Every Citizen who wishes to possess a fire arm may apply to the District Magistrate giving reasons for the possession of weapon.
The licensing authority for the grant of Fire Arm License is the District Magistrate of the concerned district. The license is granted in respect of the Fire Arm of the nonprohibited category to acquire and possess for self-protection by the citizen. The District Magistrate to whom the application is made has the power to issue the License restricting the validity could be extended to the State level by the District Magistrate. The power to extend the validity of the license to cover the whole co8ntry vests with the State Government.
After due verification of antecedents as well as the necessity to possess the firearm sought for, such license will be granted after collecting prescribed fee.
Those who possess Fire Arms, on expiry of the arms license have to immediately deposit the weapon possessed by them with the nearest Police Station or the Arms Dealer till their license is renewed.
In Case of death of the licensee, the next of kin should deposit the weapon for safe custody either with the nearest Police Station or with any licensed Arms Dealer. The next of kin of the license may claim the weapon after obtaining Arms License for himself.