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Mass Shooting Not Stopped by Germany’s Strict Gun Laws [VIDEO]

Every time there is a mass shooting in the US, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other liberal Constitution haters blame guns and call for stricter gun control laws. I’ve yet to hear a liberal Democrat ever blame the evil and sin in men’s hearts as being responsible for mass shootings as it’s always the fault of guns and gun laws. Some liberals have even tried to pass legislation to make gun manufacturers liable for the violence of the criminal using their firearm. This makes as much sense as making General Motor liable for the actions of someone who intentionally uses a Chevy to run over someone, or making Ortho responsible for a wife using their bug poison to murder her husband.

Nevertheless, Hillary and Obama continually try to blame our lack of anti-Second Amendment laws for all of the mass shootings here in the US. They seem to ignore that many of the states and cities, like Chicago, that have the strictest gun control laws in the nation are also among the places with the highest rates of gun violence.

So let’s look at the mass shooting that just took place at the Munich, Germany shopping mall.

On Friday, Ali Sonboly, an 18-year-old German teen started shooting outside a McDonald’s and then walked into the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum mall in Munich, Germany and started shooting. At the time of this writing, the teen killed 9 and wounded 21 others. Among the victims are women and children. The teen is of Iranian descent and held dual citizenship in Germany and Iran and was reported as yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ before he started shooting at children.

Police report that they believe the alleged shooter was found less than a mile away from the mall with a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound to the head.

Don’t forget that last Monday, (July 18), there was a mass stabbing on a train in Germany heading to Würzburg. An Afghan teen started stabbing and slashing other passengers on the train.

The first questions we need to be addressing is how strict is Germany’s gun laws and could they have prevented this mass shooting?

According to the Law Library of Congress:

The German system of gun control is among the most stringent in Europe.  It restricts the acquisition, possession, and carrying of firearms to those with a creditable need for a weapon.  It bans fully automatic weapons and severely restricts the acquisition of other types of weapons.  Compulsory liability insurance is required for anyone who is licensed to carry firearms. [Emphasis mine]

In recent years, German gun-control law underwent several reforms that made it even more stringent.  A new Weapons Act became effective in 2003 after a school shooting in the city of Erfurt in which a student killed sixteen persons.  The new Act restricted the use of large caliber weapons by young people and strengthened requirements for the safe storage of firearms.

Another reform was enacted in 2009 in response to the massacre at Winnenden, in which an eighteen-year-old killed fifteen people in the course of a school shooting.  This latest reform led to the creation of a federal gun register and to intense governmental monitoring of gun owners’ compliance with requirements for the safe storage of firearms.  Pursuant to the reformed legislation, the authorities may at any time request access to the premises of any registered gun owner to monitor whether proper safe-storage procedures are being observed.”

It seems that although Germany has some of the strictest gun control laws in Europe, they didn’t stop this mass shooting in Munich. Strict gun laws haven’t stopped the gun violence in Chicago. Passing strict gun laws will not stop mass shootings and or mass killings in the US. If someone is determined to kill a bunch of people, they will find a way to do it. They can still obtain guns illegally, or use a bomb or knives or even a truck to run over people with. There are numerous ways to kill groups of people and those ways will be used whether or not strict gun control laws are passed.

 

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Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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