Shooting in Russian school: Putin orders to restrict civilian circulation of firearms

Source : 112 Ukraine

Nine people deceased in the attack
20:13, 11 May 2021

President of the Russian Federation

Russian leader Vladimir Putin instructed Viktor Zolotov, the head of the Russian Guard, to update the bill in the civilian circulation of firearms, restricting the list of these weapons. Putin's press secretary Dmitriy Peskov reported that as quoted by Meduza outlet.

According to Peskov, President of the Russian Federation listened to the report of the FSB, Federal Security Service, on the shooting that took place in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan, central Russia on May 11. After that, he charged Zolotov to udpate the document, "considering the particular kind of firearm used by the shooter".

Putin's press secretary explained that sometimes, firearms may be registered as hunting weapons while still used as assault rifles in certain countries. 

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Earlier on May 11, two teenagers opened fire in the school No.175 in Kazan, Tatarstan, central Russia. One of the attackers was killed, and the other one detained by the FSB. The attack claimed lives of nine people. May 12 will become the day of mourning in the republic.

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