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Firearms Management: Long-due system launched

To prevent illegal legal use of legal arms, the government has taken steps to make arms sales and licensing procedures part of an automated system. On March 22, the Special Branch of Police created a software called Firearms Management System. This software allows authorities to verify legality of firearms online in just a few clicks. After a directive from the home ministry in November 2018, the SB created the software. This came after a DC deputy commissioner (DC) called on the government to implement an automation system at a DC level conference that year. According to Abdus Salam (special superintendent of SB), police officers used to manually keep firearms license and inspection records. This software tracks every legal firearm and bullet. We can easily check a serial number to see if someone is trying to use an illegal weapon. He added that it would reduce illegal firearms use. People who wish to carry a rifle, shotgun, or other weapons must apply to the DC in writing. The DC the