WESTERN EUROPE Germany: Number of firearms licences more than doubles during the migrant crisis

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by jkcerda, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2013
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    guess they figured out they are nothing but sitting targets if they just wait for the cops....still those are rookie numbers.
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres,Tiocfaidh ár lá
    Why the shouting Western Europe bit I'm sure even most North Americans know where Germany is.
    For a start Voice of Europe is a frothing at the mouth right-wing click bait website. It is locked into an infinite loop of stories it takes from European press and exaggerates things which then gets picked up by American loon sites (Breitbart , Reddit pages and so on ) which then feeds back to them and whoosh insanity breaks loose.
    I suggest you do a quick Google to see the difference between a basic weapons licence and a firearms licence in Germany.
    The far left Green Party indeed.

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  3. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2013
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    I am considering a trip to Europe, start in Spain and maybe move around a bit, france is out of the question for now but Germany is not. my apologies if the source is as biased as you put it.
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Is it too much to ask to at least follow the link in your own source, which is even conveniently in english? Here's a quote from the Deutsche Welle article:

    "With the license, Germans can carry gas pistols, flare guns and other weapons not intended for deadly use."

    This is about the "kleine Waffenschein" for non-lethal weapons including things like pepper spray. It was introduced in the early 2000s (previously this kind of weapon was freely available in Germany just like in most other countries). There is also no mention of the "migrant crisis" in the source article.
  5. Zenithal macrumors G3

    Sep 10, 2009
    Mace. You need an intro license in some countries to carry it on your person. Mace typically uses a surfactant or detergent meant to break down oils. Which is great when aiming at someone's face. Breaks down oils on skin and allows full penetration of capsaicin.

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