“The European Commission proposed to reference specific types of firearms and derivations thereof. However, Parliament rejected this approach as it was considered impracticable for the same reasons as resemblance-based criteria. A clarification has been added in a recital that selective fire firearms are treated as Category A, which accords with current practice. There are no other references to specific types of firearms anywhere else in the text”, explained Vicky Ford (ECR, UK).
Recital: “Firearms designed for military use, which are equipped to operate on the basis of selective fire, such as AK47, M16, where they may be manually adjusted between automatic and semi-automatic firing modes should fall within category A, therefore should not be available for civilians and if converted into semi-automatic firearms should fall within category A6.”