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Germany

26 April 2002

Reuters

BERLIN — A gunman's murder of 17 people at a German school Friday came just hours before parliament approved a new bill tightening the country's already strict gun controls. The timing of the events was a coincidence, but a routine session of the lower house of parliament may yet develop into a national debate on gun control and public security. Police say that there are around 10 million legally owned guns in Germany, but estimate that there are twice as many... (GunPolicy.org)

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