I can’t make this up.
Despite the fact that the attackers used fully automatic AK-47 rifles and had suicide vests loaded with TATP explosive, both of which are banned outright, the EU response to this has apparently been that more gun control is needed.
A normal person would go “Hey, these are guns that nobody can legally buy already. The explosives are extra illegal.” The EU resposne? Make deactivated weapons extra illegal, restrict flare guns, ban semiautomatic weapons and develop a “plan” to attack the black market. Because the black market has been stopped so effectively in the past. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.
There really is no better example of “let no tragedy go to waste”
There’s over 120 dead people who were all defenseless and giving them the option to fight back isn’t even considered.
Meanwhile in the US, Harry Reid & Chuck Schumer decided that it’s time to try to attack the “terrorist loophole” – their term for stopping people who’ve been added to the “terrorism watchlist” from buying guns. There’s just one problem – they may be on a watchlist but haven’t actually been convicted of a crime.
This has me so irked that I’m going to have to make a separate entry.