Europe is now seeing a huge surge in gun ownership, most of it illegal. The Daily Caller reports:
Gun ownership is on the rise across Europe, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which attributes the upturn in part to the increase in terrorist activity in the region as well as a general insecurity against rising crime.
The Monday report also cited the Small Arms Survey, which noted the number of Europe’s unregistered weapons outnumbered legal ones by 44.5 million to 34.2 million in 2017. Many of the firearms came from former war zones or were purchased online from various vendors.
Gun violence has increased alongside gun ownership, at least according to police statistics since 2015 in France, Germany and Belgium.
“Europe represents the largest market for arms trade on the dark web, generating revenues that are around five times higher than the U.S.,” a recent Rand Corp. report stated, according to WSJ.
This goes to show that criminals don’t follow the law, and liberals claim of Europe as a “safe space” is a myth.