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Illegal Firearms: Reps Move To Tighten Gun Control Laws

The bill also seeks to raise the minimum age to bear firearms to 18 years from the current 17 years with additional requirements.

Premium Times (Nigeria)

13 July 2021

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[…] the bill seeks to amend sections 28, 29,30, 31, 32, 35 and 38 of the principal act [the Firearms Act]. In total, the bill is proposing 16 amendments to the Act.

Importers of illegal firearms, if convicted, could get a minimum of 10 years of jail time, according to the proposed bill.

Also, the bill seeks to raise the minimum age to bear firearms to 18 years from the current 17 years with additional requirements.

The requirements include psychological evaluation and vision quality certificates from a government hospital, not more than six months, police clearance certificate, not more than twelve months, rifle club membership of at least six months.

Also, a firearms proficiency certificate issued by the club and a National Identification Number issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

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