HOW MANY GUNS A NRAI MEMBER CAN KEEP
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:31 pm
HOW MANY GUNS A NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBER CAN KEEP?
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3+1sudhirkh wrote:HOW MANY GUNS A NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBER CAN KEEP?
Not true! Please read Section 3 of the Arms Act 1959, members of rifle clubs are allowed a .22 rifle for the purpose of target practice over and above the normal limit of 3 firearms, therefore WTP is correct in stating 3+1.pandian1948 wrote:Dear Shooter
All Indians can have 3 weapons with proper license.
Rifle club members can keep any number of weapons.
But the Home Department, Govt. of India has limited the numbers to 10 pieces.
There is no limit to keep antique weapons properly registered with the Department of Archaeology.
The message of Parliament is very clear in the above sub section. Has MHA been delegated powers by Parliament to override the provisions of Arms Act 1959 itself? If yes then using powers delegated under which Section of Arms Act 1959, MHA has overridden the Sub Section 3 of Arms Act 1959 to restrict the maximum number of weapons to three plus one or maximum ten? If someone has the concerned notifications, it may give some clue. Or am I making some error in interpreting the sub section 3 of Section 3 of Arms Act 1959?(3) Nothing contained in sub-section (2) shall apply to any dealer in firearms or to any member of a rifle club or rifle association licensed or recognised by the Central Government using a point 22 bore rifle or an air rifle for target practice.