reply to post by beezzer
But what´s the problem? You can have weapons here and you can shoot them. You can even take them to home if you own them. It´s just that the way to
get a weapon is a little bit harder.
Going to training, meeting other people is a must if you want a weapon of your own.
Let me give you a lengthy example. If I don´t get the facts right, please tell me.
Imagine a 18 year old who is known as a quite, isolated person (blablabla you know the circumstances)
USA (depends on state, I know)
-> He decides to go rampage.
-> He walks into a weapon store, selects and buys his weapon and has to wait 1 week to get it.
-> Maybe he had to take a safety class before.
-> Gets weapon and can go rampage.
-> He decides to go rampage.
-> Have to sign up in a shooting club.
-> Goes to regular training for 52 weeks.
-> Is watched by comrades and the chief of the club.
-> After one year of regular training and being in the shooting club, chief decides wether that you can file a paper to get your first gun, or not.
-> Then you have to pass a qualification test.
-> Then you have to show that you have a NEED for the gun (meaning you were on regular training/sport shooting, you have to handle weapons daily
because its your job OR you are such a endangered person (this fits to almost nobody in Germany)
-> Then you have to show that you are psychological and mental fit.
-> Oh you are under 25? Go get an extra psychological test to proof you are not addicted to anything, are not violent or other nefarious things.
-> You then can file a request to get your desired gun.
-> Request is given ok.
-> You can now buy the gun you made the request before.
Takes you 1,5 years to get a gun into your hands that you can take to your home IF
-> You keep the ammunition and the weapon in two different safes.
-> You keep the ammunition in a safe that is specified to be weapon safe.
-> You get unannounced visits where you have to show how you handle the gun, how you keep it safe, how you make sure nobody else can get the fingers
They will take your gun IF:
-> You commited any fellony or crime
-> You got busted drunk in public
-> Dare you to drive with ANY alcohol in your blood. Even the 0.5 promille border is taboo for you.
-> Dare you to get into any fight or other problems.
-> You do not attend to training anymore (you loose your need)
Now that´s little difference.
Still, if you want and need a weapon, you can get one here in Germany. But not any nutcase can walk into a store and one or two weeks later he has a
gun in his hands to call his own.
After all the training and talks to your club comrades, if you are a silent loony, they will notice. It was a case in my and verschickters club where
one was denied to get a weapon because he did not pass psychological test.
See my point? You can have a weapon if you need and want one. But if you want one, you will have to travel a stony road. But generally, everybody can
have a weapon in Germany, if you take the effort.
BTW, we have groundrights, these are similar to your constitution.