Call for tougher gun laws in nation of 2m guns
Published on 12/01/2005
12 January 2005
BRUSSELS – Belgium’s social-liberal Spirit party has called for a total ban on the private use of firearms after new figures shows that 2 million guns are in circulation in the country.
The figure, published Wednesday, means that theoretically one in every five Belgian residents owns a gun, although only 669,273 guns are registered in the central registry.
For her part, Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Laurette Onkelinx is expected to support a strengthening of federal gun control laws in the near future.
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Subject : Belgian news