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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of June 9, 1999 No. 49

About weapon

(as amended on 10-09-2021)

Accepted by General Court of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on May 14, 1999

This Law regulates the legal relationship arising in case of turnover of civil, office, and also military person-portable small and cold weapon in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic and is directed to protection of life and health of citizens, property, ensuring public and economic safety, conservation and natural resources, development of international cooperation in fight against crime and illegal distribution of weapon.

Provisions of this Law extend also to turnover of ammunition to weapon.

Article 1. The basic concepts used in this Law

Weapon in this Law is understood as the devices and objects which are structurally intended for attack or active defense and defeat of live or other purpose:

1) firearms - the weapon which is structurally intended for mechanical defeat of the purpose at distance by the metayemy element receiving directed movement due to energy of gases in case of decomposition of gunpowder or other explosive;

2) cold weapon - the weapon intended for defeat of the purpose by use of muscular strength of the person in case of direct contact or the metayemy element at distance receiving directed movement at the expense of the muscular strength of the person or mechanical devices;

3) pneumatic weapon - the weapon intended for defeat of the purpose by the metayemy element receiving directed movement due to energy of the compressed gaseous substance;

4) gas weapon - the weapon intended for defeat of the purpose by use of substances tear and irritant action. The list of the irritating and tear substances allowed for use is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic;

5) ammunition - the devices of one-time action intended for direct defeat of the purpose by metayemy element and structurally adapted for shot from weapon of the corresponding type;

6) traffic in weapons - production, sale, transfer, acquisition, repair, accounting, storage, carrying, transportation, use, collecting, exhibiting, withdrawal and destruction, export and import of weapon, and also import of single copies of weapon to the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic;

7) production of weapon - research, development, testing, production, and also art finishing and repair of weapon, production of ammunition, cartridges;

8) firearms of limited defeat - the short-barreled weapon and besstvolny weapon intended for mechanical defeat of the live purpose at distance by the metayemy equipment of the boss of traumatic action receiving directed movement due to energy of powder or other charge and death which are not intended for causing to the person;

9) 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;

10) the boss of traumatic action - the device intended for shot from fire smooth-bore weapon or firearms of limited defeat, combining in single whole by means of sleeve of means of initiation, propellant powder and metayemy equipment of traumatic action and not intended for causing death to the person;

11) the boss of gas action - the device intended for shot from gas weapon or firearms of limited defeat, combining in the single whole by means of sleeve of means of initiation equipped with the tear or irritating substances and not intended for causing death to the person;

12) the boss of light-sound action - the device intended for shot from firearms, firearms of limited defeat, gas or alarm weapon, combining in single whole by means of sleeve of means of initiation and equipment of light-sound action and not intended for defeat of live or other purpose;

13) the alarm boss - the device intended for shot from firearms or alarm weapon, combining in single whole by means of sleeve of means of initiation, propellant powder and metayemy equipment for giving of light, smoke or sound signal and not intended for defeat of live or other purpose;

14) ancient (antiquarian) weapon - fire and pneumatic weapon from the moment of which production there passed more than 100 years, and also cold weapon from the moment of which production there passed more than 50 years;

15) the weapon having scientific or art (cultural) value - the single copies of weapon referred to the specified category based on the conclusion of authorized state body;

16) the copy of ancient (antiquarian) weapon - the weapon made according to the original or drawings of sample of ancient (antiquarian) weapon on condition of exact or large-scale reproduction of its design, appearance and decorating, which is not including authentic parts antiquarian or other types of weapon;

17) remark of ancient (antiquarian) weapon - the weapon made according to the original, drawings or the description of sample of ancient (antiquarian) weapon with creative variation of design, appearance or art finishing, which is of cultural value as model of art creativity and arts and crafts;

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