Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Florquin, Nicolas, Dauren Aben and Takhmina Karimova. 2012 ‘Control Measures: National Legislation.’ Blue Skies and Dark Clouds: Kazakhstan and Small Arms; Occasional Paper No. 29, pp. 22-26. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1 May
Kazakh citizens may acquire firearms only for self-defence, sporting, or hunting purposes (RoK, 1998, art. 5)(27).
The legal age for owning a firearm in Kazakhstan is 18 years. Applicants for a firearms licence cannot have an outstanding conviction for the commission of 'intent crimes' and cannot have committed two or more specified administrative offences within the same year (RoK, 1998, arts. 19.2, 19.2-1, 19.5). They are also required to provide a medical certificate of good mental health (RoK, 1998, art. 15.3).
27) Secondary legislation stipulates that applicants must indicate the relevant reason when applying for a purchasing licence, but that they are not required to provide any evidence of a corresponding need for the weapon (RoK, 2000a, rules 78, 79). Individuals wishing to obtain a licence for the purchase, possession, or carrying of hunting rifles must hold a hunter's certificate (RoK, 1998, art. 15.1; 2000a, r. 78).
RoK (Republic of Kazakhstan). 1998. Law No. 339 on State Control over Circulation of Certain Type of Weapons. Assented to 30 December.