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Bill No. 1135-1 “On Civil Weapons and Ammunition”

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According to the bill No. 1135-1 “On civilian weapons and ammunition” in Ukraine four categories of civilian weapons and ammunition will be allowed for civilian circulation and possession of individuals, business entities and small sports organizations.

This was reported by the website of the Ukrainian Association of Weapon Owners.

According to article 4 “Categories of civilian weapons and ammunition” of draft law No. 1135-1 “On civilian weapons and ammunition”, in Ukraine civilian weapons and ammunition such categories of civilian weapons and ammunition will be allowed for civilian circulation and possession by individuals:

  1. the first category - pneumatic weapons of caliber up to 4.5 mm and a flight speed of a throwing element up to 100 m / s; firearms chambered for Flaubert caliber up to 4.5 mm and ammunition;
  2. the second category - long-barreled smooth-bore firearms; gas weapons; airguns with a caliber of more than 4.5 mm and a flight speed of a throwing element of more than 100 m / s; firearms chambered for Flaubert caliber more than 4.5 mm and ammunition;
  3. the third category - long-barreled rifled and combined firearms and ammunition;
  4. the fourth category - short-barreled rifled firearms and ammunition; short-barreled smooth-bore firearms intended for firing ammunition equipped with elastic missile elements of less lethal action and ammunition for it.

“Weapons of the first category, as well as weapons that have been depleted and deactivated, are in free civil circulation. Weapons of the second, third and fourth categories and their ammunition are in limited civil circulation established by this Law. Citizens of Ukraine acquire ownership of civilian weapons of the second, third and the fourth category, its main parts and ammunition, as well as the components of its ammunition, if there is a permit for weapons, which is issued separately for each category of civilian weapons, for and exception of the first category, "- the report says.

In addition, it is noted that non-essential parts of civilian weapons and additional equipment are in free circulation. The quantity of weapons of a certain category that a person authorized to have weapons of this category has the right to acquire is not limited to them.

"The limitation of the capacity of negative and integral stores of civilian weapons and the use of additional equipment can be established exclusively by laws governing certain types of activities in civilian weapons, or by the rules (rules) of sporting events," the statement said.