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‘Restrictive’ gun laws no impediment to Serbian mass shooting
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 April, 2013 | David Codrea

Posted on 04/10/2013 6:22:39 PM PDT by marktwain

A shooting rampage early yesterday morning in a Serbian village near Belgrade has left 13 people dead, including six women and a child, The Guardian and other media outlets are reporting.

“Although such random shootings are rare in Serbia, weapons are readily available mostly from the war in the Balkans in the 1990s and there is a tradition of possessing firearms,” the report continues. “Initial reports said the alleged killer had a license for the handgun he used in the shootings.”

That ready availability is in spite of laws that, a website established and maintained by committed global “gun control” advocates, has categorized as “restrictive.”

Per their analysis of Serbian gun laws, the country, which does not guarantee a right to firearms ownership by law, has implemented a number of edicts that read like a “gun control” wish list, including prohibition on possession of fully automatic weapons, prohibition on “private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons … with the exception of approved hunting rifles,” licenses required to possess firearms and ammunition, a requirement to produce “a genuine reason” in order to obtain the license, a requirement for “background checks which consider criminal, medical and other various records,” required safety training, limits on the type and amount of ammunition a licensee may possess, so-called “safe storage” requirements, and severe criminal penalties for “illegal possession” of firearms.

Despite such restrictions, “in Serbia there are estimated to be 12.55 illicit firearms per 100 people.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; massshooting; secondamendment; serbia
Russia has very strict "gun control" and has a murder rate four times as high as the United States.
1 posted on 04/10/2013 6:22:39 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Muder does not depend on the type of weapon. It is dependent on culture:

European Murder Rates Compared to the United States: Demographics vs Guns

2 posted on 04/10/2013 6:24:04 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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