Punjab Govt One More Step To Stop Terrorism. There are various contexts in which weapon possession is legal. Lawful uses of weapons by civilians commonly include hunting, sport, collection and self-preservation.
Some governments issue firearms licenses, and some countries have knife legislation detailing the contexts in which people are legally permitted to possess knives. For example, in Japan, any fixed knife containing a blade length of 15 cm or more requires permission from the prefectural public safety commission in order to possess.
Permission requirements also apply to any type of pocket knife over 6 cm (including Automatic Knives), spears over 15 cm in blade length, and bladed polearms. Police often are allowed to lawfully possess certain weaponry above what the populace is allowed to possess, though this varies by nation and jurisdiction