Germany: licenses to carry weapons double

It’s Deutsche Welt, so it is sponsored with “violent American cowboy” references however that is beautiful fascinating:

Germany has issued just about 600,000 elementary weapons licenses, representing an build up of 130 % since 2014, in accordance to figures revealed on Friday by means of Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND), which provides a variety of German dailies with content material. In 2014, handiest 261,332 licenses had been in use.
With the license, Germans can carry fuel pistols, flare weapons and different weapons no longer meant for fatal use.

Not as just right as a Glock, however higher than not anything I suppose.  Gosh, what would possibly have led to this build up?

The upward thrust has been in part attributed to a rising sense of public lack of confidence, maximum particularly with an build up in terror assaults on European soil since 2015.

So Germans are rational.  The Polizei does not dig it that folks do not really feel just like the Polizei can not give protection to them:

“We will have to watch out no longer to get American stipulations in Germany,” stated Jörg Radek, deputy chairman of police union GdP, referring to rampant gun violence in america. “There is a threat that weapons may not be used correctly and that their house owners will endanger themselves.”

[insert “Only Ones” reference]

Germany began changing into America so slowly I hadn’t spotted.