“Germany says it is extending border controls along its frontiers for a further three months due to continued high numbers of refugee arrivals,” abcnews.go.com reports. “Almost 1.1 million people entered Germany last year to apply for asylum. Most came through the country’s southern border with Austria.” Causing some major problems with crime, including sexual assaults on German women. And so Germans are applying for small arms licenses in record numbers. As Breitbart reports, there’s one problem with that stat . . .
The small arms licences being issued now in such great number only cover firearms such as blank firing pistols, and deterrent self-defence pistols. Rather than firing live shells, the gas guns which are indistinguishable from from their live-firing equivalents use an explosive propellant to fire a concentrated cloud of CS gas at an attacker.
And wouldn’t you know it? Some German politicians are unhappy with even this limited nod to personal self-defense.
Once a licence has been acquired, there is no limit or checks on the acquisitions of these small guns, a “loophole” Ms. Mihalic has called to close. The Green Party MP has also called for controls on simple self-defence articles such as pepper spray, of which there is a shortage across Europe as demand continues to outstrip supply.
Some women in the United States — I’m looking at you, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America — think it’s OK, even virtuous to keep pushing for civilian disarmament. They think it’s better to [try to] disarm everyone than it is to “allow” women to defend themselves with a firearm, the only tool that can place them on a level playing field with a male attacker.
I’m glad to see Germans pushing back against civilian disarmament. (We hear reports that they’re doing so without government permission.) They’ve got a long way to go, but the longest journey starts with a single can of mace.
Meanwhile, perhaps those demanding Moms and others who keep yammering on about Europe’s “gun free” paradise will now see that gun control has failed, just as it would fail here in the States. Has failed where it’s been attempted. I doubt it. But many of us with a clear head and children to protect know the score. How do you say molon labe in German?