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Albrecht-Heider, Christoph


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Frankfurter Rundschau - Germany | 18/04/2007

What danger do firearms represent in Europe ?

Christoph Heider-Albrecht compares the US with Germany, where strict regulations pertaining to weapons ownership were introduced following an attack at a secondary school in Erfurt five years ago. "It was almost a routine political reaction. Most citizens had seen it coming and accepted it without dispute. People who run amok like this are often murderers bent on killing themselves. Can they be stopped by restricting access to firearms? It may or may not be that confidence in the efficacy of such regulations is more widespread in Germany. But that's not what's really at issue here. In Germany you're not breaking a taboo when you try to restrict civilian society's access to weapons. That's the main difference between the two countries."

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