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The Minister of Defense called for the legalization of arms trafficking in Ukraine
Reznikov noted that in Ukraine it is necessary to develop a network of shooting galleries, shooting clubs, so that citizens have the opportunity to learn how to use weapons.
The start of a full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine significantly “liberalized” the process of obtaining weapons, but now it’s time to legalize it. On the need to adopt a law on the legalization of the circulation of firearms among the population declared Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov.
According to him, even before the full-scale war, there were millions of weapons in circulation, in particular, undeclared ones.
“When Russian occupiers invaded Ukraine, tens of thousands of our citizens, I emphasize – tens of thousands – received automatic weapons to protect their homes in the most “liberal” style … I believe that Ukraine needs not only liberalization, but also the legalization of arms trafficking. Ordering . Formation of a culture of safe and responsible attitude to weapons,” the minister said.
According to Reznikov, in Ukraine it is necessary to develop a network of shooting galleries, shooting clubs, so that citizens have the opportunity to learn how to use weapons.
“There is a fairly common phrase that a weapon makes a person free. I am convinced that a weapon should make a person responsible in the first place. Free and responsible citizens will make Ukraine irresistible,” the head of the Defense Ministry stressed.
Recall that a survey has started in Die regarding the carrying of firearms.
The bill, legalizing the carrying of firearms among the civilian population for personal protection, was supported by MPs in the first reading on February 23.