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The owners of rifled firearms can allow independent equipment cartridges. The corresponding bill submitted to the Duma Deputy Vladislav Reznik
Under the current wording of the weapons act citizens who have permission to storage and carrying the hunting fire smooth-bore weapons, can equip the ammo 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 of the RBC 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”) told RBC that the bill is “certainly worth considering” and “will carefully consider” 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 because the proposal Reznik should be carefully assessed.
Perezarazhenie cartridges involves the use of multiple casings, explained chief editor of the magazine “Kalashnikov” Mikhail Degtyarev. According to him, the sleeve is rather costly element of a cartridge and used about 3-5 times. Thus, buying a bullet, gunpowder and primer, the shooter saves on the cartridge, the expert said. He added that the current legislation is not clearly spelled out in the permit equipment and perezarazhenie ammunition for rifled weapons: carbines and rifles.
This issue rose sharply after the introduction against Russia sanctions, agreed Degtyarev with Reznik. According to him, the cartridges of a certain caliber are practically not imported at the same price with the pre-crisis period at the moment increased three times or more. “The cartridge, which in 2013 was worth 300 rubles, now costs about $ 1,000. In this component according to the pre-sanctions price cartridge costs about 150 rubles. And the average price of the cartridge after repeated use the sleeve is about 200 rubles,” — said Degtyarev. He noted that the price of ammo popular calibers, which are manufactured in Russia EN masse, could reach RUB 20-25
Reznik is one of the richest deputies of the Duma (on Bank accounts he lies 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.