New arms law coming? [Archives:2003/05/Local News]

February 4 2003

Yemen’s parliament is again discussing ways to control arms in the country.
On Jan. 29 during its ordinary session presided over by the deputy speaker Yahya Al Raai, MPs reviewed a draft proposal to amend the previous law on the carrying, trading and possession of arms.
The new draft bill will see a complete reorganization of the previous law in order to ensure tight control over arms and explosive in the possession of individuals.
According to the new bill, citizens will be allowed to possess machine guns and pistols only for legal defense purposes.