Fedotov considers the idea of increasing the age for receiving arms is unfounded

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The head of Council under RF President on development of civil society and human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov expressed doubt of the necessity of raising the age for obtaining the right to bear arms to 21 years.

«Just today I heard about a new initiative to raise the age for obtaining the right to bear arms to 21 years. The first question arises — why 21 and not 22? Maybe 19, maybe 20, maybe 30? Did anyone study? Criminologists on this issue?», — said Fedotov at a meeting in the Federation Council on Wednesday.

The head of the HRC has observed that the right of carrying on the weapon the person gets a certain age. If he goes to the army, but does not acquire this right, it’s pretty weird.

«The term of military service, you will excuse me, we too will raise to 21? Or our army will be unarmed? As we imagine?», — said Fedotov.

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