Deputies are working on toughening up the sentences for illegal possession of weapons. Congress has approved one of the proposed amendments to the Weapons Law in the first debate.
Project 20508 is a reform that creates penalties for those who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon.
The legal reform in question also eliminates community service as punishment for those who own or carry a weapon without having registered it. It replaces this with a mandatory prison sentence.
Those who carry a normally legal weapon without permission will spend 2 to 4 years in prison. The minimum sentence for a weapon that is not legal will be set at 4 years. Currently it is 2.
Semiautomatic weapons of any caliber and those of military origin are only allowed to be used by police and private security companies.