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Gun Rights In India: A Myth?

Sushruta Mitra, Gujarat National Law University.*


Gun rights in India have always been relatively limited and the possession of firearms has been treated as a matter of privilege rather than a right. In this essay, legislations and judicial precedents with respect to possession of firearms have been assessed. The history of firearm legislation as well India’s colonial past play an important role in the views of India’s lawmakers as well as the Indian legal system, on this issue, today.


* Third Year Law Student pursuing B.B.A. L.L.B. from Gujarat National Law University.

Gun Rights In India- A Myth_
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Journal Details
Abbreviation: NLR 

ISSN:   2582-8479 (O)

Year of Starting: 2020

Place: New Delhi, India

Accessibility: Open Access

Peer Reviewer: Double Blind



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