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Wider access to firearms in Poland?

PR dla Zagranicy
Paweł Kononczuk 28.11.2016 14:09
Citizens’ access to firearms in Poland may be expanded in the future, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz has suggested.
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“A time will come when it will be possible to expand access to firearms to a much greater extent,” Macierewicz said.

He added that “an important step in this direction” was the establishment of the country’s newly approved territorial defence forces, based on volunteers.

Firearms "are a great responsibility and one simply has to learn this responsibility,” Macierewicz said during a book fair in Warsaw on Sunday.

He added that Poles must first "go through the stages of maturing to use and possess firearms."

But he suggested that Poland’s current gun laws could be relaxed in the coming “years rather than decades.”

More than 50,000 people are expected to serve in Poland’s new territorial defence forces by 2019, according to the defence ministry. (str/pk)

Source: TVN 24

tags: defence
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