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Insecurity: House of Representatives Introduces Bill To Allow All Nigerians To Carry Guns

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Insecurity: House of Representatives Introduces Bill To Allow All Nigerians To Carry Guns

The Nigerian House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would authorize all Nigerians over the age of eighteen to carry firearms.

According to Weetalknaija.com.ng, the House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill soon allowing Nigerians above the age of eighteen to bear weapons for self-defense.

The House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill allowing Nigerians under the age of eighteen to bear weapons for self-defense in the near future.

This is in direct contradiction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to security forces to shoot any civilian armed with a weapon.

VANGUARD received an exclusive copy of a bill to that effect, dubbed “Firearms Amendment Bill,” over the weekend.

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“Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1), a person shall be entitled to the grant of a license or permit under this Act if, at the time of application, the person: is at least eighteen years of age,” according to section 2 subsection 3 of Rep. Adejoro Adeogun’s bill. and “has a psychological evaluation certificate from a government hospital issued within the last six months,” “has a vision quality certificate issued within the last six months,” “has a police clearance certificate issued within the last twelve months,” “has a rifle club membership of at least six months and a firearms proficiency certificate issued by the club,” and “has a national identification number issued within the last twelve months.”

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The bill also stipulates that the bearer “has a National Identification Number (NIN) provided by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC),” as well as that “the Inspector General of Police shall keep a manual and an e-register of such permits in place.”

 

“The Inspector General of Police, with the permission of the Governor of the State, may grant a permit to any person to carry on the business of manufacturing and repairing the firearms referred to in Part III of the Schedule to this Act,” according to the bill.

 

Offenses against the legislation will be punishable by at least two years in prison, according to the bill.

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Section 35 (2) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the words seventy-five thousand naira or two years’

imprisonment for the words one thousand naira or two years’ imprisonment.

 

 

Insecurity: House of Representatives Introduces Bill To Allow All Nigerians To Carry Guns

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