Firearm Administration and Control Proclamation No. 1177-2020.

 

PROCLAMATION No.1177-2020

A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR FIREARM ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

RECOGNIZING, that firearm control is necessary to maintain peace and security of the country and the public and is necessary to ensure rights and security of citizens and people;

WHEREAS, it has been found necessary to make firearms in the hands of individuals could be utilized to maintain the peace and security of the community;

WHERE As, it has become necessary to determine in a detailed legislation gaps not covered by existing laws and practices and create consistent system;

WHERE AS, it has been found necessary, to enforce international agreements concerning illicit firearm control ratified by our country and to lay down system in order to conduct international cooperation;

WHERE AS, recognizing that, under Article 51(21) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is stipulated that the federal government enacts law on the possession and bearing of arms;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(2)(h) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

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