Austrians are buying more and more firearms – thanks to liberal gun control laws and worries that police are not providing adequate protection.
A new report has found some 750 right-wing extremists in Germany own guns legally. Meanwhile, refugee-related attacks with weapons more than doubled from the previous year.
Europe's refugee influx can only be solved "step by step" in collaboration with transit country Turkey, says Chancellor Angela Merkel. Bavarian premier Horst Seehofer wants flows via Austria throttled by next Sunday.
The German parliament's budgetary committee has earmarked an extra 75 million euros for refugee camps run by the UN in and near Syria. This follows UN warnings that world funding doesn't even cover the "bare minimum."
Germany's coalition government has promised to seek whatever legal means necessary to prevent another mass shooting. But if the weapon was acquired illegally, stricter controls on gun purchases may not be the answer.
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