Weapons And Explosives Changes To Possession - Full Text Of The Norm

Original Language Title: ARMAS Y EXPLOSIVOS MODIFICACIONES A TENENCIA - Texto completo de la norma

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Decree 64/95

Amendment of Decree No. 395/75 regulating Act No. 20.429.

Bs. As., 17/1/95

VISTO is informed by the National Director of the NATIONAL ARMS REGISTRATION, as proposed by the Minister of Defence, and


That with the intervention of the NATIONAL REGISTR OF ARMAS, a record was made linked to the problem of the shoulder weapons of a thorny clasphid war, and whose shooting system is semiautomatic.

This classification includes semi-automatic rifles and rifles of eminently sporting characteristics, together with the so-called assault rifles, sub-fusiles and in general, similar guns or semi-automatic guns.

That much of this type of material responds to a very modern design, derived from automatic military weapons, whose treatment could not be taken into account when the regulations issued by Decree 395/75 of 20 February 1975 were made of the National Arms and Explosives Act 20.429.

It is therefore appropriate to adapt the provisions of the Decree to the new needs, following the opinion in that regard of the different security forces and the most modern doctrine of comparative law.

Such cases of exception should also be considered when the materials respond to proven sporting uses or other valid reasons.

It is necessary to have a fluid method in the implementation of the precautions to be met by users, in the registration of firearms and according to their legal categorization.

That the present is given in accordance with the powers granted by article 99, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the NATIONAL CONSTITUTION.




Article 1 -- Prohibit legitimate firearm users from acquiring and holding semi-automatic weapons fed with remover chargers and place similar rifles, rifles or assault sub-machine guns derived from weapons of military use higher than .22 LR.

Art. 2o -- For the purposes set out in the previous article, replace paragraph 1 of subparagraph (1) EXCLUDING USE ARMS FOR ARMED INSTITUTIONS, Article 4 of Decree 395/75, by the following:

"The non-standards, automatic laptops, launchers and semi-automatic weapons fed with remover chargers and put similar rifles, rifles or sub-machine guns from weapons of military use superior to .22 LR, except for those expressly determined by the DEFENSA MINISTERIO.

Art. 3o -- Where there are substantial grounds for justification, the DEFENSA MIINSTERY, on the proposal of the NATIONAL REGISTRATION OF ARMAS, may authorize legitimate users of weapons of Conditional Civil Use, the possession of semiautomatic weapons fed with removers and put similitudes of rifles, rifles or sub-machine guns derived from weapons of military use superior to .22 LR

Art. 4o -- The users of conditional civil-use weapons duly registered to the NATIONAL REGISTRATION OF ARMAS, who at the time of the present time have granted possession on materials of those expressed in the previous article, shall be held for legitimate holders while the same remains in their possession.

Art. 5o -- The MIINSTERY OF DEFENSA, through its implementing agency, the NATIONAL REGISTRATION OF ARMAS, shall fix the registers that the LegĂ­timos Users must comply with according to their category and the type of material whose registration is requested, respecting the corresponding legal classification, whether of Civil Use or of Civil Use.

Art. 6th -- Contact, post, give to the National Directorate of the Official Register and archévese.-- MENEM.-- Oscar H. Camillion.