BearingArms.com reported on the shooting rampage in Munich.
Let’s look at their gun laws:
- You need firearms ownership license:A number of criteria must be met before a firearms ownership license is issued:age of majority (18 years) (§ 4 WaffG)
trustworthiness (§ 5 WaffG)
personal adequacy (§ 6 WaffG)
expert knowledge (§ 7 WaffG) and
necessity (§ 8 WaffG)
- Self-defense is generally not accepted as necessity. So if you’re not a competitive shooter (member of gun club), hunter, or firearms collector or expert, you’re not getting a gun.
- If you’re not a private security guard, celebrity, or politician, it’s unlikely you will get a “Firearms carry permits (Waffenschein)” which entitles you to “publicly carry legally owned weapons, loaded in a concealed or non-concealed manner.”
- The only exception is the small firearms carry permit, which “can be obtained without having to demonstrate expert knowledge, necessity or a mandatory insurance.” Of course, the only things you’ll be carrying are
“gas pistols (both of the blank and irritant kind) and flare guns.”
- In Germany, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm is 10 years in prison.
- You can’t buy all the guns you want, according to TheTruthAboutGuns.com “If you manage to jump through all those hoops, the state grants you the right to own two hand guns and first three semi-auto rifles. However, you are only allowed to buy two fire arms within six months.”
Now, did any of these laws stopped the mass shooter? Nope. What the laws does ensure is a mostly unarmed population ready to be slaughtered.