(FREE BEACON) Germans are arming themselves with self defense weapons in the aftermath of recent terror attacks around the world and the influx of new migrants from the Middle East.
In reaction to increasing crime and an ever-present terror threat many German citizens have turned to weapons such as pepper spray, a report from the Gatestone Institute found.
“Germans, facing an influx of more than one million asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, are rushing to arm themselves,” the report said. “All across Germany, a country with some of the most stringent gun-control laws in Europe, demand is skyrocketing for non-lethal self-defense weapons, including pepper sprays, gas pistols, flare guns, electroshock weapons and animal repellents. Germans are also applying for weapons permits in record numbers.”
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