Emiratis Urged to Register Unlicensed Firearms

  • Publish date: Thursday، 27 January 2022
Emiratis Urged to Register Unlicensed Firearms

According to Mohammed Suhail Saeed Al Neyadi, director-general of Weapons and Hazardous Materials at the National Security, Emiratis who own unlicensed weapons are given the opportunity to register their firearms within three months to be exempted from legal accountability.

The campaign - headed by the Department of Weapons and Hazardous Materials at the National Security in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior (MoI) - was introduced during a Press conference at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Federal Decree Law No. (17) of 2019 Concerning Weapons, Ammunition, Explosives, Military Hardware and Hazardous Materials states all such items should be licensed and registered with the authorities concerned.

Owners can also dispose of unlicensed weapons or request that they be disabled, through a free electronic service on the MoI’s website www.moi.gov.ae and smart app (moiuae).

The initiative aims to help citizens legalise their ownership of any kind of weapon or ammunition and avoid legal consequences, provided that they register within the specified period,

More details about the campaign and the steps involved in registration can be found on the MoI website and on www.alderman.ae. Citizens may also follow the initiative’s Instagram page @Aldaraman.ae.

The MoI has designated the toll-free number 8005000 for citizens’ enquiries regarding the procedures for registration.

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