Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Insufficient Police Control on Owners of Firearms

The Dutch police is supposed to visit at least once a year all persons with permits to have firearms in their homes, and to verify that they are kept safely. It turns out that these rules are frequently not adhered to. The Utrecht police corps visits only 10 percent of owners of firearms. In many other cities the police corps visits a quarter to almost a half of firearms owners. The Royal Dutch Marksmen Organization says that its members adhere to the rules of safety and the police would do better to go after people who have firearms illegally.

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