Finally Peruvian Parliament approved the new firearms law promoted by our mates from APPLAF(Asociacion Peruana de Propietarios Legales de Armas de Fuego) integrated in our partner CALL (Coalición Armas Legales Latinoamericanas). It is the first time, I can I remember, that a firearms civil rights association is able to revert completely a gun control situation in a country.
We have to consider that in two last years, from december 2012, the situation for gun owners in Peru became insupportable with some new prohibitions added to the peruvian legislation (25054 Law). Some of these prohibitions included: 9mm parabellum ban, shortened the firearms licenses to only a year, limitation in number of firearms, calibers forbidden, limits in the quantity of ammunition, etc.
Marking of firearms, their deactivation and destruction, and conversions of alarm guns and replica weapons to fire live ammunition were topics of Communication for the European Commission to the European Parliament last year. It is also topic of a study performed by Ernst & Young analytic agency in June 2014. The results look quite promising.
This information was first published in November 2014 by LEX: