On State Control of Turnover of Particular Types of Weapon

The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 30 December 1998 No. 339

Unofficial translation

      This Law regulates legal relations, arising upon turnover of civil, service, military hand-held small arms and cold weapon in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and oriented to protection of life and health of citizens, property, public safety ensuring, protection of objects of environment, resources, development of international cooperation in crime prevention and illegal distribution of weapon.
      Provisions of this Law shall be applied to turnover of ammunition (ammunition) as well.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Basic definitions, used in this Law

      The following basic definitions shall be used in this Law:
      1) firearms – weapon in which ejection of bullet, packet, grenade results from influence of energy of primer or another charge;
      2) warning weapon – weapon, used for giving acoustic, lighting and smoke signals;
      3) gas weapon – weapon, the application of which is based on use of lachrymatory or irritating agents;
      4) criminalistics requirements – special technical requirements, submitted to non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it for the purpose of their identification and exclusion of possibility of unlawful refurnishment;
      5) weapon – the equipment and subjects, structurally intended for destruction of live or another target, as well as for giving a signal;
      6) turnover of weapon – production, assembly, refurnishment, sale (trade), transfer, granting, awarding, inheritance, acquisition, collecting, exposing, registration, keeping, bearing, transporting, use, withdrawal, destruction, importation of weapon in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its export from the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      7) acquisition of weapon – purchase, receipt of weapon as a gift, reward;
      8) weapon user – an individual or legal entity, received the weapon from the owner for temporary use;
      9) weapon producer – an organization, having a license on development, production, repair, sale, acquisition of weapon;
      10) weapon owner – an individual or legal entity, possessing the weapon on the basis of a license or permit for acquisition, bearing and keeping of weapon;
      11) weapon production – research, development, manufacturing, testing, assembly, artistic finishing, repair, refurnishment and destruction of weapon, manufacturing of ammunition and their component parts;
      12) missile weapon – weapon, the immediate target killer of which receives direction and movement with the aim of muscle power of a human or mechanical device;
      13) ammunition (ammunition) – devices or subjects, structurally intended for discharge from the weapon of the relevant type and target destruction (hereinafter – ammunition);
      14) pneumatic weapon – weapon, the target killer of which receives directed movement due to energy of pressurized, liquefied or solidified gas;
      15) cold weapon – weapon, the immediate target killer of which is put into operation with the aim of muscle power of a human;
      16) electric weapon – the special tool, the application of which is based on the action of electric discharge.
      Footnote. Article 1 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29 December 2006, No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 2. Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the scope of state control of turnover of particular types of weapon

      Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the scope of control of turnover of particular types of weapon shall be based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, consist of this Law and other regulatory legal acts.
      If international treaties, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan establishes the other regulations, than those provided by this Law, the regulations of international treaties shall be applied.

Article 3. Types of weapon

      According to designation and main characteristics, weapon shall be divided into:
      1) military hand-held small arms and cold weapon;
      2) non-military weapon;
      3) service weapon.

Article 4. Military hand-held small arms and cold weapon

      Military hand-held small arms and cold weapon shall include the weapon, intended for solution of military and operational tasks, included in the inventory by the relevant state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and their subdivisions (hereinafter – Armed Forces, other forces and military formations, special state and law enforcement bodies, with the exception of the state fire-fighting bodies) in accordance with the regulatory legal acts of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as produced for delivering to other states.
      Procedure for turnover of military hand-held small arms weapon and ammunition to it, as well as cold weapon shall be determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the legislation.
      Footnote. Article 4 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 5. Non-military weapon

      Non-military weapon shall include the weapon, used by citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the purpose of self-defense, sport activity and hunting. Non-military firearms shall exclude burst firing.
      Non-military weapon shall be divided into:
      1) self-defense weapon:
      firing smoothbore long barreled weapon;
      gas weapon – gas guns, revolver guns and ammunition to it, mechanical sprays, aerosolized and other tools, charged with lachrymatory or irritating agents, permitted for applying by the authorized body in the field of health care service;
      electric weapon – the weapon and other subjects, destructive effect of which is based on use of electric power, permitted for applying by the authorized body in the field of health care service;
      2) sporting weapon:
      firearms with rifle barrel;
      firing smoothbore weapon;
      cold sabre weapon;
      missile weapon;
      pneumatic weapon with muzzle energy more than 3 J;
      3) hunting weapon:
      firearms with rifle barrel;
      firing smoothbore weapon, as well as with the length of rifle barrel no more than 140 mm;
      firing combined (rifle and smoothbore) weapon, as well as with changeable and removable rifle barrels;
      pneumatic with muzzle energy no more than 25 J;
      cold sabre weapon;
      4) warning guns.
      Footnote. Article 5 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 27.07.2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Article 6. Service weapon

      Service weapon shall include the weapon, intended for use for the purpose of personal safety ensuring by politic state employees, having the right to acquire (receive) service weapon in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as organizations upon carrying out of the tasks on protection of lives and health of citizens, property, on protection of the objects of environment and natural resources, valuable and hazardous cargos, special correspondence, imposed on them by the legislation and their provided charters (provisions).
      Organizations, on which the functions linked with use and applying service weapon are the legal entities with special statutory goals (hereinafter – legal entities with special statutory goals).
      Service weapon shall include firing tuneless, gas weapon with possibility of shooting with the ammunition of traumatic effect, firing short barreled smoothbore and rifle weapon, as well as long barreled smoothbore and rifle weapon.
      Service weapon shall exclude the burst firing.
      Footnote. Article 6 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 7 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after the date of its first official publication).

Article 7. Prohibitions, established to turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it

      1. Turnover as non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be prohibited in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
      1) firing long barreled weapon with magazine (cylinder) capacity more than 10 ammunitions, having a barrel length or barrel length with barrel extension less than 500 millimeters and length overall less than 800 millimeters, as well as having a structure that enables to make its length less than 800 millimeters, and by this the possibility of discharge is not lost;
      2) non-military firearms, enabling burst firing;
      3) firearms that have a form, imitating the other subjects;
      4) firing smoothbore weapon, manufactured for the ammunition to firearms with rifle barrel, with the exception of weapon of “paradox system” having no more than 40 percent of rifled part of barrel length;
      5) flails, knuckles, shurikens, boomerang and other subjects, specially designed for use as the weapon of destructive and shattering, missile, cut and bladed action, with the exception of sporting implements, in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      6) cold sabre weapon and knives, the blades and endings of which are taken out from the handle upon pushing the button or lever and are fixed by them or slid due to gravity force or accelerated motion and automatically fixed upon the blade and ending length more than 90 millimeters;
      7) ammunition with bullets of armour-piercing, incendiary, bursting or tracing effect with displaced center of gravity, as well as ammunition with shot chargers for gas guns and revolvers in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      8) weapon and other subjects, the destructive effect of which is based on use of atomic radiation and biological effect;
      9) gas weapon, loaded by neuroparalytic, poisonous, as well as other substances, prohibited for use by the authorized body in the field of health care service, as well as gas weapon, able to inflict the damage in the distance of more than one meter, not dangerous for life of a human, but entailing long term injury to health for the term of more than twenty one days or significant persistent loss of capacity to work for 10 and more percent;
      10) weapon and ammunition to it, having technical specifications, not in conformance with criminalistics requirements;
      11) weapon and ammunition to it, not in conformance with safety requirements, established by technical regulations in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it;
      12) weapon and other subjects, destructive effect of which is based on use of electromagnetic, light, heat, infra-sound or ultrasonic radiation;
      13) firing tuneless weapon for self defence, electric-shock devices and spark arresters, having output parameters, exceeding the values, established by the state standards;
      14) weapon, manufactured from materials that may not be detected by metal detectors.
      2. It shall be prohibited to:
      1) keep or use sporting weapon with rifle barrel or sporting pneumatic weapon with muzzle energy more than 7,5 J and bore more than 4,5 mm, as well as sporting cold sabre weapon beyond the sporting objects; to keep and use missile weapon with a straining force of bow string more than 14 kg without permission for its keeping and use, beyond the sporting objects, with the exception of keeping and use of bows and arbalests for conduct of scientific research and preventive works, linked with immobilization and injection of the wildlife objects;
      2) acquisition of pneumatic weapon with a bore more than 4,5 mm by citizens;
      3) installing devices on service and non-military weapon for noiseless fire and night vision sights;
      4) sending the weapon (their main (component) parts) and ammunition to it by postal matters, as well as through the international postal matters;
      5) bearing weapon by citizens – participants of protests, street processions, demonstrations, pickets and other massive public events;
      6) bearing weapon in unclosed (uncased) view in public places;
      7) bearing weapon without permission as accessory for national costume.
      Footnote. Article 7 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 27.07.2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 21.06.2013 No. 107-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of thirty calendar days after its first official publication); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Chapter 1-1. General safety requirements in the field of technical regulation in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it

      Footnote. Chapter 1-1 is supplemented by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29 December 2006 No. 1009 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 7-1. Objects of technical regulation in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it

      The objects of technical regulation shall include: non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, as well as processes of its production, assembly, refurnishment, repair, sale (trade), acquisition, collecting, exposing, keeping, bearing, transporting, use, destruction.

Article 7-2. Safety requirements to non-military and service weapon

      1. Non-military and service weapon shall conform to special safety requirements, established for this type of weapon upon immediate loading, firing, reloading, as well as maintenance operation.
      2. Firing smoothbore, tuneless weapon, gas guns and revolvers with the relevant ammunition of traumatic, sound-and-light and gas effect shall conform to the requirements, established by the technical regulations in the scope of health care service.
      3. Mechanical, aerosol sprayers and other tools, charged with lachrymatory or irritating agents, as well as other substances, shall conform to requirements, established by the technical regulations in the scope of health care service.

Article 7-3. Safety requirements to ammunition

      Ammunition to non-military and service weapon on their size, form, structure, weight, markings, safety functioning, as well as pressure indicators of impinging gases and kinetic energy shall conform to the special safety requirements in the field of technical regulation.

Article 7-4. Safety requirements in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it

      1. Upon production, assembly and refurnishment of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, the compliance with all the set of measures of safety ensuring, determined by the design documents, and ensuring of possibility of performance control of all technical operations, on which the safety is depended.
      If for the safety ensuring in the process or after manufacturing, assembly, refurnishment of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, the conduct of tests is required, then they shall be conducted in full measure with performing all the requirements of design documents.
      2. Sale (trade), acquisition, repair, collecting, exposing, keeping, bearing, transporting, use, destruction of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it with violation of requirements, established by the technical regulations in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be prohibited.

Chapter 2. State cadastre and certification of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it

Article 8. State cadastre of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it

      State cadastre (hereinafter – Cadastre) of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it is official compilation, containing systematic details on non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, allowed for turnover in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Cadastre shall be issued on the basis of the list of models of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, details on which shall be entered into Cadastre and shall be excluded from it. Cadastre shall be developed, approved and issued by the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon. Details on cold sabre and missile weapon, as well as on singular samples of non-military weapon, imported in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, manufactured in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan or exported abroad shall not be included into Cadastre.
      Amendments into Cadastre shall be introduced upon expiry of no more than three months, passed after approval of the list of models of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it.
      Procedure for development, issuing and maintenance of Cadastre shall be established by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 8 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29 December 2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 9. Confirmation of conformity of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it

      Models of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, manufactured in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, imported in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and exported from the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be subject to compulsory confirmation of conformity.
      Confirmation of conformity of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be carried out in the manner, established by the authorized body of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of technical regulation.
      Document in the scope of confirmation of conformity shall be the ground for turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Technical requirements and methods of testing non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be established by the technical regulations in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it.
      Footnote. Article 9 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29 December 2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Chapter 3. Licensing of development, manufacturing, repair, trade, acquisition, collecting, exposing of weapon and ammunition to it

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 10 is provided to be amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after the date of its first official publication).

Article 10. Licensing of development, manufacturing, repair, trade, acquisition, collecting, exposing of weapon and ammunition to it

      1. Development, manufacturing, repair, trade, acquisition, collecting, exposing of weapon and ammunition to it shall be subject to licensing.
      2. Licenses to development, manufacturing, repair, trade, acquisition, collecting, exposing of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be issued by internal affairs bodies, and the licenses to development, manufacturing, repair, trade, acquisition and exposing of military hand-held small arms weapon and ammunition to it – by the body, authorized by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Licenses for carrying out development, manufacturing, repair, trade, collecting, exposing of weapon and ammunition to it shall be general, issued without limitation of term and shall be valid in the whole territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Licenses shall be issued in recognition of both the unified technological complex, as well as particular types.
      Licenses for acquisition of weapon and ammunition to it shall be for single-use and valid in the whole territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      4. License shall be issued on the basis of documents, the list of which is determined by the legislation on licensing.
      5. The grounds for refusal in issuance of license shall be:
      1) non-presentation of required details or presentation of false information by an applicant;
      2) impossibility to provide the safety conditions of manufacturing, registration and preservation of weapon or non-provision of these conditions;
      3) other grounds, provided by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On licensing”.
      In case of refusal in issuance of the license, the authorized bodies shall be obliged to inform the applicant about this with explanation of reasons for refusal. Refusal in issuance of the license or violation of the terms for considering application may be appealed by an applicant in court.
      Footnote. Article 10 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 12 January 2007 No. 222 (shall be enforced upon 6 months from the date of its official publication); dated 10.01.2011 No. 383-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 11. Suspension of validity and deprivation of a license

      The ground for suspension of validity of a license shall be non-fulfillment of requirements, provided by this Law and legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on administrative infractions.
      Deprivation of a license shall be carried out in a judicial proceeding.
      Footnote. Article 11 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 12 January 2007 No. 222 (shall be enforced upon expiry of 6 months from the date of its official publication).

Chapter 4. Right of possession and use of weapon

Article 12. Subjects, having the right to acquisition of weapon

      The right to acquisition of weapon in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall have the right by:
      1) Armed Forces, other forces and military formations, special state and law enforcement bodies, with the exception of bodies of the state firefighting service;
      2) state bodies, civil servants of which are vested with the right to keep and bear firearms;
      3) legal persons with special statutory goals;
      4) legal persons, engaged in manufacturing of weapon or its trading (hereinafter – legal persons-suppliers);
      5) legal entities and individuals, engaged in collecting or exposing of weapon;
      6) hunting and economic organizations;
      7) sports organizations;
      8) education organizations;
      9) citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      10) foreign people;
      11) legal entities, authorized to conduct scientific and medical researches in the field of using weapon, as well as with ammunition of traumatic and gas effect.
      Footnote. Article 12 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 27 July 2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 27 July 2007 No. 320 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Article 13. Right to acquisition of weapon by Armed Forces, other forces and military formations, special state and law enforcement bodies

      Armed Forces, other forces and military formations, special state and law enforcement bodies, with the exception of bodies of state firefighting service shall have the right to acquire military hand-held small arms and another weapon in the manner, established by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The test fire from the weapon with rifle barrel, put into service shall be performed for formation of the state bullet and shell casing repository in the manner, determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the exception of weapon, being in the long-term keeping;
      Footnote. Article 13 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 14 is provided to be amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after the date of its first official publication).

Article 14. Right to acquisition of weapon by legal entities with special statutory goals

      Footnote. Article 14 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2010 No. 372-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Legal entities with special statutory goals shall have the right to acquire non-military or service weapon from legal entities-suppliers after receipt of the relevant license in bodies of internal affairs. Kinds, types, models and quantity of weapon for use by the workers of legal entities with special statutory goals shall be established by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. Acquired weapon shall be subject to registration in the relevant body of internal affairs within the term of one week from the date of its acquisition. During registration of weapon, the permission for keeping and use of this weapon for the term of five years shall be issued on the basis of documents, confirming the legality of acquisition of the weapon.
      The form for permission and procedure for extension of its validity term shall be determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Heads of organizations (legal entities with special statutory goals) shall transfer weapon to regular employees for the period of fulfilling their functions. Weapon shall be issued after the relevant training of workers. These workers shall be obliged to conduct periodical verification for suitability to the actions in conditions, linked with using firearms, and have permission of bodies of internal affairs for keeping and bearing of service weapon.
      4. Content of the training program and procedure for conduct of verification shall be determined by the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon.
      Footnote. Article 14 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 22.02.2002 No. 297; dated 27.07.2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 29.12.2010 No. 372-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011).

Article 15. Right to acquisition of weapon by the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan

      1. Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, attained the age of 18 years shall have the right to acquisition of non-military weapon after obtaining permission to acquisition of particular type of weapon in the bodies of internal affairs at the place of residence.
      Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, attained the age of 16 years shall have the right to acquisition, keeping, bearing and use of missile weapon (bows and arbalests) for sports purposes.
      Warning weapon, mechanical sprays, aerosolized and other devices, charged with lachrymatory or irritating agents, pneumatic weapon with muzzle energy no more than 7,5 J and bore up to 4,5 mm included shall not be subject to registration, and citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall have the right to acquire them from legal entities-suppliers without receipt of permission.
      Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall have the right to acquire the firing smoothbore long barreled weapon, mentioned in subparagraph 1) of Article 5 of this Law, for the purpose of self-defence without the right of bearing according to permissions, issued by the bodies of internal affairs at the place of residence without existence of hunting certificate.
      Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall have the right to acquire the firing smoothbore long barreled weapon and hunting pneumatic weapon with the right of keeping and bearing that have the hunting certificate.
      Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, owning hunting firing smoothbore long barreled weapon shall have the right to acquire the hunting firearms with rifle barrel no less than three years, bring granted by the right of hunting in established manner.
      Total quantity of weapon, acquired by the citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall not exceed:
      1) hunting firearms: with rifle barrel – five units; smoothbore – five units;
      2) self-defence weapon – two units, including firing smoothbore long barreled weapon or gas guns, revolvers or electric weapon.
      These restrictions shall not apply to the weapon, being the object of collecting.
      Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall have the right to acquire gas guns and revolvers, electric weapon for the purpose of self-defence with the right of keeping and bearing according to permissions, issued by the bodies of internal affairs.
      2. Firing long barreled weapon, hunting pneumatic weapon, missile weapon (bows and arbalest), electric weapon, as well as gas guns and revolvers, acquired by the citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be subject to registration in the bodies of internal affairs at the place of residence within the term of a week from the date of acquisition.
      During registering firing smoothbore long barreled self-defence weapon, the citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be issued by permission for keeping such weapon within the term of five years by the body of internal affairs at the place of residence, and upon registering the hunting and sports weapon, gas guns and revolvers, missile weapon (bows and arbalest), electric weapon – the permission for its keeping and bearing. Permission shall be issued and extended for the term of five years. The form of permission and procedure for extension of the term of its validity shall be determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. For receipt of permission for acquisition of weapon, the citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be obliged to present the standard type application, medical opinion on absence of contraindications to own the weapon to the bodies of internal affairs at the place of residence, established by the authorized body in the field of health care service, and the document, confirming the citizenship of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      4. Persons for the first time acquired firing smoothbore self-defence weapon, gas guns and revolvers, missile weapon (bows and arbalest), electric weapon, with the exception of persons, having the permission for keeping or keeping and bearing of weapon, shall be obliged to pass inspection of knowing the rules of safe weapon handling in organizations, authorized by such right by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the place of residence, through the program, prepared by the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon.
      5. The state duty shall be collected for the issuance of permissions for acquisition, keeping or keeping and bearing, transporting, as well as of conclusions on import in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it in accordance with the tax legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      6. Civil servants of the Armed Forces, other forces and military formations, employees of the special state and law enforcement bodies, with the exception of the bodies of state firefighting service, having special ranks and class ranks, shall receive permission for acquisition of non-military weapon without presentation of medical opinion on the absence of contraindications to own the weapon.
      Footnote. Article 15 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 22.02.2002 No. 297; dated 13.12.2004 No. 11 (shall be enforced from 01.01.2005); dated 27.07.2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 29.12.2010 No. 372-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 21.06.2013 No. 107-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2014); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Article 16. Rights and obligations of weapon owners

      1. Weapon owners shall have the right to:
      1) ownership on the weapon and ammunition to it, acquired in established manner;
      2) receipt of compensation for the cost of weapon in case of withdrawal or its voluntary surrender in the manner, established by the Law;
      3) sell, give, inherit or transfer the weapon in temporary use in the manner, determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      4) keeping and bearing of cold weapon upon existence of permission for the right of keeping and bearing of the firearms.
      2. Weapon owners shall be obliged to:
      1) register and reregister own available weapon in the bodies of internal affairs, with the exception of listed weapon in item 3 of paragraph 1 of Article 15;
      2) comply with established order of transporting the weapon and ammunition to it;
      3) ensure preservation of the weapon and ammunition to it;
      4) ensure unimpeded access of employees of the bodies of internal affairs to the territory of controlled objects and to the places of keeping the weapon, present them necessary documents for familiarization in accordance with the legislation;
      5) in case of death of the owner of non-military weapon, the family members shall be obliged to reregister this weapon or surrender it to commission trade within one month;
      6) deregister the weapon from the bodies of internal affairs upon change of the place of residence and register it respectively within ten days term at the new permanent place of residence, and notify the territorial body of internal affairs about this within five days term, upon change of the place of residence within the boundaries of one district or city that doesn’t have the district separation.
      Footnote. Article 16 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2010 No. 372-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011).

Article 17. Rights and obligations of weapon users

      1. Weapon users shall have the right to:
      1) keep, keep and bear the weapon in accordance with the right, granted to them;
      2) use the weapon in cases and in the manner, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. Weapon users shall be obliged to:
      1) use weapon in accordance with designated purpose;
      2) comply with established order of transporting the weapon and ammunition to it;
      3) ensure preservation of weapon and ammunition to it, being in use;
      4) comply with safety requirements during use of weapon and ammunition to it.
      3. Weapon users – legal entities shall be obliged to ensure unimpeded access of the employees of bodies of internal affairs in the territory of controlled objects and in the places of keeping of the weapon, present them necessary information for familiarization in accordance with the legislation.
      4. Weapon users – individuals shall be obliged to present available weapon, ammunition to it and places of their keeping, as well as necessary documents for the purpose of control of compliance with the rules of handling with them upon request of the employees of bodies of internal affairs for inspection, in accordance with the legislation.
      Footnote. Article 17 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29 December 2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 18. Right of using weapon

      1. Persons, having permission for keeping, keeping and bearing particular type of weapon for protection of life, health and property shall have the right to use it in cases of necessary defence, extreme necessity and upon detention of a person, committed the crime.
      2. Employees of organizations with special statutory goals shall have the right to use weapon during performance of the tasks imposed on them by the legislation on protection of nature, natural resources, property, delivery of correspondence and special mail items, protection of life and health of people and for self-defence.
      3. Use of weapon shall be preceded the well-sounded warning about this, against which it would be used.
      4. Use of weapon in respect of women, persons with visible signs of disability, minors, when their age is known or is obvious, except for the cases of commission of group and (or) armed attack (act of force) by them.
      5. In all cases of using weapon, it is necessary to take measures for safety ensuring of surrounding citizens, rendering of emergency medical care to injured persons, inform the bodies of internal affairs and prosecution bodies.
      6. Rules of hunting with use of firearms, as well as the rules of using weapon during sports activity and in for educational purposes shall be determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 18 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 19 is provided to be in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after the date of its first official publication).

Article 19. Refusal in issuing permissions and their annulling

      Permissions for keeping or keeping and bearing of weapon shall be not be issued by the bodies of internal affairs, and issued permissions shall be annulled in the cases of:
      1) voluntarily refusal from permissions or death of the weapon owner;
      2) commission of administrative infraction repeatedly encroaching on public order or established control procedures within one year;
      2-1) commission of administrative infractions, provided by Articles 79-1, 79-5 and 355-1 of the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on administrative infractions;
      3) occurrence of circumstances, provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, excluding the possibility of receiving the permissions;
      4) structural refurnishment of non-military or service weapon by the owner, entailed the change of ballistic and other technical specifications of mentioned weapon;
      5) if a person:
      didn’t present the medical opinion on the absence of contraindications to own weapon;
      has outstanding and unexpunged conviction in the manner, established by the Law for commission of intended crime; doesn’t have permanent place of residence; doesn’t have appropriate conditions for keeping weapon (lock box or metal cabinet or another structure, excluding the access of the unauthorized persons to weapon is absent);
      didn’t present the documents, confirming the pass of inspection of knowing the rules of safe weapon handling;
      is registered in bodies of internal affairs and (or) national security in the line of struggle with extremism, terrorism or organized criminality;
      6) non-conformity of non-military and service weapon with technical regulations in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, as well as criminalistics requirements.
      In case of bringing a person to criminal responsibility, the permission shall be temporary withdrawn until adoption of decision by court. Adoption of decision on annulling the permission on the grounds, provided by this Law (with the exception of item five of paragraph 5) of the first part of this Article) shall be preceded by preliminary written warning of the owner of permission by the body of internal affairs issued the permission. Warning shall include which rules are violated or not fulfilled, and the term for elimination of committed violations shall be assigned.
      Decision on annulling permission may be appealed in court.
      In case of annulling permission, the repeated application for its receipt shall be possible upon expiry of three years from the date of its annulling. In case of voluntarily refuse from permission, the terms for repeated application for its receipt shall not be established.
      Footnote. Article 19 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 27.07.2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 29.04.2010 No. 272-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 29.12.2010 No. 372-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 20 is provided to be amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months from the date of its first official publication).

Article 20. Withdrawal of weapon and ammunition to it

      Withdrawal of weapon and ammunition to it shall be carried out by:
      1) bodies of internal affairs in cases of:
      absence of licenses to development, manufacturing and repair of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, trade in them, acquisition, collecting or exposing, as well as permissions for keeping or keeping and bearing of weapon;
      deprivation of mentioned licenses and permissions in established manner;
      violation of safety requirements, rules of transferring, acquisition, collecting, exposing, registration, recording, keeping, bearing, transporting and use of weapon, established by this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan before adoption of conclusive decision by legal entities or individuals in the manner, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      death of weapon owner before solving the question of inheritance of property;
      2) bodies, carrying out the state supervision of compliance with the rules of hunting, fishing, preservation of nature and natural resources, in cases of suppression of violations of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on environmental protection within their competence with the following transfer of weapon to the bodies of internal affairs;
      3) customs bodies in the cases, provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the relevant transfer of weapon in the bodies of internal affairs;
      4) in other cases, provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the following transfer of weapon in the bodies of internal affairs.
      Honorary weapon shall be withdrawn from citizens by the bodies of internal affairs for committed violations of the rules of keeping, transporting and use in accordance with current legislation.
      Procedure for withdrawing weapon and ammunition to it shall be determined by the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon.
      Withdrawn, voluntary surrendered, as well as confiscated non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, technically suitable for operation, shall be subject to utilization or sale through legal entities, having the license for trade in non-military and service weapon in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 20 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29 December 2006, No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 12 January 2007 No. 222 (shall be enforced upon expiry of 6 months from the date of its official publication); dated 10.01.2011 No. 383-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 21.06.2013 No. 107-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of thirty calendar days after its first official publication); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Chapter 5. Turnover of particular types of weapon

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 21 is provided to be amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after the date of its official publication).

Article 21. Manufacturing of weapon and ammunition to it

      Manufacturing of weapon, its main parts, assembly, refurnishment or repair of weapon for the purpose of return of its lost casualty-producing properties, as well as ammunition to it shall be subject to licensing in accordance with current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on licensing.
      Legal entities, manufacturing weapon and ammunition to it shall ensure industrial safety, its control, appropriate quality of manufactured production, its recording and preservation.
      Each unity of produced weapon, with the exception of mechanical sprays, aerosolized and other tolls, charged with lachrymatory or irritating agents, shall have individual number.
      Military hand-held small arms weapon and ammunition to it, with the exception of development prototypes, shall be produced only for supply of Armed Forces, other forces and military formations, special state and law enforcement bodies, as well as for supply in other states in the manner, established by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 21 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 12 January 2007 No. 222 (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months from the date of its official publication); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Article 22. Trade in non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it

      1. Trade in non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be carried out by organizations, received the licenses to this type of activity in the manner, established by the legislation. License for trade in non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be issued by the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon only to organizations, special established for these purposes.
      2. Organizations, carrying out trade in weapon and ammunition to it shall be obliged to:
      1) have a conformity certificate for selling weapon;
      2) ensure recording of acquired and selling weapon, as well as keeping of accounting records within 10 years;
      3) require presentation of the license for acquisition of this type of weapon from a customer (legal entity), with the exception of weapon, on acquisition of which the license is not required;
      4) register selling non-military and service weapon, subject to registration in a license or permission of a customer, as well as hunting cold weapon – in hunting certificate;
      5) present details on sold service and non-military weapon and its customers on a monthly basis to the bodies of internal affairs in the manner, established by the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon;
      6) ensure safety and security of their keeping;
      7) present bullets and empty brasses, shot from the sold service and non-military weapon to the State bullet and shell casing repository;
      8) ensure knowledge of the legislation on turnover of weapon by personnel.
      3. Trade in weapon by legal entities and individuals that didn’t present permission for acquisition of this type of weapon, as well as sell weapon without number and stamp or ammunition without the conformity mark to requirements of technical regulations in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be prohibited.
      4. A legal entity, engaged in trade in non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall not have the right to carry out entrepreneurial activity, with the exception of activity on development, manufacturing, repair, acquisition, exposing, import and export of these types of weapon, acquisition, import, export and trade of trade in spare parts to it, sporting goods, hunting and fishing accessories, non-military pyrotechnic substances and products of household purpose with their applying, as well as on opening and functioning of shooting ranges, stands and musketry ranges.
      Legal entities, having licenses for trade in non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be prohibited to combine selling of weapon and other types of goods in one sales area, with the exception of sporting, hunting and fishing accessories and spare parts to this weapon.
      5. License for trade in non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall not grant the right of opening the branches of legal entities, established for trade in non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it.
      6. Legal entities, having licenses for trade in non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall have the right to acquire them from the subjects, mentioned in Article 12 of this Law.
      Footnote. Article 22 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29 December 2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 27 July 2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 23. Sale or transfer of weapon

      1. Subjects, having the right of acquisition of weapon in accordance with this Law may sell non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it that they have on the legally grounds to legal entities, having the licenses for the trade in non-military and service weapon, with preliminary notification of the bodies of internal affairs at the place of recording of weapon about this.
      2. Armed Forces, other forces and military formations, special state and law enforcement bodies, with the exception of bodies of the state firefighting service shall have the right to sell military hand-held firearms and cold weapon being in their arsenal in the manner, determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall have the right to alienate the weapon, being in their arsenal on a legal basis on the basis of right of ownership to legal entities, having a license for trade in non-military and service weapon or for collecting or exposing of the weapon, with preliminary notification of the bodies of internal affairs, issued permissions to them for keeping, keeping and bearing of the weapon, as well as to citizens, having permissions for acquisition of weapon, after reregistration of weapon in the bodies of internal affairs at the place of recording the weapon.
      4. Legal entities. Mentioned in subparagraphs 2)-8) of Article 12 of this Law may transfer non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it to the subjects, having a license for their acquisition upon reorganization or liquidation.
      Footnote. Article 23 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 27.07.2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 29.12.2010 No. 372-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Article 24. Awarding of weapon

      1. Honorary weapon is a weapon, received by the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the basis of Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, regulation of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan may receive honorary weapon on the basis of award documents of the heads of foreign states, heads and members of the governments of foreign states.
      Permission for keeping and bearing of honorary weapon by the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be issued by the authorized body in the scope of control of the turnover of weapon.
      The weapon may not be honorary enabling burst firing with the magazine (cylinder) capacity more than 10 ammunitions, as well as the weapon, prohibited for turnover by this Law in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. In case of death of the owner of honorary weapon, the mentioned weapon shall be surrendered to the bodies of internal affairs.
      3. Honorary weapon mat be transferred for keeping in museums after the relevant reregistration and refurnishment of the weapon by the bodies of internal affairs.

Article 25. Import of weapon and ammunition to it in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its export from the Republic of Kazakhstan

      1. Import of military hand-held small arms and cold weapon in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its export from the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be carried out in the manner, determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. Import of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan from the countries, not included to Custom Union, and their export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan in these countries, shall be carried out on the basis of a license, issued by the body, authorized by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as conclusion of the authorized body in the scope of turnover of weapon in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Transit of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be carried out on the basis of conclusion of the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Import of singular samples of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it, as well as their export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be performed on the basis of conclusions of the bodies of internal affairs in recognition of requirements of this Law.
      Footnote. Article 25 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.06.2013 No. 107-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of thirty calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 26. Acquisition of non-military weapon and ammunition to it, military hand-held small arms weapon and ammunition to it in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as their import in the Republic of Kazakhstan and export from the Republic of Kazakhstan by foreign persons

      1. Foreign persons, registered in the bodies of internal affairs in established manner for residence in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the term of no less than one year, shall have the right to acquisition of gas guns and revolvers in the Republic of Kazakhstan on general basis upon the applications of diplomatic representatives of the state, the citizens of which they are.
      Foreign persons, registered in the bodies of internal affairs in established manner for residence in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, shall acquire mechanical sprays, aerosolized and other tools, charged with lachrymatory or irritating agents, pneumatic weapon with muzzle energy no more than 7,5 J and bore up to 4,5 mm without receipt of permission.
      2. Foreign persons, arrived at the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan on tourist tickets, private and official business, and registered in the bodies of internal affairs in established manner for residence in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall have the right to acquire non-military weapon on general basis upon the applications of diplomatic representatives of the state, the citizens of which they are, upon condition of its exportation from the Republic of Kazakhstan within seven days from the date of its acquisition.
      3. Diplomatic and administrative and technical staff of embassies, accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be allowed to import, acquire and export non-military weapon in the cases and in the manner, established by interstate agreements. By this, the mentioned weapon shall be subject to registration compulsorily in the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon.
      4. Non-military weapon and ammunition to it may be imported by foreign persons in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan in existence of the contract for hunting or invitation for taking part in sporting events and on the basis of the relevant conclusion of the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon. Imported weapon shall be exported from the Republic of Kazakhstan within the terms, established by contract or invitation.
      5. Import of the military hand-held small arms weapon in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, their export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan by employees of foreign law enforcement bodies, special services and paramilitary organizations, arrived in the Republic of Kazakhstan according to invitation or due to performance of their official duties, shall be carried out in accordance with the conclusion of the heads of the relevant bodies in the manner, determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      6. Weapon, imported in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be used in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      7. Violation of terms of exporting weapon and ammunition to it by foreign persons from the Republic of Kazakhstan shall entail its withdrawal till solving the question in the manner, established by the Law.
      8. The state duty shall be collected for issuance of conclusion on import of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and their export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the tax legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      9. The right of granting or selling their imported non-military weapon shall be preserved for foreign persons in the manner, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 26 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.12.2004 No. 11 (shall be enforced from 01.01.2005); dated 27.07.2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 21.06.2013 No. 107-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2014); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Article 27. Keeping, bearing, transportation, collecting, exposing and destruction of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it

      Footnote. Title of Article 27 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.06.2013 No. 107-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of thirty calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Keeping of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be permitted to legal entities and individuals, received permission for keeping, keeping and bearing of weapon in the bodies of internal affairs.
      2. Keeping and use of firearms, found by them or transferred to them with the violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be prohibited for legal entities and individuals that are not owners of these firearms. This weapon shall be subject to immediate surrender in the bodies of internal affairs.
      3. Legal entities and individuals, having the relevant licenses of the bodies of internal affairs shall have the right to engage in collecting and exposing of non-military and service weapon in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      4. Procedure for recording, keeping, bearing, transporting, collecting, exposing and destruction of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be determined by the authorized body in the scope of control of turnover of weapon.
      Footnote. Article 27 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 21.06.2013 No. 107-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of thirty calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 6. Powers of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, bodies of internal affairs in the scope of turnover of weapon

Article 28. Competence of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the scope of turnover of weapon

      Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the scope of turnover of weapon shall:
      1) establish procedure for turnover of weapon and ammunition to it;
      2) (is excluded – dated 12 January 2007 No. 222)
      3) establish the procedure for state control of turnover of weapon in the whole territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      4) determine procedure for development, production and maintenance of the State cadastre of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it;
      5) establish procedure for formation of the State bullet and shell casing repository;
      6) determine procedure for organization of initial preparation of owners and users of weapon;
      7) (is excluded – dated 12 January 2007 No. 222)
      8) (is excluded);
      9) approve technical regulations in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it;
      10) approve criminalistics requirements and methods of testing non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it;
      11) establish procedure for voluntary compensated surrender of illegally kept firearms, ammunition and explosive substances by citizens;
      12) perform other functions, assigned on it by the Constitution, Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 28 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13 December 2004, No. 11 (shall be enforced from 1 January 2005); dated 20 December 2004, No. 13 (shall be enforced from 1 January 2005); dated 29 December 2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 12 January 2007 No. 222 (shall be enforced upon expiry of 6 months from the date of its official publication); dated 27 July 2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011).

Article 29. Competence of the bodies of internal affairs in the scope of turnover of non-military and service weapon

      1. The authorized person in the scope of control of turnover of weapon shall:
      1) develop unified rules of the state control of turnover of non-military and service weapon in the whole territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and prepare the programs for organizations, conducting knowledge assessment of rules of safe weapon handling;
      2) organize and carry out the state control of turnover of non-military and service weapon;
      3) issue the licenses for:
      the right of development, manufacturing, repair, trade, acquisition, collecting, exposing of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it;
      right of development, manufacturing, trade, use, acquisition of non-military pyrotechnical substances and products with their use;
      right of acquisition (receipt) of service weapon to state bodies for its transfer to politic state employees, having the right to acquire (receive) service weapon in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as permits for the right of keeping, keeping and bearing of weapon to the mentioned persons;
      4) issue conclusions on import of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, their export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as transit through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      4-1) issue directions to commission sale of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it in the manner, established by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      5) (is excluded)
      6) develop and approve the Cadastre of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it;
      7) develop technical regulations in the scope of turnover of civil and service weapon and ammunition to it;
      8) develop criminalistics requirements and methods of testing non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it;
      9) carry out other powers, provided by this Law, other Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      2. Powers of territorial bodies of internal affairs and on the transport, carrying out control of turnover of non-military and service weapon shall be determined by this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, regulating turnover of weapon.
      Footnote. Article 29 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 22 February 2002, No. 297; dated 20 December 2004, No. 13 (shall be enforced from 1 January 2005); dated 29 December 2006 No. 09 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 12 January 2007 No. 222 (shall be enforced upon expiry of 6 months from the date if its official publication); dated 27 July 2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from 30.01.2012); dated 21.06.2013 No. 107-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of thirty calendar days after its first official publication); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Chapter 7. Final provisions

Article 30. State control of turnover of weapon

      State control of turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it shall be carried out by the bodies of internal affairs in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      State control of turnover of weapon, available in arsenal of the Armed Forces, other forces and military formations, special state and law enforcement bodies shall be carried out by the heads of mentioned bodies in the manner, determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Civil servants of bodies, authorized to carry out the state control of turnover of non-military and service weapon shall have the right to:
      1) perform inspection of weapon at the places of its development, manufacturing, repair, trade, collecting, exposing, keeping use and destruction;
      2) withdraw and destroy weapon, prohibited for turnover in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan without compensation in established manner, with the exception of weapon, acquired before enforcement of this Law and being lawfully in ownership of the owners;
      3) require presentation of documents, linked with turnover of non-military and service weapon and ammunition to it from legal entities and individuals;
      4) give prescriptions subject to compulsory fulfillment to legal entities and individuals upon detection of violations of established rules on elimination of these violations;
      5) take other measures, provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 30 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 27 July 2007 No. 318 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 23.04.2014 No. 200-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Article 31. Supervision of applying the Laws and other regulatory legal acts on state control of turnover of weapon

      Supreme supervision of precise and uniform application of this Law and other regulatory legal acts on state control of turnover of weapon shall be carried out by the prosecution bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 32. Responsibility for violation of the legislation in the scope of state control of turnover of particular types of weapon

      Legal entities and individuals shall bear responsibility for violation of the legislation in the scope of state control of turnover of particular types of weapon in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 32 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29 December 2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 33. Bringing of regulatory legal acts to conformity with this Law

      Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, being in force as from the date of enforcement of this Law shall be applied in the part, not inconsistent with it, and shall be brought to conformity with it within three months from the date of its enforcement.

      The President
      of the Republic of Kazakhstan