Some nutcase kid just went on a shooting spree in a high school outside Munich, Bavaria, Germany and killed 17 before shooting himself. This unfortunately marks the first case of so called high school shootings in Europe. In the US a pretty strong case has been made for the proliferation of firearms and the lack of strong regulation being at the core of this dreadful phenomena. Bavaria being somewhat of the Texas of Germany and a hunting state, gives that firearms are a little easier to get by than in most other parts of Europe, but there is still no comparing the situation to the one in the States.
Even if I agree with heavy control of firearms I think it is evident that Europe’s somewhat holier than thou attitude on this topic suffers a severe blow from this tragedy.
More importantly does this punch a hole in the anti-gun movement’s argument or is it a copycat case that has to be seen in a different light?