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Germany has some of the worldâ€™s strictest gun laws, but illegal weapons remain a threat
By Rick Noack July 23 at 10:54 AM
BERLIN â€" Germany has some of the world's strictest gun laws. But that did not stop Friday's Munich attacker â€" an 18-year old dual Iranian-German national â€" from carrying out his shooting spree.
The assailant most likely obtained his pistol illegally and did not have a license, German police officials said Saturday. That development could have worrisome implications for a country that has already exhausted most legal means to prevent such shooting sprees.
"Germany has a good system of legal gun ownership, but illegal firearms pose a big problem," said Nils Duquet, a weapons expert in Belgium who works for the Flemish Peace Institute. According to Duquet, there are millions of illegal weapons in Europe, but he said it is impossible to know exactly how many.