Riflemen fret over proposed tightening of gun laws

  • 2015-12-02
  • By BNS/TBT Staff
Lithuanian Defense Minister Juozas Olekas supports the European Commission’s initiative to tighten the control of firearms, but some lawmakers worry that the proposed anti-terrorist measures will prevent the parliament from passing a bill that would allow members of the Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union, a civilian paramilitary organization, and of the National Defense Volunteer Forces to possess semi-automatic firearms. The EU’s executive body has proposed to ban private persons from holding certain semi-automatic firearms as part of a package of measures ado...
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