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Semi-Autos Safe in Finland

Based on the comments in this article, I think they were trying to ban any gun that held more than one round at all.

Finland will not impose a full ban on semi-automatic weapons, the interior minister said Monday, rejecting an inquiry commission proposal following two deadly school shootings.

“I will not take this proposal forward as it is,” Interior Minister Anne Holmlund told national broadcaster YLE in a televised interview.

“I don’t really believe that the banning of one approach in weapons would be the way to ensure massacres are prevented,” she said, adding several different actions were needed, including giving police wider access to information about gun licence applicants. …

Finland’s parliament is currently debating a new gun law, and the so-called Kauhajoki inquiry commission had asked Holmlund to back its proposal for a total ban on semi-automatic handguns in the new legislation.

“Both the school shootings of recent years and the Sello massacre were carried out using semi-automatic weapons.

“It is clear that single shot weapons would not have created similar victim figures,” Pekka Sauri, chairman of the Kauhajoki commission told YLE.

One Response to “Semi-Autos Safe in Finland”

  1. Andy says:

    “It is clear that single shot weapons would not have created similar victim figures,” Pekka Sauri, chairman of the Kauhajoki commission told YLE.

    Sigh… but kitchen sink explosives will. Solutions to society problems are not found in generalized banning of technology (unless you’re a Priest-King of Gor, but I digress).

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