Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Prakash, Baban. 2008 ‘Call for Re-Drafting India's Gun Legislation.’ Proceedings of the 6 February 2008 Conference on 'Lessons from Gurgaon School Shoot-out', p. 70. New Delhi: Control Arms Foundation of India. 6 February
Unlike the American Constitution (Second Amendment) where the bearing arms is a fundamental right of the American citizens, the Constitution of India does not provide any such right to the Indian citizens.
The Arms Act, 1959 provides that bearing of arms is not a right but a privilege granted to citizens subject to certain conditions.
The statements of objects and reasons of the Arms Act Bill state that weapon for self defence is available for all citizens under licence unless their antecedents or propensities do not entitled them for the privilege.