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German anti-immigrant party leader says citizens should be able to arm themselves following terror attacks

The leader of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has spoken out in favour of people arming themselves with guns and self-defence devices following a recent spate of violent attacks in the country.

Frauke Petry said in an interview with the Funke Media Group that as it can take police long periods of time to arrive at crime scenes, particularly in remote areas, people should be able to defend themselves with arms.

“Many people are increasingly feeling unsafe,” Petry said. “Every law-abiding citizen should be in a position to defend themselves, their family and their friends.”

  • Jim Horne

    File this under “Better to be judged by 12 than carried by six.”

    It’s not just Germany. When one looks around the globe, there is scarce evidence that political elites in liberal democracies are performing “the first duty of government, to protect citizens”.

    “Outside of the battle zone (Syria and Iraq) there has been an attack every 84 hours”.

    Gorka: The war is real and the war is here

    If you do not have a firearms license you are unable to even acquire a firearm let alone defend yourself. You are depending on the government, the security apparatus and local law enforcement to protect you.

    Get a firearms license? Just do it. It’s the first step in taking responsibility for your own protection.

  • Gary

    If islam is bent on slaughtering every non-follower as enemies of Allah , at least let the German people arm them self to kill these savages for allah . Under islam and Sharia they are as good as dead. Why not take a few of allah savages with them .

  • Jim Horne

    File tis under, If you’re unarmed, you’re a victim, not a survivor.

    Gun Owners of America: Disarming Good Guys Does Not Disarm Bad Guys

    The Lie Behind Gun Free Zones

    • Thanks.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Trump is now describing Hillary as a Merkel wannabe. The debates are going to be interesting.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I can’t wait for the debates.

  • BillyHW

    Arm the citizenry and grant immunity to any German who kills an invader out of self-defence, or national defence.

  • Editor

    Probably just getting hung up on minutiae here, and I’d have to read their whole platform to be sure, but doesn’t describing AfD as anti-immigrant a pretty broad and somewhat inflammatory statement? It personalizes the policy to individual immigrants making it sound harsh and uncaring. AfD is more probably anti open borders, uncontrolled immigration and the failed integration policies. Which according to recent pools, more and more German citizens are also against.
    Orwell wrote “If you control the language, you control the argument”.

    I think we’re seeing a bit of language control in this

    • Minicapt

      Anti-Mohammendan immigration was part of the platform when the Party was established in 2013. The tendency has been to stiffen the policy as the Mohammedan assaults build.


  • Brett_McS

    Hopefully they arm themselves before a terrorist attacks. English is a bit less precise than German, so probably the original sentiment is correct.

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  • vwVwwVwv

    i am in germany and i dont trust woman politicans, right or left.