MP speaks in favor of legalizing firearms in Ukraine.

Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, MP Oleksandr Zavitnevych has openly spoken in support of easing civilians' access to firearms – something the Ukrainian government has constantly opposed throughout the years of independence.

"I'll say this: as a former military, I support this [legalization of weapons for civilians]. But we need to develop the right type of gun control system," Zavitnevych told RBC-Ukraine.

He recalled that the use of weapons is a "very responsible" thing.

"There are many supporters and opponents of the idea here. By the way, I'm a hunter, I have a rifle, and I clearly follow all the rules for its storage and use. I support legalization of short-barrel weapons ," the official said.

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