The war on Mumbai has left the corporate sector of India angry; vulnerable sectors want to be armed. A meeting convened by the Karnataka government with industry heads led to strong demands from industry wanting to be allowed to purchase the best automatic weapons for their private security firms and a right to bear arms.
An automatic firearm is a firearm that fires, automatically extracts the used cartridge case from the barrel and ejects it, then loads a new case into the barrel; generally by harnessing the recoil of the cartridge's explosion. The term can be used to refer to semi-automatic firearms, which fire one shot per pull of the trigger, or fully automatic firearms, which will continue to load and fire ammunition until the trigger (or other activating device) is released or until the ammunition is exhausted. An "automatic pistol" or an "automatic shotgun" generally refers to a semi-automatic design, though fully-automatic pistols and shotguns do exist (such as the Steyr TMP and Daewoo USAS-12, respectively). Conversely, an "automatic rifle" generally refers to a fully automatic or hybrid semi-auto/full-auto design.
Fully automatic weapons tend to be restricted to military and police organizations in most developed countries due to their potential for damage if used on human targets by civilians. In the United States, machine guns registered after 1986 have been off the public market since the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986.
After that union defence minister of India proposed in the parliament an anti-defense act which was passed without any difficulty and obstruction in the parliament.