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Use of Licensed Arms in Crime Now a Headache

Dhaka Tribune

2 December 2015

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[A]ccording to Home Ministry sources, there are nearly 217,000 legal firearms of various types in the country right now, all licensed under the Arms Act 1878…


Existing rules suggest that anybody with police clearance and above a certain age can posses licensed firearms by agreeing to pay an annual tax starting Tk2 lakh.

For legally having a shotgun, the applicant must be at least 25 years old. The floor age for having revolvers, pistols and rifles is 30.

Another criteria allows a person to own a shotgun and pistol at a time, but not a shotgun and a rifle. There are also restrictions depending on the calibre of firearms…

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