13:51 GMT25 June 2021
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    German federal states suggested sharing information on guns ownership history with other EU states.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) publishing group, Germany's federal states have submitted a proposal to the country's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere to make the information on guns ownership available within the European Union.

    "Terrorism and crime cannot be stopped by country borders. Considering the terror attacks on Brussels and Paris, the exchange of the data is a vital issue that emerged long ago," Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Interior Minister Lorenz Caffier said, as quoted by the RND group.

    At the moment, the national gun registry in Germany contains information on type, serial number, date of purchase and name of the owner of a gun.

    According to the federal states' proposal, the history of ownership of a weapon, the name of producer and importer, should be available and traceable within the European Union.


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