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LAW OF TURKMENISTAN

of November 21, 2009 No. 75-IV

About weapon

(as amended on 25-11-2023)

This Law establishes procedure for turnover of civil, office, and also military person-portable small and cold weapon, cartridges in the territory of Turkmenistan, determines and governs legal relations in this area, and also is directed to protection of life and health of citizens, all patterns of ownership, ensuring public safety, conservation and natural resources, strengthening international cooperation in fight against crime and arms trafficking.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Legislation of Turkmenistan on weapon

1. The legislation of Turkmenistan on weapon is based on the Constitution of Turkmenistan and consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts regulating questions of traffic in weapons in Turkmenistan.

2. If international treaties of Turkmenistan establish other rules than containing in this Law, then rules of international treaties are applied.

Article 2. Coverage of this Law

Operation of this Law normalizes and regulates turnover of civil, office, and also military person-portable small and cold weapon, cartridges in the territory of Turkmenistan.

Article 3. The basic concepts applied in this Law

1. For the purposes of this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

1) weapon - the devices or objects which are structurally intended for defeat of live or other purpose, giving of signals;

2) firearms - any portable barreled weapon intended for firing at distance by bullet or shell due to energy of powder or other charge;

3) components and components - any elements or spare components which are specially intended for firearms and necessary for its action including trunk, the case or receiver, lock, drum, axis of lock or breechring, and also any detail intended or adapted for noise muting when firing;

4) cold weapon - the weapon intended for defeat of the purpose, its partition and striking a blow on it by means of the muscular strength of the person in case of direct contact with object of defeat;

5) throwing weapon - the weapon intended for defeat of the purpose at distance by the shell receiving directed movement by means of the muscular strength of the person or the mechanical device;

6) pneumatic weapon - the weapon intended for defeat of the purpose from certain distance by the shell receiving directed movement due to energy of the compressed, liquefied or cured gas;

7) gas weapon - the weapon intended for temporary defeat of the live purpose or weakening of its capability to move by use of the tear or irritating substances;

8) alarm weapon - the weapon which is structurally intended only for giving of light, smoke or sound signals;

9) ammunition - the objects of arms and metayemy equipment intended for defeat of the purpose and containing explosive, throwing, pyrotechnic or vyshibny charges or their combination, including the boss;

10) the boss - the device intended for shot from weapon, combining in single whole by means of sleeve of means of initiation, propellant powder and metayemy equipment;

11) traffic in weapons, its main parts and components, and also cartridges to it - production of weapon, its main parts and components, and also cartridges to it, their purchase, sale, transfer, acquisition, collecting, exhibiting, accounting, storage, carrying, transfer, transportation, transportation, use, repair, reconstruction, the equipment, withdrawal, destruction, its import to the territory of Turkmenistan, transit transportation on it and export from Turkmenistan.

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