Spurred by the horrendous terrorist attacks earlier this year, French citizens are arming up to protect themselves—the best they can, anyway, given France’s restrictive gun control laws.
A recent news story posted at americanmilitarynews.com revealed that there are approximately 7.5 million legally owned firearms in the country. Unfortunately for the law-abiding, the number of illegally owned guns is estimated to be somewhere between 10 million and 20 million.
The Nouvel Observateur, a weekly French news magazine, conducted an investigation and reported that since nightclub shootings have increased some 38 percent in the past five years, more people have become licensed gun owners. The terrorist massacre that took place at the offices of a French satirical magazine in January 2015, leaving twelve dead, has resulted in a 10 percent increase in legal gun ownership.
Passage Of Prop 63 Spurs Run On Ammo
California voters’ passage of anti-gun Proposition 63 last week has had exactly the expected response—a run on ammunition in the state.
The new law will severely restrict ammo purchases by law-abiding gun owners in the state, while having no effect on criminals, who couldn’t care less about any kind of background check. Reports out of Sacramento indicate that people waited in line for an hour just to get into the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at Cal Expo to buy ammunition.
"I don't know that it's going to make any difference in terms of criminals having access to ammunition and firearms; they have their regular sources," Bob Templeton, owner of the Crossroads of the West Gun Shows, told Fox40. “It seems to be an attempt to make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to own and use firearms lawfully.”
Prop 63 also bans ownership of ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds—another law that will certainly be ignored by criminals.
Armed Texas Man Stops Hallucinating Home Intruder
When a man experiencing hallucinations and armed with several knives broke into a Lubbock home on Friday night, the homeowner used his legally owned firearm to put an end to the intrusion.
According to local media reports, the man, whom authorities believe was not in his right mind, broke into the house, only to find himself facing a better-armed resident. The homeowner shot the knife-wielding suspect one time, wounding him and ending the attack.
The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.