Lawmakers discuss revisions to security guard, weapon management laws

Saturday, 25/05/2024 08:45
The 15th National Assembly held group discussions on the proposed revisions to the Law on Security Guard Force and the Law on the Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Supporting Tools during the ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on May 24.
At a group discussion (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the event, President To Lam said the world leaders hold Vietnamese guard force in high regard. The proposed amendments aim to refine the existing law and ensure it aligns with current practical needs.

He urged the drafting body to continue perfecting the bill before submitting it to the legislature for approval.

Deputy Le Nhat Thanh from Hanoi proposed to list highly lethal knives in the group of rudimentary weapons, when used for the purpose of harming human life and health.

He cited a report by the Ministry of Public Security, revealing that over 16,000 cases involving roughly 26,000 individuals using knives and similar instruments for criminal activities were apprehended nationwide over the past five years.

Deputy Nguyen Van Thuan from Can Tho city said it is necessary to include highly lethal knives in the category of rudimentary weapons. He pointed out that these dangerous blades, produced and sold by businesses and individuals, lack sufficient government control. The easy purchase or self-manufacturing of such knives poses a significant threat to public safety and security.

Vice Chairman of the NA Committee for National Defence and Security Nguyen Minh Duc emphasised the need for further research to define the concept of "weapons" more precisely. This refined definition, he argued, would allow for a more accurate categorisation encompassing all weapons capable of endangering human life./.
CPV (Source: VNA)