Under the current wording of the weapons act, citizens who have permission to storage and carrying the hunting fire smooth-bore weapons, can manufacture the cartridges for it. Deputy Vladislav Reznik (“United Russia”) proposes to expand the application of this rule to owners of sporting firearms smoothbore and rifled weapons. The draft law posted on the website of the lower house of Parliament.
In terms of sanctions imposed by some States in respect of Russia, the cartridges for firearms become less affordable imported ammo has increased in price, said Reznik in the explanatory note to the bill. “Significant parts of the rifle used by the Russian hunters and sportsmen, there is rounds of domestic production”, — stated in the explanatory Memorandum.
Approval of the bill would “alleviate the problem of availability of ammunition for the Russian hunters and sportsmen, as well as improve gun culture in Russia,” says the author. “Resnick himself is an avid hunter,” — commented on the initiative, a source in the state Duma.
First Deputy Chairman of the security Committee Dmitry Saveliev from the liberal democratic party supported the bill Resnick. He believes the measure is logical in the conditions imposed on Russia sanctions, which “have become virtually inaccessible ammunition of foreign manufacture”. However, the MP acknowledged that many opponents of the initiative. Savelyev difficult to say what position will the lower house Committee for security and combating corruption.
In profile Committee has not yet spoken, will the initiative Reznik supported. Deputy Chairman of the Duma security Committee Anatoly Vyborny (fraction “United Russia”) said that the bill “certainly deserves attention and will be carefully considered” the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption. The MP stressed that “the key issue here is to ensure the safety of citizens and to synchronize this initiative with the current legislation,” and therefore the offer Reznik should be carefully assessed.
Reznik is one of the richest deputies of the Duma (on Bank accounts, he is more than 1.3 billion rubles). In March 2016, it was declared by Spain on the international wanted list on charges of involvement in the Tambovskaya criminal group and money laundering in the country. Later the Spanish court quashed a warrant for the arrest of the Deputy.