REDUCING VIOLENCE—BUT HOW?

Erfurt, Germany: After a shooting spree in an Erfurt High School, the German parliament will possibly make a firearms law, passed just last Friday, even stricter. The Social Democrats as well as the ruling Conservative party announced they would be calling on both the upper and lower houses of Parliament.

The minimum age for the purchase of a firearm will be raised to 21. And in addition, according to the wish of the opposition-governed provinces, the sale of the so-called semi-automatic assault weapons at shooting matches will be curtailed.

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