AFTER THE ATTACKS IN FRANCE EC WANTS RESTRICTIONS ON LICIT ACCESS TO WEAPONS The European Commission DG Home wants to propose a semiautomatic ban for EU individuals, which look similar to military ones. This EC also wants stricter rules for arms control. Proposals for a new law or amendment to the Directive on firearms will be presented on Wednesday – the author learned from Union source PAP. Initially the amendment was planned for next year, but the European Commission DG Home analyzing over the weekend the possible reactions to the Paris bombings recognized the need to accelerate the project.
What do they want?
“Individuals will not be able to buy certain types of Kalashnikov – even when the law only allows the civilian semiautomatical version”
Full auto AKs were used in both attacks in Paris and they were more than likely smuggled from Eastern Europe. But let’s ban the ones that are not only semi autos, but hard to buy because all the gun control that is already in place. Yup, that makes sense.
“The Commission also proposes a ban for buying weapons and ammunition through the internet.”
There are a couple of European websites dedicated to gun sales, but nothing in the scale of Gunbroker and they have to follow the tortuous EU arms Directives 91/477 / EEC and 93/15 / EEC and then their own country’s particular legal crap. I am thinking the terrorists are not gonna go there for even ammo.
” It also wants across the EU the same rules for marking weapons so that EC could effectively “follow” these guns, even if they change the owner. “
As far as I know, guns over there must have a visible serial number such as here. I am betting this is standard EU standardization BS that has been the bane for all European products. Same as some ignorant bureaucrat in Brussels telling century’s old cheese makers how to make cheese and 14 years to figure out the standard for breakfast jelly.
“The Commission wants all national registers of weapons combined in a huge pan-European database.”
I give it to them, they are ballsy and aim high.
“The EC also wants further to restrict the ownership of deactivated weapons which could easily be converted to reactivated weapons.”
And after that, pictures of guns must be registered and kept in a safe location in a gun club somewhere.
And in case you have not figured it out, this is the outcome of the Small Arms Treaty the UN was so gushy about. I am going to predict they will be successful and make things easier for both the terrorists and the governments wanting even more power over their subjects.
But they are willing to let themselves be killed to prove the point that they are morally superior.