New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

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New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by mundaire » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:33 pm

Please see the attachment (English version).

For those of you who are not members here you can directly click on https://www.indiansforguns.com/Arms_Rul ... 0.2017.pdf to view/ download the file without needing to log in.

These may be also be downloaded from www.egazette.nic.in

I have not yet gone through the rules myself (only having gotten the news late at night), would advise everyone to read and draw their own conclusions for now.

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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by kanwar76 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:33 am

Did a cursory read. Congratulations, .22 Airguns are firearms now, Anything above .177 or 15ft/lbs is a firearm :roll: :roll:
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Post by rahul_does » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:49 am

Disgraceful!

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Post by Peacefulguns » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:21 am

So for the .22 airguns we now need to apply for a license. Crazy

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Post by goodboy_mentor » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:48 am

As per Section 44(3) of Arms Act 1959, these Rules to become law need to be approved by both houses of Parliament. The Government will try to push these through both houses of Parliament. It is of extreme importance that every reader of this thread must update their M.P.s to block these Arms Rules from getting passed.
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Post by mundaire » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:34 am

The Parliamentary approval in such matters is usually automatic, unless the house moves to make specific changes.

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Post by goodboy_mentor » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:08 am

How it can be "automatic" approval unless the opposition party M.P.s are complicit with the ruling party in both houses of Parliament?
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Post by Peacefulguns » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:12 am

Will they limit the no of airguns to be possessed now.

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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by nitroex700 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:55 am

Rule #84 - Everything over 15fpe/.177 bore needs license now...

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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by SMJ » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:10 pm

Can this be challenged in a court or is it absolute once approved on both houses?

Also what is the next step for currently owned .22 Air rifles?

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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by snIPer » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:35 pm

If it is already published doesnt it mean that its already passed?
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Post by swordlover » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:56 pm

@snIPer - Seems like it.

The first page itself states - "1. These rules may be called the Arms Rules, 2016. 2 They shall come into force on the date of publication in the Official Gazette"

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Post by mundaire » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:04 pm

AFAIK while these Rules come into force with immediate effect, they must still be placed before the parliament within a stipulated period of time (and approved/ amended as the house deems fit) OR they will lapse.
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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by Big Daddy » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:19 pm

Toy guns manufacturers association had to fight a certain politician to keep their business running. Now it's the Government. It's some kind of trend I guess. Every government has to do something dumb.

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Re: New Arms Rules 2016 notified by Government of India!

Post by sa_ali » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:12 pm

:The only good thing is that they officially given defination of Aspiring shooter and given benefits to them (y) :D . Rest all is gloomy at least at first review :( :?

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