The Bombay High Court observed that a license to carry a firearm is not a privilege enjoyed by an individual but rather a decision made by government officials based on a perceived threat that must be proven.
A license for weapons cannot be issued based solely on a perception of a threat; rather, the threat must be demonstrated to the court, Justice Gadkari noted.
“You will have to point out the threat perception based on which you are seeking arms license. What you are asking for is ultimately a license, it is not a right,” the judge said.
Justice Gadkari emphasized that the threat must be established in court and that a license for arms cannot be issued based solely on the perception of a threat.