First of all I am assuming that your lawyer friend is not shy of moving High Court if application is finally rejected even by the appellate authority. What to say about this legally baseless and irrelevant question of "threat to life"? Best answer would be the one he is himself comfortable with and convinced. I hope he understands that getting license is his legal right and Section 13(3)(a) of Arms Act 1959 is talking of licenses for citizens(provided not offending Sections 9 and 14) because Article 19(1)(b) has clearly and explicitly acknowledged arms as fundamental right of citizens. You may direct him to read the following post https://www.indiansforguns.com/viewtopi ... 30#p230480Virendra S Rathore wrote:A friend of mine who is a lawyer and in Raj. state government's panel, had applied for license. LA has asked why do you need license, what is the threat to your life.
Any advice on how to frame the answer. He'll also meet the LA in person.
Secondly, my father has licensed muzzle loader with tehsil validity at ancestral village. I'm planning to apply for license as hereditary transfer. But I shuttle between Jaipur (hometown) and Noida where I work. Given the difference of locations against current license validity area, how to build my case?
Also it is well settled matter that Indian Constitution is based on fundamental principles and foundations of British Common Law. RKBA is one of the foundational fundamental human right acknowledged in English Bill of Rights. Since Indian Constitution is based on British Common Law principles, RKBA is one of it's fundamental human rights. You may also direct him to read the following posts viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23906#p236684 and viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23906#p239169
About inheriting your muzzle loader gun, you would need written no objection from all other legal heirs to the gun in question. You would also need proof of identity and address of your village. And on practical aspect, if policeman comes from the police station to inquire, your neighbors, the village sarpanch, panches, nambardar etc. should be willing to say that you are the native resident/ son of the soil of this village, have good and noble character, lends helping hand to his father in agriculture and crop protection etc. etc. Once you get local tehsil level license, if you desire afterwards, you may think of getting area validity increased.