Wednesday, January 19

Rebuilt weapons increasingly common – now the police want to see tougher penalties – News (Ekot)

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  • According to the police, there has been an increase in starting and gas weapons that have been rebuilt so that they become sharp weapons, in criminal environments in Sweden.

  • About a year ago, the weapons law in Sweden was tightened so that more crimes would be seen as serious or extremely serious, but according to Johan Gustafson, at the police’s national operational department, the law tightening has not had enough impact on launch and gas weapons.

  • “There are a number of judgments that have come in the last year where it does not have the impact that we perceive the legislator had with the legislation,” says Gustafson.

Reference-sverigesradio.se

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