Petition on legalizing possession of firearms gains 25,000 signatures

13:51, 04 September 2015
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A petition on legalizing possession of firearms has gained 25,000 signatures and was submitted to the Presidential Administration, according to Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda.

Petition to President Poroshenko on legalizing gun posession gains 25,000 signatures / Photo from UNIAN

"It is necessary to supplement Article 27 of the Constitution of Ukraine with Part 4 as follows: "Every citizen of Ukraine has the right to free possession of firearms to protect his life and health, housing and property, life and health of other people, constitutional rights and freedoms in case of usurpation of power, attacks on constitutional order, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," the petition says.

The petition was submitted by Ukrainian Gun Owners Association titled "To legally approve the right of Ukrainian citizens on protection."

Read alsoPoroshenko: Russia to blame for violence near RadaAs UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree that approved the procedure for the consideration of e-petitions, addressed to the President of Ukraine, and launched the website for signing such petitions.

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