7 Jan 2016 – A Swedish police inspector has taken to his country’s press to criticise the EU’s semi-automatic firearm ban proposals.
Detective Inspector Christer Back, writing in news magazine Dagens Samhälle, said the EU gun ban plan “is based on coarse misconceptions and ignorance” and that there is “no need for the measures now being proposed.”
“Some hunting weapon types would be banned and several sports would get put down, including the dynamic sports shooting,” he added. The full article can be read in English via Google Translate.
Dagens Samhälle, or ‘Today’s Society’, calls itself “the magazine for decision makers in the public market” – or, in everyday English, the public sector.
As the year 2016 is only a week old, no progress has yet been made on the EU gun ban plan. The European Union is due to hold further meetings about it later this month.
British politician Vicky Ford MEP is in charge of the EU committee scrutinising the gun ban proposal, which bodes ill for freedom. Britain is the EU member country pushing hardest for the ban and failed to register any written objections to it before the end of 2015.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced in December that he supported the proposal to ban semi-automatic firearms from civilian ownership.