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Demand For Self Defense Products In Germany Spikes For Some Odd Reason…

Pepper spray, stun guns and gas pistols are in high demand in Germany

From knives to imitation pistols that fire blanks – over the past few months, more and more Germans have been arming themselves with self-defense products.
The sales volume doubled this year compared to 2014 in weapons stores across the country according to the German Association of Gunsmiths and Weapons Sellers (VDB), which conducted a random telephone survey among its 1,100 members.

The survey also found that more people applied for a special permit called a “small weapons license” which authorizes the user to carry pistols and revolvers for shooting blanks, gas and signaling ammunition. The license costs roughly 50 euros ($54), applicants have to be at least 18 years old and don’t need to state a reason for their application.

  • Exile1981

    I have one for scaring black bears. You need something more than a banger for grizzly though.

  • lolwut?

    I don’t think a pistol firing blanks will be any good against people who are members of a death cult.

    • WalterBannon

      We are talking about Germans, aren’t they all machinists? Bet those “starter pistols” will turn into home made guns pronto…

      • lolwut?

        Plenty of sources of guns in Eastern Europe.

        All you need is cash, best to stock up now while the borders are still wide open.

    • mauser 98

      vise and drill press

  • canminuteman

    I was in the German city of Pforzheim while on vacation a few years ago and walked past a gun store in town and being the bitter clinger right wing gun nut that I am i went in to look about. They had very high end hunting rifles and shotguns, and very high end clothing and accessories. I don’t know what you need to do to get a rifles permit, but you would need a mortgage to buy a gun. Their gun culture is obviously totally different than it is here.

    The Remington 870 shotgun that I lost when my canoe tipped over with its short turkey barrel, extra full choke and magazine tube plug removed would have made a fine self defence weapon, but I didn’t see anything like that in this shop.

  • Spatchcocked

    An old friend of mine…Panzerkorp.vet….practiced his trade east of the Sea of Azov…surrendered to the Yanks who gave him to the Bear spent 11 years in the Gulag ….became a trusty commie to effect his release…..split for West Berlin the day after arriving home in DDR…..came to Canada and prospered….kinda sorta a .Holocaust denier …..could NOT believe Germans were capable of it.

    Where was I….? Oh yes, he and his fellow Hitler Youth confreres were issued handy dandy sticks with a spring on one end to which was attached a small lead weight.
    A blackjack….for children….to protect themselves from Hitler haters who would jeer and jostle them on the street.
    Funny old world.


  • Hard Little Machine

    Here’s an opportunity for irony. Market non lethal self defense equipment to Germany but label it ‘from the Jewish settlements’