Russian citizens own more than seven million units of weaponry, including 150,000 units of small arms. As many as 4.5 million Russians own licenses for weapons, First Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian National Guard, Colonel-General Sergei Melikov said.
Service weapons accounts for only 94,000 units of the above-mentioned amount (plus 3,000 units of cold steel arms).
"As you can see, people have a lot of weapons, so one must establish strict control over it," the official said.
As of the end of 2016, Russians had received more than 550,000 licenses for weapons.
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