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Is it legal to carry a gun out of State?
What are the laws regarding this? What are Gun Laws in India?
Present Gun Laws in India
In 1959, the Arms Act of 1878 as enacted by the British was finally repealed and a whole new Arms Act was passed. It was better than the Britisher’s edition, but at the same time, it was also reflective of the Indian Government’s distrust in its own citizens. This act gave arbitrary use of powers to the licensing authorities. The act of 1959, was supplemented by the arms rules in 1962. They both together regulate, i.e., prohibit the acquisition, possession, manufacture, sale, export, import, and transfer of firearms except with a license, which in itself is quite difficult to obtain since the process is tedious and may take even years to complete.
The Arms Act 1959, classifies firearms into two categories- Prohibited Bore (PB) and Non-Prohibited Bore (NPB). A bore simply is the thickness/ diameter of the bullet or so to speak, the hole in the middle of a barrel through which a bullet emerges.
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