World’s Strictest Gun Control Fails to Prevent Drive-by Shooting in Germany

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Any act of violence that claims the lives of innocent people is nothing to joke about but if Democrats are to be believed, gun violence can be prevented by stricter gun control laws.

Germany has some of the strictest gun laws in the world, certainly in Europe, yet gun violence can and does still take place there. The Telegraph UK reported Friday:

Two dead in Germany drive-by shootings

Two “courageous” mechanics overpowered a gunman suspected of killing two elderly victims in drive-by shootings in southern Germany on Friday.

The two workers managed to wrestle the suspect to the ground when he pulled over at the petrol station after allegedly gunning down an 82-year-old woman and a male cyclist, 72.

Police said they do not yet know the motive for the attacks, which took place around 10am local time when the 47-year-old gunman, named only as Bernd G. under German privacy laws, ​ allegedly ​ fired at his victims from a silver Mercedes convertible in Leutershausen in the Ansbach district in northern Bavaria.

Here’s how the Library of Congress website describes gun control in Germany:

The German system of gun control is among the most stringent in Europe. It restricts the acquisition, possession, and carrying of firearms to those with a creditable need for a weapon. It bans fully automatic weapons and severely restricts the acquisition of other types of weapons. Compulsory liability insurance is required for anyone who is licensed to carry firearms.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Obama has repeatedly called for greater gun control in the U.S. and Hillary Clinton has already indicated that she would also push the issue.

The Washington Post reported Friday:

Hillary Clinton’s push on gun control marks a shift in presidential politics

In her standard stump speech, Hillary Rodham Clinton talks about fighting income inequality, celebrating court rulings on gay marriage and health care, and, since the Emanuel AME Church massacre, toughening the nation’s gun laws.

That last component marks an important evolution in presidential politics. For at least the past several decades, Democrats seeking national office have often been timid on the issue of guns for fear of alienating firearms owners. In 2008, after Barack Obama took heat for his gaffe about people who “cling to guns or religion,” he rarely mentioned guns again — neither that year nor in his 2012 reelection campaign.

But in a sign that the political environment on guns has shifted in the wake of recent mass shootings — and of Clinton’s determination to stake out liberal ground in her primary race against insurgent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — Clinton is not only initiating a debate about gun control but also vowing to fight the National Rifle Association.

Politics shouldn’t eclipse the constitutional rights of the American people but when has that ever stopped a progressive before?


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