Failed Gun Control in France – More Gun Control, More Violence

The failed gun control in France provides more proof that gun control does not reduce violence. France has very strict gun control laws yet violent attacks have been running rampantly in their country. Despite the gun control some of the violence has still been caused by guns. Others have used bombs, vehicles or machetes. The point is, if a terrorist wants to kill people, they will find a way to do it. With all of the violence happening in France it provides even more proof that gun control does not reduce violence.

France has strict gun laws. Here’s more per GunPolicy.org:

“Guiding gun control legislation in France includes the Internal Security Code, the Decree No. 2013-700 of 30 July 2013 on the Implementation of the Act No. 2012-304 of 6 March 2012 on the Establishment of a Modern, Simplified and Preventive Control of Weapons, the Defence Code, the Order of 2007 on the Creation of the Application for the Management of the Computerized Register of Owners and Holders of Firearms, the Decree on Exports of Firearms of 2014, the Order of November 15, 2000 on Modalities for Destruction by Gunsmiths of Firearms, the Ordinance 2004-1374 of 20 December 2004 concerning the legislative part of the Defence Code that repealed the Decree-Law of 18 April, 1939 on Weapons of War, Firearms and Ammunition, the Council Directive of 18 June, 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons, the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012, the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 2003 and the Convention of 1 July, 1969 on Reciprocal Recognition of Proofmarks on Small Arms.”

The result of all these laws is that a person must be 18-years of age and pass a firearm safety exam, proving they have sufficient knowledge of how to safely handle a firearm. The person must apply for a license to own or possess a gun and provide sufficient reason for needing a gun. Acceptable reasons include – collection of debts, personal protection, target shooting and hunting. If a license is granted to own or possess a firearm, the person must reapply and requalify every 5-years. The French government limits the number of firearms or the amount of ammunition a license holder may purchase or possess. They also keep track of every person in the country who owns a firearm and ammunition.

Failed Gun Control in France

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Liberals have long had the idea that they would be able to reduce violence by making it illegal to get your hands on all of the possible weapons. In most countries bombs are outlawed, yet we still see bombings happen regularly. In order to get a vehicle, someone has to have a driver’s license and insurance. Despite this people still use their vehicle to cause death and destruction. Tougher gun laws have been proven time and time again to not be the answer, but at this point the politicians feel like they have to take some kind of action. So gun control it is!

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