Illegal possession of weapons was severely punished. From March 1933, the manufacture, storage, purchase, sale of firearms (except hunting weapons) without proper authorization was punishable by imprisonment for up to five years. In 1935, a similar punishment was imposed for the storage of bladed weapons.
Therefore, it must be acknowledged that all bourgeois narratives about the USSR are ideologically suspect in the first instance, and must be carefully analysed for bias, disinformation and misinformation. The following information is researched entirely from Russian language academic sources.