BREAKING: Russia Changes Gun Laws to Allow Carry For Self Defense

November 19 2014
by GSL Staff
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Earlier this week we announced that Israel was relaxing their gun laws to allow more people to carry firearms in public following a terror attack in Jerusalem. Now, Russia seems to be following suit.

Russia will not allow citizens to carry firearms for self defense according to reports published today.

According to,

In an amendment to its tough gun control laws, the Russian government eases restrictions, allowing citizens to carry licensed weapons for the purposes of ‘self-defense.’

Until now Russian gun enthusiasts were only permitted to carry firearms for hunting or target shooting after obtaining a license through the Interior Ministry. Russian gun licenses are to be renewed every five years, and applicants face strict background checks and are required to take gun safety courses.

The addendum to the law now lists self-defense as a legally acceptable reason for carrying a weapon.

For those of you proficient in Russian, here is a link to the new laws.

According to Business Insider the new laws do come with additional restrictions:

The new policy allows the use of weapons to “protect their lives, health and property” but not against “women, disabled persons, and minors, unless they attacked you with a group and arms,” according to an analysis by Russian media site Arguments and Facts.

Do you support Russia’s new gun laws?

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