Tbilisi, Georgia, Sept. 5
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili instructed the interior and justice ministers to draft legislative changes and tighten rules on carrying firearms as soon as possible.
The Georgian PM said at a government meeting on Sept. 5 that when he was serving as the minister of interior, the rules for carrying knives and similar edged weapons were tightened.
Garibashvili believes that all the talk about the worsening of crime situation in the country is "a targeted artificial campaign" and stated that the crime situation is "absolutely stable".
He said the government is doing everything possible to maximize control over the crime situation.
"I'd like to express my condolences to all those families who lost their loved ones, but there is crime in all civilized and more developed countries," Garibashvili said.
"These are our opponents' helpless efforts to present the situation as if the state allegedly can not or does not want to deal with crime effectively. They try to convince the public that the crime situation has become even worse," he added.