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EU increases gun control due to recent terrorist attacks
20:02, 20 December 2016
EU increases gun control due to recent terrorist attacks

The bloc’s interior ministers signed respective agreement on Tuesday

20:02, 20 December 2016

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Ministers of interior affairs of the EU agreed to tighten the gun control measures, considering the most recent terrorist attacks involving the use of firearms. Interfax-Ukraine reported this on Tuesday, quoting Slovakian interior minister Robert Kalinak.

‘More severe gun control will help prevent terrorists and other criminals from purchasing firearms,’ the official said.

The new document includes measures for more effective gun control, such as demand of immediate registration of every fact of the gun purchase. The agreement submits changes to the 1991 EU directive on firearms.     

Over the recent couple of years, the number of terrorist acts has grown in Europe; in January 2015, three Islamists killed 15 people in Charlie Hebdo’s main office. Extremists also slaughtered 130 civilians during Paris attacks in November 2015.

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