Now, training mandatory for firearm license

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Oct 2018 11:20:37


By Sandeep Pradhan,


In an attempt to avert any untoward, Chhattisgarh Police on the directives of State Government has tightened up the procedure of procuring firearm license by introducing mandatory six-daylong weapon training for applicants.
Apart from making it more difficult for people to own a gun, introduction of mandatory weapon training will be resulting in safe use and storage of firearms, believe experts.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Lines) M S Chandra while talking to The Hitavada said, “With the objective to make handling and storage of licensed firearm safer and prevent any untoward incident, six-daylong training session has been introduced in the process of procuring license. The designated authority in the state and districts will consider person’s application for granting the license only after he/she will complete and clear the training”. As of now, around 90 persons, who are desirous of procuring firearm license, have completed the training under the guidance of police department’s experts here in Police Lines Raipur, added DSP Chandra.

The fees for training is Rs 2,000, informed the DSP (Lines) “Depending on applications and type of weapons, we host training with dummy weapons. Currently, 12 bore, .315 pistol and few other are being used by us during training,” elaborated DSP Chandra.

According to DSP Chandra, during the course of training, expert give detailed  information about firearms, its parts, handling, mechanism of its operation, how to load the firearm, types of round, precautions to be followed while handling and loading the weapon, target capacity of firearm and assembling process. Besides, care of arms and ammunition  along with safety measures during storage and transportation are also  taught to trainee. Similarly, they were also taught about types of positional during firing which include standing, kneeling, laying and other.