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Safety council to investigate gun laws

Tuesday 12 April 2011

The national safety council is to look into the way Dutch gun licences are awarded in the wake of the weekend's fatal shooting in Alphen aan der Rijn.

Gunman Tristan van der Vlis shot dead six people with three guns which he legally owned, despite having a history of mental illness.

Once the investigation has been completed, the government will decide if the rules need to be tightened up, justice minister Ivo Opstelen said.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Tightening up the rules is exactly the opposite if what should happen. Gun control laws only prevent law abiding citizens from owning firearms. Criminals have no intention to abide by these laws. Furthermore, they know the general public does not have the means to defend themselves, so tragedies like this happen.

By AnotherExpat | 12 April 2011 3:32 PM

Right. So the easy gun owning rules in the USA will prevent crime and stop incidents like this.....how's that working out for ya?

By Alan Edwards | 12 April 2011 7:29 PM

I am so very glad that they are going to make the rules tighter. It may be a little late, but still not too late to prevent more of this type of senseless from happening. I hope they ban the private ownership of firearms completely.

By Bill | 13 April 2011 7:10 AM

Guns don't kill people - people kill people.

By jonnylandagent | 13 April 2011 1:40 PM

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