Norway to ban automatic guns

COPENHAGEN:Norway is moving to ban semi-automatic firearms as of 2021, which will mark a decade since mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik used such weapons to kill 69 people, most of them teenagers, before surrendering.

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Copenhagen, February 28

Norway is moving to ban semi-automatic firearms as of 2021, which will mark a decade since mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik used such weapons to kill 69 people, most of them teenagers, before surrendering. 

Peter Frolich of the Norwegian Parliament’s judicial affairs committee said private persons, including hunters, “should not have the right in Norway to access such weapons”.  He said “a broad majority” in169-seat parliament back the center-right government's proposal.

  Breivik is serving a 21-year sentence for the 2011 attack where he first set off a car bomb and  later openend fire on the  summer camp Labor Party’s youth wing. —AP

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