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Posted: 1/28/2006 10:29:54 PM EDT
Good to see Italy seperate themselves from the rest of the Euro-trash.


Italy approves self-defence law

The Italian parliament has passed legislation allowing people to shoot robbers in self-defence.

The law permits the use of guns and knives by people in homes or workplaces to protect lives or belongings.

The reform was introduced by the Northern League party, a right-wing member of the ruling coalition with a strong anti-crime platform.

The opposition voted against the bill, which critics say will encourage people to take the law into their own hands.

Controversy

The new law will allow people to use legally registered weapons to protect themselves or others, and their property and the property of others, from harm.

It applies if there is a danger of aggression and the attacker does not desist.

Justice Minister Roberto Castelli backed the new law.

"Today criminals will have more to fear while there will be fewer problems for honest people," said Mr Castelli, who belongs to the Northern League.

However, the centre-left opposition expressed concern that it would encourage violence and lead to increased use of firearms.

"This is a... measure that delegates the use of force to citizens with the sole certain result of increasing the risks for people's safety," said Paolo Cento of the Greens party.

A criminal lawyers' group also criticized the law, saying it amounted to allowing "legitimate offence".



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4645228.stm
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:30:35 PM EDT
It's start.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:31:43 PM EDT

The new law will allow people to use legally registered weapons to protect themselves or others, and their property and the property of others, from harm.


What did they use their guns for before that law?
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:34:12 PM EDT

However, the centre-left opposition expressed concern that it would encourage violence and lead to increased use of firearms.


If there are criminals on the receiving end, I don't see a problem with that...
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:35:27 PM EDT
how tough re Italian firearms laws?
I have no idea but was under the impression that Italy and France were pretty open as far as europe goes
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:37:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 10:38:05 PM EDT by 22bad]

"The opposition voted against the bill, which critics say will encourage people to take the law into their own hands defend themselves."

-snip-

"This is a... measure that delegates the use of force to citizens with the sole certain result of increasing the risks for people's criminals safety," said Paolo Cento of the Greens party.



Fixed it for them
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:38:11 PM EDT
Glad to see another nation with balls.

Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:38:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Accord:

However, the centre-left opposition expressed concern that it would encourage violence and lead to increased use of firearms.


If there are criminals on the receiving end, I don't see a problem with that...



Seems like a good start! That's a helluva lot better than most areas in the U.S.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:43:42 PM EDT
getting ready for the Olympics
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:37:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
getting ready for the Olympics


Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:39:23 AM EDT
Good for Italy!
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:43:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:56:26 AM EDT
I had lost confidence in the "euro" now I think its time to look at the currecy again especially the italian side.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:21:39 PM EDT
[gomer pyle] AAAWWW!! IANSA is gonna git 'em for that! [/gomer pyle]
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:26:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 12:27:04 PM EDT by MaverickMkii]
+1 for Italy!
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:40:33 PM EDT
Good!
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:40:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Accord:
Good to see Italy seperate themselves from the rest of the Euro-trash.


Italy approves self-defence law

The Italian parliament has passed legislation allowing people to shoot robbers in self-defence.

The law permits the use of guns and knives by people in homes or workplaces to protect lives or belongings.

The reform was introduced by the Northern League party, a right-wing member of the ruling coalition with a strong anti-crime platform.

The opposition voted against the bill, which critics say will encourage people to take the law into their own hands.

Controversy

The new law will allow people to use legally registered weapons to protect themselves or others, and their property and the property of others, from harm.

It applies if there is a danger of aggression and the attacker does not desist.

Justice Minister Roberto Castelli backed the new law.

"Today criminals will have more to fear while there will be fewer problems for honest people," said Mr Castelli, who belongs to the Northern League.

However, the centre-left opposition expressed concern that it would encourage violence and lead to increased use of firearms.

"This is a... measure that delegates the use of force to citizens with the sole certain result of increasing the risks for people's safety," said Paolo Cento of the Greens party.

A criminal lawyers' group also criticized the law, saying it amounted to allowing "legitimate offence".



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4645228.stm




So they acknowledge that honest people have been prosecuted for simply defending themselves, yet only feel a need to stop that from happening in a few instances.
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