And sometimes the gun-grabbers and the gun-runners are the same person.
The following two articles — one from Poland about events in Belgium, and the other from Switzerland — illustrate the hypocrisy and corruption surrounding the push for tighter gun control in Europe. Interestingly, the push for gun-grabs follows the same sort of process as it does in the USA: every violent criminal or terrorist incident is exploited by gun-controllers to further restrict the right of citizens to possess firearms. The process even extends to Switzerland, which, although not an EU member state, is required by the Schengen agreement to modify certain parts of its legal structure to “harmonize” with the laws of the EU.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating both these articles. The first is from the Polish site Trybun.org.pl:
European Commission expert arrested for illegal arms trade
November 3, 2016
An expert for the European Commission who is promoting the limitation of gun ownership by law-abiding citizens has been arrested for illegal arms trade. The organization EU Gun Rights reports on Twitter.
More details at wmeritum.pl:
According to the organization EU Gun Rights, Jean-Luc Stassen, an expert for the European Commission who promotes limiting gun ownership by law-abiding citizens, has been arrested for illegal arms trafficking.
Stassen was arrested on Thursday, October 27 on charges of forgery, using of forged documents, and embezzlement. The arrest took place after the police searched his home. While searching the house police found a firearm that had earlier disappeared from the police armory, together with 260 other units. There are reasons to believe that Stassen “tampered” with the Belgian central register (Central Weapons Registry / CWR), by deleting the entries in the system on firearms to be destroyed. Pieces appropriated in this way were then distributed on the black market.
Jean-Luc Stassen is a well-known figure among European regulators of the access to firearms. He worked on the preparation of the draft directive to limit access to weapons for EU citizens. He has served in many committees and advocated the necessity of confiscation of, among others, automatic rifles, after last year’s Paris massacre.
Andrzej Turk, president of the Civic Movement of Weapon Lovers (ROMB) reacted to the matter: “Short comment. Message shocking. This fact illustrates what are the real objectives and intentions of the people involved in the obstruction of access to the firearms for the law-abiding Europeans,” he wrote on his website trybun.org.pl
Source: trybun.org.pl, firearms.united.com
The second article is from LesObservateurs.ch:
Swiss Guns. Swiss Parliament: Free weapon for honest Swiss citizens. The EU will decide …
Update on Petition
The train is running
6 November 2016 — In the days ahead, the European Union must make a decision on Directive 991/477 / EEC, which governs European laws on weapons… and, as Schengen requires, also Swiss law.
The discussions are going to be difficult, as several countries in the east (Czechia, Hungary and Estonia, in particular) have expressed their opposition to the totally liberticidal project launched by France and immediately adopted by all that Europe has of social-Green-leftist-bobos.
On Friday November 4, to prepare the ground, French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve once again called on the EU to better regulate the circulation of firearms within the framework of the fight against terrorism. He considered it unimaginable that his proposals would be revised negatively. His guest, Britain’s Julian King, the new European Commissioner in charge of security and the fight against terrorism, welcomed France’s involvement in this issue.
The European train is underway. In a few days, the new directive will enter the station and we’ll know what the gun owners need to be prepared for.
The problem is that whatever the EU decides, one can be sure that it will lead to a change in Swiss legislation. And that Mrs SS [Simonetta Sommaruga of the Social Democratic Party, Swiss Justice Minister; a Nazi allusion, for once towards the Left, which really deserves it! — translator] will be able to express her joy at seeing public security reinforced. And that we, the owners of Swiss weapons, will have only two options, submission or revolt.
For we shouldn’t delude ourselves: in the face of the threat of leaving the Schengen area, the majority of our parliamentarians will feel that the price to be paid (the destruction of our freedom) will remain light. After all, they felt that sucking up to Europe, in connection with the initiative against mass immigration, was well worth the violation of the Constitution.