Did Stalin use gun control laws when he was in control of Russia?

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Did Stalin use gun control laws when he was in control of Russia?

Answer:

Yes, Stalin used the Soviet secret police, the NKVD, to strictly control gun ownership in the Soviet Union as he was aware of the risk of a popular uprising. Most guns were confiscated under the collectivization programs of the 1920s and 30s when large amounts of peasants were relocated to collective farms and the majority of their possessions were taken by the government. Peasants who lived in remote rural areas were still allowed to keep hunting rifles for protection against animals and for hunting, but firearms were strictly prohibited in urban and agricultural areas.