Germany has some of the toughest gun laws in Europe, so the German people are turning to pepper spray to protect themselves from crime in the wake of the refugee crisis.
Zero Hedge reports:
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Germany Sells Out Of Pepper Spray As “Frightened Germans Buy Protection Against Refugees”
Despite occasional videos of angry Germans protesting at what has become the biggest “foreign invasion” of Europe since World War II, the German popular response to the wave of migrants, which is now expected to top 1 million in 2015 has been relatively calm. Fear (and anger), however, are building beneath the otherwise calm surface.
According to a report by Focus, following a 600% surge in sales over the past two months, Germany has run out of pepper spray, and the irritating substance can now only be purchased after weeks of waiting. Focus says that according to pepper spray manufacturers, “frightened Germans” have bought out all the available inventory. The alleged reason, according to the German publication: “die Flüchtlingskrise”, or the refugee crisis.
Focus goes on to say that in private, Germans are equipping themselves “massively.”
“There is fear” explains Kai Prase, managing director of DEF-TEC Defense Technology GmbH in Frankfurt, one of the major producers of repellents. “For the past six to seven weeks we have been practically sold out.”
Compared to last year, orders have increased by more than 600 percent in the past two months. Only partial deliveries are possible Prase told FOCUS. The waiting period has already reached about five weeks.
The punchline: the reason producers and distributors give as the surge in demand is “the huge influx of refugees in recent weeks which has apparently unsettled many people.”
Can you blame them?