FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING IN FIREARMS: EUROPEAN COMMISSION AIMS AT WRONG TARGET

Instead of focusing on illegal activities with firearms and making full use of existing EU rules on legal firearms, the European Commission plans a full review of these rules. The Commission argues that this change is needed since “legally owned weapons in the EU continue to feed the illegal market” and attempts to substantiate this claim by using obscure and altered data, misleading public opinion and passing over its own failure to enforce EU laws.