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02.05.2023
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Can you keep a gun?

Pursuant to Article 228 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation and transportation of weapons, their complete parts, ammunition, explosives and devices is prohibited by law. Committing these acts is considered a crime. According to this type of crime, correctional works for a period of up to two years or restriction of freedom for a period of one to three years or deprivation of liberty for a period of up to three years are provided. Such acts are punishable by three to five years of imprisonment by a group of persons who conspired in advance or in case of repeated acts. If these acts are committed by a stable criminal group consisting of two or more persons united to commit one or more crimes in advance, they are punished by imprisonment for a term of five to eight years.

            According to Article 228.4 of the Criminal Code, the illegal acquisition, sale or carrying of gas weapons, cold weapons, including throwing weapons, is prohibited by law, except for the cases of carrying cold weapons in the territories or territories considered national clothing accessories. connection with the hunting profession. When these acts are committed, they are punished by three hundred and twenty to four hundred hours of public works or correctional works for a period of up to two years, restriction of freedom for a period of up to one year, or deprivation of liberty for a period of up to one year. According to the law, the people who own the listed items and voluntarily hand them over are exempted from criminal liability if there is no other criminal act in their actions.

             According to the definition given in the law "On service and civilian weapons", weapons are devices intended for the destruction of personnel and other objects, including equipment and buildings, or intended for signalling, but which can be used for the destruction of personnel and other objects. A cold weapon is a weapon that is not intended for industrial or domestic purposes due to its construction, dimensions and material and is specifically designed to cause injury during direct contact with the object of injury by using human muscle power.