EU : You cannot stop terrorism by restricting legal gun ownership
In the light of past events in France, the EU is planning to restrict semiautomatic firearms and put more obstacles for owners of firearms. Needless to say how this could impact our battle for our rights in Ukraine. Therefore, we must sign and share it - EU citizens need our help in their fight for their rights!
Text of Petition:
On the morning of 7th January 2015 Terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo, with fully automatic, unregistered and illegal firearms.
Since then the EU has been preparing new legislation to ban semi-automatic firearms in the hands of law abiding EU citizens. Despite the fact that these weapons were not used by terrorists and are not even typically used by criminals.
They use unregistred, untraceble black market full auto Kalashnikovs.
The new legislation has been on the back burner since April 2015, only to surface now on 18th of November, barely 5 days after a second attack in Paris.
The victims of this tragedy have not been buried yet, the criminals are still on the loose and the police has not even finished the investigation and yet the EU is announcing measures to prevent something like that from happening again.
Unfortunately nothing in the draft would have prevented these 2 attacks since neither were done with weapons that are now legal and would be banned with this new law. Nothing.
What you are proposing is like telling your own child it is grounded, because the neighbours child has been arrested for raping and killing a girl called Paris, twice.
It is not logical and above all it is extremely unfair.
It is unfair to the victims, it is unfair to the law abiding citizens.
Say NO to the draft proposal announced on 18 November 2015!
Do not restrict semi-automatic firearms "because they look like an automatic firearm".
We the Citizens demand that the EU brings focus on the real problems:
- That the external borders of the EU are not protected.
- Our population has groups in it that refuse to allign with our democratic core values and our culture.
- Illegal arms trade is rampant within the EU.
- Criminals and terrorists have easier access to illegal weapons then legal gun owners have access to legal arms.
That is the current situation and this new legislation does NOTHING to adress those problems.
The 18 November IP-15-6110 draft to amend 91/477/EEC is not only populistic in nature, it is also an insult to our civil liberties and to the intelligence of the EU citizens as a whole.