Deterrent measures to prevent the spread of unlicensed weapons in Kirkuk
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During a symposium organized by the Kirkuk Police Directorate, Nahda Ali reviewed the objectives of the national campaign to regulate the use of weapons and restrict them to the state, and how to possess weapons by citizens in accordance with controls set by the Ministry of Interior, as well as taking deterrent measures against violators.
The official of the Arms Control and Regulation Division in the Directorate, Major Muhammad Qadir, said during the symposium attended by Al-Sabah: The main reasons for the spread of weapons are due to the existence of a prevailing culture that tends towards armament, which is the result of the accumulations of the war with terrorism over the past years.
He pointed out that the presence of weapons outside the control of the state leads to cases of murder, destabilization of internal security, the spread of kidnapping, organized crime, revenge operations, the use of force instead of law, and other negative phenomena. Therefore, the Ministry of the Interior took deterrent measures, represented by the launch of the National Policy Program to regulate the possession of weapons, which is currently being implemented in stages, the first of which is awareness-raising. He urged citizens to hand over unlicensed weapons and open offices to register them in accordance with the law, and then the stage of receiving them, followed by the stage of inspection and confiscation.
He explained that the campaign aims to control the security services over parties that are not licensed to carry weapons, as well as to trade them fundamentally, strengthen civil culture in society, and extend security.
Edited by: Ali Mowafaq
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