The French interior minister Bernard C wants to dismantle various supply chains of fire weapons through 20 measures he is announcing today. This way, he hopes to reach various terrorist networks and the delinquent groups in the country. Indeed, nearly 2,000 people die every year under the bullets of fire weapons fire in France.
The fight against trafficking of arms that feed the offenders in our country has become one of the priorities of the Ministry of Interior. In 2015, 5,300 firearms were seized, among which 175 war weapons. After long weeks of preparation, Bernard Cazneuve today introduced a plan of 20 concrete measures to fight this scourge. Some of them are applicable today, others by the end of this year and the beginning of 2016. The Ministry of Interior will include establishing a National Ballistics Identification File (FNIB), which will group all the court cases treated in 2016. Cyber patrols will be created within police and gendarmerie units, which will use similar protocols as they already exist in the fight against pedophilia. Passages of areas used by traffickers will be controlled more frequently, supported by canine patrols, including port areas, railway and bus stations as well as major highways.
Finally, the interior minister counts on the participation of citizens in the fight against this scourge. He invites individuals to return to police stations and gendarmerie brigades illegally held arms so that they could be neutralized. Last year, 8,000 weapons were stolen, 80% of them during burglaris in private homes.
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