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India. 1959 ‘Grant of Licences.’ Arms Act (1959), Act No. 54, An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Law Relating to Arms and Ammunition; Chapter 3 (Section 13). New Delhi: Parliament of the Republic of India. 23 December
13. Grant of licences.
(3) The licensing authority shall grant --
(a) a licence under section 3 where the licence is required --
(i) by a citizen of India in respect of a smooth bore gun having a barrel of not less than twenty inches in length to be used for protection or sport or in respect of a muzzle loading gun to be used for bona fide crop protection: Provided that where having regard to the circumstances of any case, the licensing authority is satisfied that a muzzle loading gun will not be sufficient for crop protection, the licensing authority may grant a licence in respect of any other smooth bore gun as aforesaid for such protection, or
(ii) in respect of a point 22 bore rifle or an air rifle to be used for target practice by a member of a rifle club or rifle association licensed or recognised by the Central Government;
(b) a licence under section 3 in any other case or a licence under section 4, section 5, section 6, section 10 or section 12, if the licensing authority is satisfied that the person by whom the licence is required has a good reason for obtaining the same.