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Ownership of Guns, Scare Devices in Europe


23 August 2016

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Europeans in a number of countries are seeking to arm themselves with guns and self-defence devices in growing numbers following a series of attacks by militants and the mentally ill. Here are some figures…

- In Germany… the number of certificates to possess firearms dipped marginally to 1,894,283 from 1,898,360 a year earlier. These are intended for sports marksman or gun collectors who must keep their weapon in a closed container and transport ammunition separately…

- In the Czech Republic, gun permit holders increased 5,944 to 297,966 in the first five months of 2016 following several years of declines.

- In Britain, Home Office figures for England and Wales show 1.33 million shotguns were legally held as at the end of March, a decrease of 0.5 percent from the previous year. The number of other licensed firearms stood at 539,194, an increase of 2.7 percent…

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