Bulgarians Own 340 000 Legal Firearms

Society | May 20, 2014, Tuesday // 16:35| Views: | Comments: 7
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Nearly 212 000 Bulgarian citizens have gun permits, said Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov. 

The total number of registered firearms is 340 000 units, shows the checkup, following the incident with the mentally unstable man in Lyaskovets who killed one police officer during the operation for disarming him. 

Tsatsarov said he was expecting a considerable number of firearms, but the figures were nevertheless staggering. According to him, this army of armed civilians could easily compete with the country's armed forces.

The checkup found that around 110 gun permits have expired, but their holders have not handed over their firearms. The authorities have started procedures for taking them away.

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TheRealBehemoth - 15 Jun 2014 // 15:35:09

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman,

not delivering your firearm to the authorities when your gun permit has expired is considered a minor administrative offence according to the Bulgarian law, not a criminal offence.

In my opinion the law should be changed indeed. In many countries this would be a criminal offence.

Btw dont feed trolls and nutcases like this miserable creature in some sh#thole in Novosibirsk.

sa-sha - 15 Jun 2014 // 13:16:49

...;-)...Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, I respect Your opinion and rakia, though both are not mine!
Dear "US Constitution", to hear "moron" from the Bible of American democracy is a high honor for poor me.
/I'm in the center: http://image.toutlecine.com/photos/a/m/i/amistad-1997-17-g.jpg /
Still let me insist just on Amendment V to You, on Your following immortal lines: "No person shall be...deprived
of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law". And only when/if a poor person "is deprived of...", then later, in the Court, the above person can remind the audience about Amendment II to You, Unmoronical ;-)

US Constitution - 14 Jun 2014 // 21:11:54

It's the 2nd Amendment you moron sasha!

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman - 14 Jun 2014 // 17:39:44


One day perhaps one of your posts will make sense.
I do not drink your evil rakia. That is why I still have a brain that functions.
Simply shocked that Bulgarian police need permission to take away illegally held firearms.

sa-sha - 14 Jun 2014 // 15:40:36

......."Sergeant" is great, as usual ( another glass of rakia?).
And about "other" ("decent" ones especially) countries, USA, for example:
more than 200 mln of the LEGAL (registered) arms in the private hands.....and NO ONE knows the exact
quantity of the illegal arms in the same (utmost private ;-) hands.....the 5th Amendment, You understand, right? ;-)

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman - 14 Jun 2014 // 05:28:25

The authorities have started procedures for taking them away.

WTF In any other decent country, if your licence expires and you don't renew it, the police can just take it off you and arrest you for having an illegal firearm..

Sfsarge - 14 Jun 2014 // 01:46:31

Out of 340,000 "units", only 110 permits were not renewed upon expiration. You don't have to be a math genius to see that this is a minuscule amount! Therefore, the VAST MAJORITY are law abiding citizens who would be an asset to their country, NOT a threat.

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