from townhall.com – Despite considerable policy differences on the old continent, one issue almost entirely unites Europeans: gun control. This is currently reflected through legislators, who, despite the apparent ineffectiveness of current gun regulation, continue to infringe on the right to bear arms.
The EU Commission in Brussels agreed on stricter gun laws last December, with EU interior ministers deciding on new measures despite several members, including the Czechs, voting against it. The new directive institutes a complete ban on semi-automatic firearms, tightens regulations on online purchases, and allows for an exchange of information about gun owners across the continent.
EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the following that the recent terrorist attacks on Europe’s people and values were coordinated across borders, and that therefore EU members must work together to resist these threats. He added that stricter controls on the registration of firearms are needed, in order to stop organized crime.
This directive will have an effect on national legislations of EU member states. The Czech Republic, a Central European country which is comparably fond of gun use, is on its way to introduce a constitutional amendment in order to secure citizens’ right to bear arms.
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Despite considerable policy differences on the old continent, one issue almost entirely unites Europeans: gun control.