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Mann habe es sich mutmaßlich um einen verwirrten Einzeltäter gehandelt, hieß es aus Sicherheitskreisen, ein terroristischer Hintergrund läge offenbar nicht vor.
Man have it acted presumably to a confused individual perpetrators , it said security sources , a terrorist background obviously would not be before .
originally posted by: Ericthedoubter
a reply to: vonclod
There's been at least 4 mass shootings in Germany in the last twenty years, so it isn't totally unusual.
Of course, America has that many every week.
But you have a third of a billion people, very many are destitute. Germany only has 80+ million people.
Yet Germany ranked fourth in the world for guns per capita in 2013, according to the magazine Der Spiegel. A national weapons register, which Germany has been required to maintain since 2013, along with each of the other 27 member nations of the European Union, reports 1.5 million gun owners, with about 5.5 million weapons. A major difference with the United States, experts say, is that gun ownership in Germany is a privilege, not a right as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the American Constitution.
Germany Faces Few Mass Shootings Amid Tough Gun Laws
However, estimates of the actual guns in use go up to 45 Million. While gun ownership is widespread and associations and ranges for shooting sports and the use of historical guns and weapons in festivals are not being tabooed, the use of guns for private self-defence purposes is restricted.
Gun legislation in Germany