EU Takes Gun Control To a Whole New Level

Reportedly, to trace the 35 million illicit firearms in civilian hands and reduce gang and terror violence, Europe’s EU is strengthening its gun-tracking regulations.

A centralized database for gun manufacturers and dealers will be created thanks to an agreement reached Thursday by the European Parliament and Council negotiators.

In late 2022, after terrorist incidents, the Commission initiated the reform to replace paper-based national systems for producers and dealers with an electronic licensing system.

A compromise was reached Thursday by negotiators from the European Parliament and Council to establish a database for manufacturers and sellers of firearms.

The committee began the change in late 2022 in reaction to terror incidents. Its goal was to replace paper-based national programs for manufacturers and dealers with an electronic licensing system.

Armed forces and law enforcement agencies will be exempt from the new regulations. The news source pointed out that by 2028, all member states were expected to use the EU database or integrate their current system.

As part of the changes, the European Commission will now be required to release an annual report containing information on the import and export of firearms and any seizures or refused shipments of weaponry.

The Gun Control Act of 1997 revealed that violence had increased after the Act.

American citizens have long been suspicious of and outraged by databases of a similar kind.

European Union citizens who possess a European Firearms Pass are exempt from obtaining an import or export authorization for hunting, exhibiting, or engaging in the recreational or historical use of firearms.

Only authorized brokers and dealers can import materials and parts for incomplete weapons.

A solution to the problem of untraceable homemade “ghost guns” would be to mark all imported firearms and critical parts.

Although the new regulations still require formal approval from EU states and the European Parliament, they have nothing to do with shipments of weapons to Ukraine for military use.

Weapons used by the military or police will be exempt from the new regulations, although all member states must use the EU database or integrate their current system by 2028.