after 5 years long term of owning a shotgun and 5 years long membership in a hunting cooperative)
    These two categories mean shoulder guns.

    3. "Self-defense weapons" Those are gas pistols and so-called traumatic guns which fire a rubber bullet using a light charge of gunpowder.

    No handguns, automatic fire and such.

    Licences.
    Buying a gun requires obtaining a licence from the police. Anyone starting from 18 years of age can obtain a shotgun or a self-defense weapons licence if he/she meets those criterias:

    - not in file as a drug addict/alcoholic
    - not in file as mentally ill
    - no criminal record
    - health certificate
    - no certain misdemeanours comitted (such like misuse of firearms)
    - that person passed an exam (on legal issues and firearm handling).
    - good character report from the neighbourhood police inspector
    - a steel gun safe. (very often they require it to be fixed to a wall)

    The rifle license requires the same plus 5 years long owning of a hunting smoothbore licence

    There are these types of licences:

    1. Hunting smoothbore /air powered weapons - this requires joining a hunting cooperative before applying to the police. Hunting cooperatives require an applicant to pass an exam. One with such licence can keep a weapon at home, wear it in hunting/sports grounds and transport it elsewhere. A gun being transported must be unloaded, upholstered, ammo stored separately.

    2. Self-defense smoothbore /air powered weapons. One with this licence can keep a weapon at home.

    3. Rifle licence. Same as hunting smoothbore weapons' licence carry/storing/transporting regulations plus annual forensic shoot-off.

    4. Self-defense weapons. One can carry such a weapon everywhere except certain places.

    All the licences must be renewed in 5 years. One can buy up to 5 pieces of weapons of each category. Cold weapons can be bought by hunting licence holders.

    Ammo.
    Ammo can be bought according to the caliber in your licence. That is a 0.308Win rifle owner cannot buy 30-06 cartridges. Gun dealers log ammo purchases.

    Shotgun shells can be legally reloaded (powder is sold by the gun dealers). Rifle cartridges - a legal uncertainity with them, rifle powder cannot be found on sale. However, rifle owners disassemble factory cartridges to get the powder and load imported shells with it and imported bullets Those ones are bought mainly in the US web-shops.

    There are private security firms.
    They can rent (previously could own) handguns from the police. The handguns are limited in muzzle power - 300 J.
    Please correct my English

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    If the laws in my country were so strict on civilian firearm possession, I think there would be less shootings. Also there would less to say about Ted Nugent.
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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    Well, I agree on shootings while, I suppose, you would have more stabbings. In Russia kitchen knives are the most bloody weapon. As well, as criminal attacks would be more successful.
    Please correct my English

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    In Russia, we have only the following 2 rules:
    1. Every Russian is allowed to have not more than one AK-47 assault rifle.[/*:m:69zdbuk6]
    2. Every Russian is allowed to kill not more than one foreigner.[/*:m:69zdbuk6]

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by SAn
    In Russia, we have only the following 2 rules:
    1. Every Russian is allowed to have not more than one AK-47 assault rifle.[/*:m:2k8krxmy]
    2. Every Russian is allowed to kill not more than one foreigner.[/*:m:2k8krxmy]
    Very funny.
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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    We have strong punishment for violation of these rules:
    1. If person has more than one AK-47, or more powerful device (like RPG-7), then the weapon is confiscated, and it full cost is taken as a penalty.[/*:m:3rokm9qz]
    2. If person killed more than one foreigner, or killed any Russian, than a fine of 10000 rubles is taken, or 10 days of hard public works for every killed person.[/*:m:3rokm9qz]
    3. The bears which walking all around the streets are forbidden to kill: you will get imprisonment for life for such a serious crime, because bear is a national symbol of Russia.[/*:m:3rokm9qz]

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by SAn
    Every Russian is allowed...
    Every Russian is not allowed.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    Quote Originally Posted by SAn
    Every Russian is allowed...
    Every Russian is not allowed.
    You are right. Russians are not allowed to have more than one AK-47 assault rifle.

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    I know you all are just joking but in seriousness... are AK's legal in Russia?
    No. See the first post.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    I know here in the US we can buy as many as we like (to a reasonable degree, probably 5), and they are quite cheap.

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    Please correct my English

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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    Ленивец coooooollll!!!
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    Re: Gun laws and regulations in Russia

    In Massachusetts, USA:
    http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/educatio ... n_laws.htm

    Sling-shots are blow guns are illegal
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