A recent Facebook post by Yemelyanenko raised the question of gun ownership in Ukraine. Although the president of Ukraine is against the use of guns, he has defended the right of Ukrainian citizens to own weapons. The reason for this is that the government has allowed hunting rifles to be used by enlistees.
There are roughly one of these weapons in every province. As of this writing, the country has 1.5 million firearms in circulation. According to the Ukrainian Arms Owners Association, 70,000 firearms are sold every year. Obtaining a gun permit takes approximately a month.
As of the end of July 2013, there were no homicides committed with firearms in Ukraine. This means that the country’s gun laws have not changed since the last revolution. Crime is not a major concern in Ukraine. The Ukrainian parliament approved a bill allowing civilians to have a gun in their homes. This bill has been welcomed by most citizens, though there is still much controversy about the measure. While there is no specific law against gun ownership, the current law is inconsequential when compared to the legislation in many other countries.
As of October 2017, there were no firearms laws in Ukraine, but it is still possible to obtain a license for a gun. These licences cover hunting, target shooting, collection, and personal security. A UN survey conducted in 1997-99 showed that 640,615 citizens had a firearm licence. The government has not responded to the question of licensing requirements, but they have a surprisingly high number of people who own guns.
In Ukraine, the law does not ban the possession of any type of firearm, but it does ban the sale of other kinds. However, certain categories of citizens are permitted to purchase prohibited weapons. These include military personnel, judges, prosecutors, journalists, and members of the defence and law-enforcement institutions. The president can also give a gun to a citizen on his own initiative. The government also provides training for people who wish to purchase a firearm.
While Ukraine citizens cannot legally own guns, the law permits private owners to own them. In 2014, the tragic events in Ukraine resulted in the sale of rifles and handguns. By March 2015, over 750,000 Ukrainians had firearms. This is still not a dangerous level of gun ownership, but it does make the right of citizens to own guns in a country where firearms are prohibited a bit odd.
The right to own firearms is protected in Ukraine. There are no laws preventing civilians from having one. It is a basic right that every citizen is entitled to. Andrey Lomakkin’s photographs show that the country’s civilians do not hesitate to own guns. He says the proliferation of firearms is alarming and that the law should be changed to protect citizens. The laws in the country should allow the rights of their citizens.
While the country’s gun laws are strict and restrictive, many civilians have them. It is estimated that there are about 10 guns per 100 people in Ukraine. This puts the country in the top 88th place in the world for the number of firearms per capita. It is also the only European nation with no firearms statute. The Interior ministry’s Order No. 622 governs the use of guns in the country. This law permits civilians to own rifles and shotguns if they do not keep them in the home.
The Ukrainian government has a gun law, but it does not regulate the sale of civilian weapons. It does not prohibit non-citizens from owning firearms. But it does restrict civilians from using them. It also limits the rights of citizens to protect themselves. While some of these laws are similar to those in the US, many civilians have their gun in their homes. The issue of firearms is an important one for the people of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government has not enacted any law on gun ownership. While the country’s constitution prohibits the use of certain types of firearms, a special category of citizens can purchase them. These include journalists, police officers, and defence and law-enforcement officials. Even though no laws have been passed yet, the president can issue a gun to a citizen. While these people may not have the right to own a firearm, the government has allowed it to be bought by anyone.