Director-General for General Department for Weapons Investigation Major-General Faraj Al-Zuabi has requested holders of old weapons to visit the department to determine the fate of such weapons, reports a local daily. In his response to a query from the daily, Al-Zuabi said all sorts of weapons antique or modern should be handed over before the expiry period if the holder does not have a licence.
Al-Zuabi added, there are people who have antique guns in their homes and used them as kind of decoration. Such weapons, he said, should be handed over to the department particularly if they do not carry any serial number.
These weapons should be handed over to be licensed. He asserted in case the grace period of handing over the weapon expires, legal procedures will be taken against even the holder of antique weapon and the violator will be referred to the Public Prosecution to determine the penalty which could even be imprisonment.