10 years after massacre, Norway to ban semi-automatic weapons

Police and emergency services search the waters for victims

© AFP/File | Police and emergency services search the waters for victims some around Utoeya island, some 40 km southwest of Oslo, on July 23, 2011, after a bombing in central Oslo and a series of shootings on an island just outside the capital

Norway plans to ban semi-automatic firearms as of 2021, a decade after right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik’s mass shooting that left 69 people dead, a Norwegian lawmaker said Tuesday. The minority right-wing government had presented a proposal on the ban last year. “Today (Tuesday), it has become clear that there is a parliamentary majority in favour…

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