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The Defence Ministry has decided to issue air pistols instead of firearms to farmers and cultivators to protect their cultivations and poultry farms, reports say.

In its progress report, the ministry said more controls would be introduced in the issuance of firearms to civilians and that an environment of competition would be created among importers so as to bring down prices of air pistols.
 
Under the provisions of the Guns Ordinance, an air pistol is not considered a firearm.
 
During the year under review – up to July 30, 2011 – the ministry has reportedly issued 222 firearms to farmers and cultivators to protect their cultivations while 348 firearms had been approved the previous year.

Nine fire arms had also been approved during the first seven months of the year for the security of various individuals and property. (Kelum Bandara)


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  • susu Tuesday, 27 December 2011 02:49 AM

    now the police will have extra duties to investigate on the crimes or the torturings done by these air pistols bcz ppl are not much associated with air pistols

    Rosh Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:33 AM

    Give them some "Hulan Pompe" too !!

    Sam Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:53 AM

    What about to the political mafia? All the Silvas and their thugs? Air guns for them too?

    Atul Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:55 AM

    And T56 for politicians?? to protect from whom? the people???

    Atulul Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:57 AM

    AIR PISTOLS FOR FARMERS......... FIREARMS FOR POLITICIANS......

    Colombo Maraya Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:44 AM

    Why not we give air pistols to all politicians too. We have no terrorism and why would anyone kill a politician unless and otherwise they kill themselves like what they are doing now. I am sure we will hear more of these with the NYE party coming up. To save our politicians of self-extinction, we MUST give them ONLY air guns. Let us save our politicians for the future of our children by preventing their brains from tyring to kill each other.

    Lankikaya Tuesday, 27 December 2011 07:04 AM

    What about Air Pistols for Politicians' Body Guards too?

    Dinecg Wednesday, 28 December 2011 04:04 AM

    Politicos should be given water pistos and panadol!


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