EU Commissioner Pushes for Tougher, Unified European Gun Laws

EU Commissioner Pushes for Tougher, Unified European Gun Laws
Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem has said the EU can “no longer watch on without acting” as 1,000 Europeans are killed in gun violence each year. She is proposing unified, stricter rules for the whole bloc. Cecilia Malmstroem wrote a guest column for the Monday edition of the Frankfurter Rundschau daily, saying the EU must act to limit the number of deaths from gun violence. The EU’s home affairs commissioner wrote that one problem with the open-border… [Deutsche Welle, via GunPolicy.org]

Malay Police Seize 1,000 Guns in Five Years, Gun Smuggling Continues
KUALA LUMPUR – The Home Ministry (KDN) has established a new standard operating procedure (SOP) to address the problem of lost firearms, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the SOP would also ensure stern action would be taken against police personnel who were negligent in leaving their firearms in their cars. “The SOP is different from the past. It will address the problem in accordance with the current… [Sun Daily (Malaysia), via GunPolicy.org]

Italian Police Find Gun Cache, Over 1,000 Bullets in Cemetery
POMIGLIANO D’ARCO, Naples – Carabinieri military police on Tuesday unearthed a small arms cache buried in a cemetery in the town of Pomigliano D’Arco located northeast of Naples, near Mount Vesuvius. The mini arsenal consisted of a 12-caliber shotgun and three sub-machine guns, all with no serial numbers, as well as more than 1000 bullets of various calibers. The weapons were taken to a ballistics lab for testing to find out if they have been used by the Naples Camorra… [Gazzetta del Sud (Italy), via GunPolicy.org]

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