Stuck on Stupid: When gun control fails, call for more gun control?


Crazed Ali David Sonboly, 18, gunned down nine helpless victims during a rampage outside a McDonalds restaurant and then busy shopping centre in Munich.

And now Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Social Democrats, has demanded that more must be done to limit access to deadly weapons, saying gun control is an “important issue”.

He added: “We must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons.”

Of course, this ignores Germany’s already stringent gun laws

Germany has some of the world’s strictest gunlaws. But that did not stop Friday’s Munich attacker — an 18-year old dual Iranian-German national — from carrying out his shooting spree.

The assailant most likely obtained his pistol illegally and did not have a license, German police officials said Saturday. That development could have worrisome implications for a country that has already exhausted most legal means to prevent such shooting sprees.

Yes, that is right, bad people, be they crazy, terrorists, or just evil, will go around laws, break laws, and ignore laws. Here are some of Germany’s laws regarding guns

Guiding gun control legislation in Germany includes the Basic Law, War Weapons Control Act, the Weapons Act, the Council Directive of 18 June 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons, the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012, the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 2003, and the Convention of 1 July 1969 on Reciprocal Recognition of Proofmarks on Small Arms

Guns in Germany are regulated by the Ministry of the Interior and the Federal States, and the European Commission

In Germany, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law

In Germany, only licensed gun owners may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Germany are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, collection and security

An applicant for a firearm licence in Germany must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health and addiction records

In Germany, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a firearm licence

Licensed firearm owners in Germany are permitted to possess one firearm per licence

In Germany, the law requires that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

So, what new law would be effective in stopping such evil acts as we saw this week in Germany? Or as we have now seen multiple times in France, and Denmark, which both have tight gun control laws?

Sadly the lessons of gun control, which fails repeatedly, are always ignored by the Utopian Left. The lesson that wise men have long since learned, that disarming good people only encourages evil people will never be accepted by the Utopian Left.

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