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A European Union spokesman has acknowledged “serious loopholes” in the bloc’s current rules on the acquisition and possession of firearms, but said the EU’s executive has submitted proposals for tighter regulation.
Germany’s vice-chancellor called for tightened gun laws following last Friday’s shooting spree in Munich in which an 18-year-old gunman who is believed to have purchased his firearm illegally on the internet killed nine people as well as himself.
If adopted, the EU Commission’s package of proposals will “make it more difficult to acquire firearms in the European Union, allow to better track legally held firearms and strengthen the cooperation between all member states,” EU spokesman Ricardo Cardoso said Monday.
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