Austrians Stocking Up On Guns

BY Herschel Smith
3 years, 10 months ago

There is this report, but the translation sounds like a five year old did it.  Much better is this report at World Net Daily.

Austrians are arming themselves at record rates in an effort to defend their households against feared attacks from Muslim invaders.

Tens of thousands of Muslim “refugees” have poured into Austria from Hungary and Slovenia in recent months on their way to Germany and Sweden, two wealthy European countries that have laid out the welcome mat for migrants. More than a million will end up in Germany alone by the end of this year, according to estimates from the German government.

Obtaining a working firearm and ammunition in Germany, Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands is practically impossible for the average citizen. Germany, for instance, requires a psychological evaluation, the purchase of liability insurance and verifiable compliance with strict firearms storage and safety rules. And self-defense is not even a valid reason to purchase a gun in these countries.

The laws in Austria, while still strict, are a bit less overbearing.

A Czech TV report confirms that long guns – shotguns and rifles – have been flying off the shelves in Austria, and Austrians who haven’t already purchased a gun may not have a chance to get one for some time. They’re all sold out.

And those arming themselves are primarily women.

“If anyone wants to buy a long gun in Austria right now, too bad for them,” the Czech newscaster says. “All of them are currently sold out.”

He cites the Austrian news outlet Trioler Tageszeitung as the source of his report.

“We cannot complain about lack of demand,” Stephen Mayer, a gun merchant, told Trioler Tageszeitung.

He claims the stock has been sold out for the last three weeks and that demand is being fueled by fears generated by social changes.

“People want to protect themselves,” Mayer said. “Nonetheless, the most common purchasers of arms are primarily Austrian women.”

They are also buying pepper sprays, which Mayer said are in big demand among those who can’t get a gun.

Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, said he recently returned from a gun rights event in Europe, where he sensed a change in attitude toward firearms.

“I just returned from a gun rights meeting in Belgium, and I can attest that all over Europe people now want the means to defend themselves,” Gottlieb told WND. “Self-defense is no longer a dirty word. In countries like Austria, where it is still legal to own a firearm, gun sales are at record levels. I can tell you first-hand that people in Europe now wish they had a Second Amendment.”

When hard times come, the progressive ideas and self loathing of bored, pampered and effete men fall by the wayside, and in its place enters a reality check on the very nature of mankind and what it means to be made in God’s image, under duress and under threat.  Then there is this later in the piece.  The Czech TV station then reported that Islamists are promising: “We will cut the heads off unbelieving dogs even in Europe.”

And you can believe them when they say this.  As for Alan Gottlieb and his preening over the second amendment, what he won’t say is that he is perhaps the number one sellout of said protections.  But in the end, what he doesn’t mention is what’s most important.  Men and women are made in God’s image, and it is this which constitutes the surest guarantee of the right of self defense.  Austrians waiting for the government or a European equivalent of a second amendment is a stupid as Americans trusting in the second amendment.

I trust God.  Man is only blessed to the degree that he sides with the Almighty, and that includes self defense.  You can count on this coming to American shores.


Comments

  1. On October 28, 2015 at 5:07 pm, Sperly said:

    An Open letter to gun grabber Obama, Hillary and the Supreme court
    To begin on a positive note, let’s begin with thanking you for making the colossal mistake of admitting the obvious to us all:
    That you do indeed want to CONFISCATE our guns.
    In most cases, gun grabbers wait until they passed the step of promising not to do so and conning people into registration (always a necessity in taking the people’s means of self defense) before talking CONFISCATION, but you and your fellow travelers “jumped the Gun” [Pardon the pun] and started to believe your own hegemony and Bull cookies

    This is all fine and dandy with many of us – we find your new found honesty about your Socialist ideology and a love for gun Confiscation to be quite refreshing as of late, but I digress….

    Perhaps you and your comrades have underestimated the people, that we weren’t paying attention and didn’t notice this egregious blunder on your part.. sorry to break the news to you, but we did.

    And with Al Gore’s creation of the internet, we can spread news of this far and wide. So the cat’s out of the bag and you ought to acknowledge the truth for all time.

    None the less, I do have some more pressing matters to discuss with you on guns and your obsession with stealing them from us.

    Let me make a few things perfectly clear to you .
    1. You can forget for your statist fantasies about controlling our Private property through Intergalactic Background Checks.
    (Intergalactic is decidedly more ‘comprehensive’ than universal, don’t you agree? I though you would)

    You people barely have the authority to control this over state lines with the atrocious Wickard V. Filburn decision, but you surely DON’T have the authority to control my private property and my selling something to a neighbor down the block.

    But go ahead and get another ruling that one again rips apart the founding documents and the rule of law. As a nation we’re getting mighty close to not given a flying fornication what 9 citizens on the supreme court have to say on this or any subject. So keep pushing the boundary boys and girls, one of these days we’re going to ignore your rulings like you ignore the rule of law.

    2. We aren’t Registering Diddly Squat with you people.

    Never mind that history has shown the sequence to be registration, Confiscation, annihilation..

    Never mind that you have already admitted that is just an incremental but necessary step to confiscation.

    And never mind that you think you’ve fooled people into believing your Bull cookies about “Gun Safety”

    No, the Good lord has granted us the natural right of self defense and you aren’t taking that away under ANY circumstances…

    If you doubt our resolve on this point, may I to refer you to the socialist red state of New York and other environs who have steadfastly refused your Stalinist dictates.

    No, we don’t need your Permission to defend ourselves – We already have that, thank you very much.

    Did you miss the memo from well nigh over 200 years ago from the people about the consent of the governed? [And I’m talking the citizens of the US, not the golden horde of imposters you’ve been willfully bringing in over the border to tip the balance and destroy the nation]

    So you can stuff your tyrannical dreams of registration where the sun don’t shine, It’s not happening.

    3. And we for dang sure aren’t going to let you confiscate our means of defense from a tyrannical government. But that should be obvious to you by now.

    So go ahead and knock yourself out passing all manner of new laws and regulations, or new supreme court decesions that trample on the very documents you swore to protect.

    You people have very capably demonstrated the art of ignoring the rule of law, and if you can do it – SO CAN WE THE PEOPLE!

  2. On November 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm, Archer said:

    “People want to protect themselves,” Mayer said. “Nonetheless, the most common purchasers of arms are primarily Austrian women.”

    No surprise there. Zero. None.

    It’s well established what extremist Muslims do with (or more correctly, to) “infidel” women.

    Or is he subtly implying that Austrian women aren’t people? Microaggression!!!!

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