500 people where shot by gun-wielding terrorists in a nightclub in Instanbul as they waited for the New Year.
A gun attack on Reina nightclub in Istanbul has left at least 35 people dead and more than 40 people wounded, according to the city’s governor. Ten people are said to be in a serious condition.
Some 500-600 people are thought to have been inside, celebrating the new year.
Wielding Kalashnikovs, the attacker/s reportedly opened fire on police outside the club, before entering the venue and shooting at random.
Turkey already has a ton of gun control laws, I did a google search and found this in an anti-gun article about Turkey:
“A would-be gun-owner has to be at least 21-years-old and possess a medical report confirming his or her mental and psychical health. They would also need to pay $1,600 for two permits: one is for possession while the other is for carrying.
After meeting these requirements, a provincial governor has to approve these two licenses; their duration is for five years.
At the end of the five years, if they do not want to own a gun, the permit is returned to the state or transferred to another person. The owner does not have right to dispose of the firearm themselves.”
GunPolicy.org, an organization that tracks gun laws around the world, considers Turkey’s laws to be restrictive.
Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Turkey are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, collection, personal protection, security2
Authorities maintains a record56 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunitionThe maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm67 is three years in prison and a fine61