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Commissioner’s Scandalous Speech led to Rejection by MEPs

Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska ( European Commission ) claimed 100.000 deaths in ten years by legally-held firearms and said law abiding citizens should not own semi-automatic firearms at all.

Snippets of Commissioner’s speech:

  • I think that first we have to limit the access to automatic and semi-automatic firearms.
  • Such assault weapons are not necessary for sport shooting.
  • Hunters in some member states are not concerned at all by our proposal.
  • We have evidence from the last year that during the last decade 100.000 people in Europe were killed by such weapons. Homicide … they were… murdered by using weapons which were at home.
  • Our proposal does not endager sport shooters, really not.
  • Kalashnikovs are military arms. Even when they are semi-automatic or non-automatic at all I am convinced such firearms should not be authorized for sports.
  • To many people were killed, so be more open-minded on this topic.

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MEP Christofer Fjellner: no impact assessement = rejection

Conservative MEP Christofer Fjellner from Sweden found the right words.

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Snippets of his speech:

  • Instead of getting to the real problem with illegal guns all of the proposal hits the legal guns and has no impact on terrorists or criminals at all.
  • 5-years-licenses, medical exams, hindering distance trade and banning certain semi-automatics won’t stop terrorists but hit hard the law abiding gunowners
  • How many crimes could be linked to legally-held firearms? How big is the problem?
  • How many firearms were affected by the ban? How many will be banned?
  • If Commission cannot answer these both simple question, we should reject proposal.
  • You missed the target (illicit trafficking) by miles!

Read more of Commissioner’s speech: FACE: Commissioner Bieńkowska’s 100.000 deaths unfounded