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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.' http://www.mvd.kz/index.php?p=conf_group&id_group=73&lang=1&n=2)

RoK (Republic of Kazakhstan). 2001. Administrative Offences Code (as Amended). Assented to 30 January. http://www.egov.kz/wps/portal/Content?contentPath=/library2/1_kazakhstan/kr/zakony%20rk/article/kodexy%20rk

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