- Posted January 11, 2013 by
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Gun control debate: Background checks
Hunting and illegal weapons in Kosovo
As a country that has emerged recently from military conflict with Serb forces in 1999 war, which has left behind many weapons in the hands of citizens, and a mountainous territory almost 50% of the country Kosovo is a highly preferred destination people to hunt!
Risk to society from the use of illegal weapons, even after more than
a decade after the war, remains enormous. Possession of weapons
citizens illegally circulating in Kosovo are the main cause for the majority of murders and a series of other crimes. These weapons pose a threat to the security institutions including the Kosovo Police and KFOR.
In 2011, the Kosovo police in an attempt to implement reciprocity measures with Serbia encountered resistance armed criminal groups in the north, where due to a special police officer was killed ROSU.
In addition to jeopardizing national and international institutions, illegal possession of weapons every day pose a threat to ordinary citizens, as they are exposed to the use of small arms and light weapons for personal singles in different countries, such as partying, street, even in educational institutions.
Since the end of the war in 1999, in cooperation with KFOR UNMIK Police has organized an amnesty for weapons, action has not given the expected results less satisfactory. At the end of 1999, KFOR had accumulated 9.978 firearms and 5 million rounds of ammunition, and in three other periods of amnesty had collected 4289 guns and 90.200 rounds of ammunition.
With a rich fauna with wild pigs, rabbits, deer, bear, fox, wolves, and many other birds, mountains of Kosovo was used as a hunting area without being classified at which animals hunted are not!
It even according to the statements of hunters has caused great harm Kosovo fauna because most of the aforementioned animals are under extinction.
Rare are the areas in Kosovo where the human eye can see animals that were tourist attractions such as the bear, rabbits or even roe
Another danger of these weapons for hunting is that hunters children at an early age have contact with hunting weapons with other weapons often where there have been no accidents different because these weapons have fallen into the hands of young people