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The European Commission on Wednesday adopted a package of measures to strengthen control of firearms across the European Union(EU).
The measures will help prevent terrorists from accessing weapons in the EU, better track legally held firearms and increase cooperation between member states, it said in a statement.
The package of measures includes a revision of the firearms directive to tighten controls on the acquisition and possession of firearms, which need to be approved by the European Parliament and European Council.
An implementing regulation on common minimum standards for deactivation of firearms is included in the package, which sets out common and strict criteria on the way member states must deactivate weapons.
"Today's proposal will help us tackle the threat of weapons falling into the hands of terrorists. We are proposing stricter controls on sale and registration of firearms, and stronger rules to irrevocably deactivate weapons," said Juncker.
And while on average European citizens are less weaponized than the US (except of course for the safest people in Europe, the Swiss, where 30% own guns ), just like that what little armaments can be obtained legally has been drastically reduced. As for whether this “Crack down” by Brussels bureaucrats will put even the tiniest dent in the procurement of weapons by ISIS, we have just one word: Chicago.
edit on 20-11-2015 by infolurker because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: NthOther
The attacks in Paris could not be a more plain example of how the right to bear arms cannot, and must not be infringed.
Parisians should be calling for their own 2nd Amendment (for whatever it's worth these days), but in all probability will believe the statist lies of the EU (and the UN) and go along with further degradation of France's almost non-existent personal defense rights.
I don't understand how people can be this stupid. Propaganda saturation simply doesn't explain it all. There is clearly some type of mental disorder at work here.
originally posted by: infolurker
And they think WE are crazy because we want (actually demand) to be able and legally defend ourselves from an armed criminal or other individual that would do us (and our families) harm, government and fools be damned.
I don't get it.
originally posted by: Maxatoria
a reply to: NthOther
Like its going to be fun in places that serve alcohol where 'you spilled my pint' doesn't end up in a bit of a face off but 5 people dead and 27 injured when you pull out two handguns and go all 'murican.
we drink more over in europe so drinking+guns aint going to be the right combo.
Could i imagine a bunch over here in the uk of chav's tanked up on cheap cider with weaponry ...... fecking hell if that happens i want m-60's with DU ammo
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
The first time the U.K is attacked by terrorists firing AK-47's, then people will start demanding the right to bear arms.
The trouble is if this were to be allowed, we have some very extreme views from both ends of the spectrum, it could end up a blood bath.