Stereotypes – they are nice and they save time – its easy to label people, especially in media these days.
Gone are the days when news agencies reported only facts – if they ever did. And in media these days you are pretty much always labeled guilty – whether your are guilty or not. And if you are not – nobody bothers to “correct” the news afterwards.
We have a nice example of “investigative journalism” for you today:
In Spain the local police (in cooperation with EUROPOL – just about week before IMCO vote) seized huge number of what they call “illegal firearms”.
Press release  was later issued by the Spanish authorities:
Article by Pierangelo Tendas (All4Shooters.com)
Good news come from the EU as the vote at the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament turns out positively for law-abiding gun owners
The LIBE Committee of the European Parliament voted on the amendments on May 9th, and the outcome was largely in our favour
In the late evening of May 9th, 2016, the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee (LIBE) of the European Parliament held an electronic vote session on the amendments to the committee’s draft opinion concerning the restrictive modification draft to the European firearms directive as proposed by the European Commission. Said vote was initially planned for Tuesday, April 28th, but was postponed under request from the EPP, ECR and ALDE groups.
And indeed those three groups led common sense and sanity to victory in today’s vote, throwing out of the window most, if not all, of the largely anti-gun proposals of the European Commission and of the social-democrat, left and green groups.
This article is also available in the following languages: IT and DE
Findings of the study which wants to combat illicit trafficking and to decrease firearms-related deaths and intimidation of victims