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Hunters voice concern over EC proposal to review Firearms Directive

Hunters voice concern over EC proposal to review Firearms DirectiveThe Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK), has voiced concern over a European Commission proposal to review the Firearms Directive.

“Yesterday, reacting to the tragic events in Paris of, the European Commission rushed a proposal to review the Firearms Directive. FACE supports the European Commission’s initiatives in the fight against terrorism and illegal practices.”

FACE, which is the European Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation, said that it nonetheless questions how the Commission’s proposal to further restrict the lawful possession of firearms by hunters and sports shooters would prevent terrorists from committing atrocities.

“Illegally manufactured and/or trafficked firearms are readily available from the black market within the EU or from outside its borders.”

The FKNK, a member of FACE, said that on behalf of its 10,000+ Members, “who in all probability legally possess the largest number of firearms locally, definitely from the semi-automatic category,” has in the meantime already voiced its concern with the Minister of Home Affairs and the Minister of Justice.

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#1 Comment By Asok Asus On November 21, 2015 @ 6:46 pm

Apparently, though, no need to tighten “bomb control”. Bombs must be already so well controlled that only terrorists are allowed to smuggle them in. Soon, with even stricter “gun control”, only criminals and terrorists will be allowed to have those as well. Obviously at that point everyone else will be safer.