I have an ashani and advocate the liberal gun laws, especially when system has no control on illegal arms. But, recently, I got two shockers..... First: when I went to purchase ammo after a long time, the dealer asked me for empty shells. He had never asked for it in past. He told me that now he has to submit empty shells alongwith sell records to concerned authorities. Now I am wondering if I am not able to retrieve all the empty shells after practice then number of ammo in my possession will go on depleting! Second: Went for renewal of licence in February. Earlier, it was a matter of couple of days. I just had to produce NOC from local PS on the required form and the concerning office in the collectorate used to renew it. This time it took more than two months and that too after continuous personal pursue at various offices! They made my renewal application get cleared from tehsildar, local PS, CO, SPRA, SSP, and commander of shooting range of reserve police lines (I had to shot three rounds in his presence). No need to explain how you have to get your application forwarded from these sarkari offices. The whole process was way more torturing than even getting the new license itself. I get headache when I realize that I have to repeat this process after every three years
! Is it same now in your districts also?