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Pistols and hunting rifles : more and more German arm

the interest of the Germans to arm themselves, continues to rise. As Of March 31. December 2018, were in the National weapons register more than 610.000 owner of the so-called small arms licence reported, such as the Federal reported to the Ministry of the interior on Tuesday, the AFP news Agency. The were almost ten percent more than the previous year. The trade Union of police (GdP) sees the development with concern.

at the end of last year, the Ministry were, according to the interior 610.937 small arms notes in the weapons register. 31. December 2017, it had been 557.560. Previously, the number of small arms licences was increased significantly. The new Figures had first reported the "New Osnabrücker Zeitung".

anyone Who owns a small weapons permit, may result in blank, irritant and signal weapons concealed, but only in case of emergency, to shoot. A prerequisite for the grant is that the applicant is of full age, as well as personally suitable and reliable appears. Sharp weapons are not in Germany and not Readily available.

GdP-Chairman: "weapons suggest a false sense of security"

also, the number of such firearms is increased in the private sector, according to the "New Osnabrücker Zeitung" in the past year, and to 27,000 to just under 5.4 million in weapons and weapons parts. With 3.6 million is in the majority of cases the so-called long guns, about hunting guns, rifles and shotguns, such as the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" reported.

The Left pointed out that the Trend for increasing the armament of the course is inversely proportional to the decline of severe violence. Left-inner expert Ulla Jelpke told the newspaper, here will show "the consequence of the fear-mongering by Law-and-Order politicians such as interior Minister Horst Seehofer and the rights of a Hetzer like the AfD".

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The Chairman of the trade Union of police (GdP), Oliver Malchow, has warned of problems because of the increasing number of blank firing weapons. "Such weapons, suggest a false sense of security or the higher defence readiness," he told the newspaper. "This is exactly what can make a situation escalate and the user may be the offender." (AFP)

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