Friday, July 20, 2018

NRA Hell


The Associated Press reports

Eight people were injured in an attack on a busy bus in the northern German city of Luebeck, and a suspect has been arrested, police said Friday. Local daily Luebecker Nachrichten reported, without giving a source, that a suspect had attacked passengers with a knife.

Police spokesman Duerk Duerbrook said the attack occurred in the Kuecknitz district of Luebeck, northeast of Hamburg. He told The Associated Press that authorities were still trying to determine the circumstances of the attack.

German news agency dpa quoted police as saying that three people received "medium serious" injuries in the incident, while five others received minor injuries.


"The passengers jumped out of the bus and screamed," another eyewitness told LN. "It was terrible, and then the injured were taken away.”

The suspect, believed to be in his 30s, fled the bus, but was soon arrested by police.

There was a violent attack upon a mass of people in Germany today, and "state police tweeted: “Nobody was killed. The perpetrator was overpowered and is now in police custody.” It does not happen this way in the USA, and we know why.

Trailing only the USA, Switzerland, and Finland, Germany has the fourth highest rate of gun ownership per capita in the world. However, the nation has unusually strict gun control laws, in which residents

do not have fundamental rights to bear arms, unlike Americans do under the Second Amendment, and the country’s violent past including the Nazi era has certainly helped to shape the current strict regulations.

To get a gun, Germans must first obtain a firearms ownership license (Waffenbesitzkarte) - and you may need a different one for each weapon you buy - or a license to carry (Waffenschein).

Applicants for a license must be at least 18 years old and undergo what’s called a reliability check, which includes checking for criminal records, whether the person is an alcohol or drug addict, whether they have mental illness or any other attributes that might make them questionable to authorities.





And so eight people in Germany were injured in an incident which, had it occurred in the USA, probably would have been far more lethal- especially if "a good guy with a gun" had been there.




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