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Duquet, Nils and Maarten Van Alstein. 2015 ‘Directive 2008/51/EC of the European Parliament and the Council.’ Gun Control in Belgium: A Review of the Effects of the 2006 Weapons Law; Section 1, p. 3. Brussels: Flemish Peace Institute. 3 March
1. Stricter Gun Laws and Their Effects
In 2008, the Firearms Directive was amended by Directive 2008/51/EC of the European Parliament and the Council…(1)
(1) The coming into force of the UN Firearms Protocol in 2005 had made a revision of the Directive necessary. A number of new stipulations were written into the Directive, such as measures for the deactivation of firearms and the prescription that all firearms placed on the market must be marked and registered. The Directive also requires all member states to establish a computerized data filing system to record information on firearms, owners, and sellers. In line with this last requirement, several European countries such as Germany have established weapons registries in recent years.