Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On weapons” signed
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On weapons”.
In accordance with the Law, the following types of weapons are distinguished:
Civilian weapons are divided into hunting, sporting and self-defense weapons.
Self-defense weapons include:
gas weapons - gas cartridges, mechanical sprays, aerosol and other devices equipped with tear or irritating substances;
electroshock devices, spark gaps and other devices, the damaging effect of which is based on the use of electrical energy.
In accordance with the Law, hunting weapons are divided into:
- a firearm with a rifled barrel;
- smooth-bore firearms, including with a length of the rifled part of not more than one hundred and forty millimeters;
- combined firearms (with a rifled barrel and smooth-bore), including interchangeable and supplementary rifled barrels;
- airguns with a muzzle energy of more than 7.5 joules and a caliber of more than 4.5 millimeters;
- cold bladed weapons (hunting knives, hunting stilettos and daggers);
- signal weapons.
Sports weapons include:
- a firearm with a rifled barrel; firearms smoothbore weapons;
- cold bladed weapons (rapiers, swords and sabers); throwing weapons (bows, crossbows and spears);
- airguns with a muzzle energy of more than 3 joules;
- signal weapons.
It is forbidden to carry weapons in public places, on urban, suburban flights, on long-distance and international transport in open form (without holster).
Citizens, who have reached 18 years of age have the right to acquire civilian sports weapons and self-defense weapons; citizens who have reached 21 years of age have the right to acquire civilian hunting weapons and military supplies.
The acquisition of civilian and service weapons is carried out on the basis of permits of the National Guard bodies with a validity of three months.
Permission to purchase civilian and service weapons does not grant the right to carry and use weapons and military supplies to them.
To obtain permission to purchase civilian weapons, citizens are obliged to submit to the National Guard body at the place of residence:
identity document (passport);
documents on passing the test of knowledge of the rules of safe handling of weapons;
medical report on the absence of contraindications to the possession of weapons;
document confirming the fee for the application;
a hunting ticket issued by a public association of hunters (for the purchase of hunting weapons);
recommendation of the public association of hunters (for the acquisition of hunting firearms with rifled barrels, as well as airguns with muzzle energy of more than 65 joules and a caliber of more than 9 millimeters);
athlete’s certificate issued by a legal entity engaged in activities in the field of shooting sports (for the purchase of sports weapons).
The law comes into force 6 months from the date of its official publication.