Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the head of the National Guard, Viktor Zolotov, to promptly develop a new regulation on the types of weapons allowed for civilian circulation. This, as reported by “Interfax”, said on Tuesday the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“A separate instruction was given to Zolotov to urgently work out a new regulation on the types of weapons that can be in civilian circulation and may be in the hands of the population,” he said.
According to Peskov, this order was given “taking into account the type of small arms used by the shooter” in Kazan.
“The fact is that sometimes types of small arms are registered as hunting weapons, which in some countries are used as assault rifles and so on. This, too, will be urgently worked out by the Russian Guard, ”Peskov explained.
The attack on school No. 175 in the capital of Tatarstan claimed the lives of seven children, said the head of the region, Rustam Minnikhanov.
Another 16 people were injured, six are in intensive care in critical condition.
Sources of “Interfax” and RIA Novosti reported 11 dead.
In 2020, 6.6 million weapons were registered in Russia, which are owned by 3.9 million people. Every year the number of civilian weapons increases by 5%, or about 30 thousand firing units.
Every year, about 5 thousand crimes a year are committed with the use of firearms, of which only 500-600 are registered weapons.