Austria To Ban Migrants From Buying Guns

Austria To Ban Migrants From Buying Guns, by Chris Tomlinson.

The amendment will not only prohibit illegal migrants and asylum seekers from procuring weapons but also looks to ban legal migrants and accepted refugees until a residency period of five years has passed. Those who have European Union citizenship are not affected by the new law, nor are tourists. …

Austria is one of the few countries in Europe which allows citizens to purchase firearms for the purposes of self-defence. Gun ownership in the country has risen significantly during the uncertainty of the migrant crisis with shotguns being sold out only months into the start of the crisis last October.

hat-tip Stephen Neil