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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

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National Legislation

If they meet the above requirements,1 2 3 4 individuals wishing to possess a firearm are required to obtain a number of licences and permits, each subject to a fee. They must pay a fee of about KZT 4,500 (USD 30 or, more precisely, three MRP(28)) for a licence to possess firearms, KZT 760 (USD 5, half an MRP) for a permit to purchase a firearm or to store firearms, and KZT 150 (USD 1, one-tenth of an MRP) for registration and re-registration of every firearm (MIA, 2010b).

Failure to obtain the above permits and register a firearm is punishable by fines ranging from about KZT 1,500 to 15,000 (USD 10–100) (RoK,2001, arts. 368, 371).

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28) MRP (monthly calculation index; in Russian, mesyachniy raschetniy pokazatel) is a unit used in Kazakhstan to calculate payments such as wages and compensation made under labour legislation as well as taxes, levies, duties, fines, and other fees. As of 1 January 2011, one MRP equalled KZT 1,512 (USD 10).

MIA (Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan). 2010b. 'Questions and Answers.'

RoK (Republic of Kazakhstan). 2001. Administrative Offences Code (as Amended). Assented to 30 January.

ID: Q6551

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