Rosgvardia wanted to expand the powers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB when checking Russians during the receipt of a weapon permit. The corresponding bill was published on portal draft regulatory legal acts.
So, it is proposed to increase the powers of the security forces and the police during the inspection to issue a conclusion on the impossibility of owning weapons. According to the document, it must also be approved by an authorized person from the Russian Guard, which controls the circulation of weapons in Russia. In addition, depending on the results of the check, a valid license for a weapon may also be taken away from the Russians. However, the draft does not specify whether the FSB or the Ministry of Internal Affairs will additionally check each applicant, or this will be done selectively.
According to the authors of the document, the restrictions will help prevent the possession of weapons by those involved in organized criminal groups, including extremist and terrorist groups, as well as citizens who plan to use it for criminal purposes.
On July 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law strengthening state control over arms trafficking. The document also toughens the passage of a medical examination to obtain a permit to own a weapon.