Over the last few years, the amount of Germans with small firearm licenses has risen substantially. One of the primary reasons driving this trend is the sharp rise in stabbings, violence, and sexual assaults that have been seen in the wake of the ongoing migrant crisis.

As of today, close to 640,00 German citizens are legally permitted to carry a deterrent gun or similar self-defense weapon. To put things in perspective, in 2014, there were just 260,000.

That’s nearly a 250 percent increase in just five years.

Die Welt reports that these figures were able to see the light of day thanks to a survey that was conducted by regional daily, Rheinische Post, at the interior ministries of all 16 federal states.

According to the data obtained, in the last year alone, the increase in small firearm licenses rose about 9 percent compared to the same period last year.

Per capita, the number of firearm owners is highest in Schleswig-Holstein (9.6 per 1000 inhabitants), and in Saarland (9.2). The number of individuals who hold a small gun license has reportedly been rising for years.

“Other statistics show that as of January 2016, exactly 300 949 Small Weapons Cards had been issued, compared to 557 560 by the end of 2017. That’s an 85 percent increase in just under two years. If you hold this firearm license, you may carry Signal, Irritant, and Weapon Firearms in

public,” Die Welt reports.

The Union of Police (GdP) believe that the primary reason that’s driving the trend is a “latent feeling of insecurity” in the population.

“Ever since the events on the Cologne cathedral plate in the New Year’s Eve 2015, more and more people seem to feel insecure,” said GdP chairman Oliver Malchow.

As many are already well aware of, Cologne’s New Year’s Eve celebrations saw mass sexual assaults of German women by North African and Middle Eastern men. In total, there were at least 24 alleged rapes and numerous thefts that occurred, mostly in Cologne’s city center.

“The problematic increase in small arms licenses shows that we need to work to restore a sense of security to many citizens,” Malchow said.

“A first important step is more police presence on the road” he added.

Currently, around 5.4 million weapons of differing categories are owned by private citizens in Germany. That amounts to 66 weapons per 1000 inhabitants.

34 thoughts on “German citizens are arming themselves with guns”
  1. When everyone is allowed to be armed— less shootings from mentally ill persons.

    When no one is allowed to be armed—more shootings from mentally ill persons.

  2. Mass crime, rape, assault ect, from LOW IQ 70-85 Muslim migrants in MOST of the European country’s has citizens very worried about their safety.

  3. Yes, I am worried about the future of Germany, well the old people are worried going out, specially in the evening, they hide their purses under their garments, or keep their money in their pockets. How sad is that…poor Germany, they did not deserve this..after all living through WW2. the aftermath of war, and trying to survive. The separation of East. West by the Allied Forces..
    Merkel made a big mistake, thinking of the future, due to low births, she made the decision to bring in these people, but they will never become ” Germans “, as we know it. We have the same situation in the USA.
    Somehow, they will not fit in. Here in Minnesota we have people from Somalia, they will never participate in life living with ” White Culture “, Education , and everyday living “, They will become a strain on the general Public, and the same thing is happening in Germany.
    A Somalian man at the Mall of America, threw a 5 year old boy, 3 stories down, landing on the Cement floor, just because the child bothered him, running around.
    We all worry about our future and way of life..SAD !

  4. They need to protect themselves from the kazillion muslims that nitwit Chancellor brought into the country. Send her to the Muddled East!

  5. Amazing how naive some of our world leaders are. They need to read the Koran and get clued in to the fact that if they are not a Muslim then they are an infidel. Reading a little farther they will learn that infidels must either convert to Islam or be annihilated when the time and occasion permit.

  6. I think instead of worrying about Germany you’d better worry more about your own state. You have an out of control golden gopher faced Muslim tramp with a diaper on her head in the congress of the U.S.A. Michigan is another state in the same boat as Minnesota is. Besides that, your state has a lot of confinement hog farms. What did you Minnesotans think was going to happen when your fellow citizens invited the Muslims in? Did you really think the Muslims were going to watch the Vikings or the Twins play ball? When your state allowed Franken to steal Coleman’s senate seat I knew Minnesota was on it’s way to being the Kaleefornia of the upper mid-west. The land of 10,000 lakes and 10 fish.

  7. I don’t think those German citizens can legally use those firearms for self defense. SO when they do use those firearms for self defense they will be arrested and if they actually used those firearms and a perpetrator is killed….yeah they’ll be hit with a Premeditated Murder charge.

  8. Now, if we could just wake up the danged Liberal Socialists in America, the USA might stand a chance to survive this Muslim invasion! And the Hispanics from South of our border are the same problem. I’m all for “Legal” Immigration. My Dad’s Great Grandparents came here from Germany, back about 120 years ago. They came thru Ellis Island, learned and used the predominant language, while not forgetting their native tongue, they got jobs, raised families, in short, they came here to be AMERICANS! On my Mom’s side, Hessian soldiers who remained in this country after the Revolutionary War intermarried with Native Americans, and, again, they settled down, learned the language, and became AMERICANS! So, why do the people whom we elect to administer our great country feel the need to throw open our borders, provide benefits to those who come here with rape and pillage in mind? Well, almost half of our elected leaders do, anyway. And, what is wrong with the thinking processes of these Liberals who ignore laws, release murderers, allow wanton theft, AND want to disarm our citizens? I mean, I know these people are idiots, but, c’mon! As for Germany, I wonder how long it will be before the UN tries to DISARM THEM? And, if German people get it into their minds to arm themselves, and their lives and property, how far behind will the French, and Italians, and Spaniards be? I’m guessing the Dutch and Scandinavians will just light up another doobie, smile, and take it up the, well, you know. So much for Globalization and World Wide Disarming of the population! I say GOOD FOR GERMANY! It’s about bloody time you people woke up! America doesn’t need to rescue Europe, AGAIN…

  9. It is looking like “their chickens are coming home to roust”. So, your liberal approach to managing people [illegal AND legal immigrants] isn’t working for you as well as our management in sanctuary states? None of this is new science to most, it’s just those that don’t learn from the “mistakes of others” have to RE-learn it again for their history, but at the cost of everyone.

  10. Where the German people screwed up was letting Hitler disarm them and then get them into WWII. German people are innovative and great craftsmen, but are naive when it comes to picking leaders. My ancestry is German, and I am ashamed that Germans have lost their individuality and are so easily led astray. It is time they stand up for themselves and practice self defense. The freaking government can not put a police officer with every individual, nor should they have to. Each person should be willing and able to protect themselves.

  11. You a little bit downplayed the fact that we are talking “german small firearms” here, like signal, irritant, and alarm pistols. No true patriotic redneck would liked to be caught with one of those toys. Germans still are not really able to get “real guns” without paying at least $220 for permits, describe WHY they need one and run through another dozen hoops. So if you are a “normal” citizen, you still will not get one.
    But “Germans are arming themselves” sounds so much better. LOL

  12. I’m partly a German-Austrian and Ukrainian-Russian Jew. My people have be downtrodden and exterminated in Europe. I am an American. I married a Roman Catholic woman, 50 years ago. One of her grandfathers came to this country from Lithuania a long time ago. When the Soviets dropped the Iron Curtain over Lithuania, and frowned upon the Roman Catholic religion, my wife’s Lithuanian grampa, sponsored the new Lithuanian escapees, called D.P.’s. My wife’s Lithuanian grampa, served in the US Navy during WWI on a cruiser. I love and venerate this man, even though he has passed away. My wife loves him too.

  13. Yes. The invasion of Europe by Moslems occurred because Obama withdrew all the troops from Iraq. Let us not forget that Bush got rid of Saddam who was at war with Iran. John Tenant then head of the CIA and a Clinton apointee told Bush that Iraq had nuclear weapons which encouraged Bush to invade Iraq. And how about John Brennan as head of the CIA. When he was station chief in Saudi Arabia he approved the visas for the 911 attackers over objections of his entire staff. By the way Brennan is a Moslem.

  14. At least the Mexicans aren’t Moslems. Since they are Christian, there is hope of civilizing the worst of them. Others are quite nice and hard working.

  15. The laws in the country now work against common sense. We can blame it on the laws and judges who give voice to theses deviants. We no longer can define what normal is and we are close to a. breakdown of this society. Every deviant or bazar person has rights to his behavior and the rest of us must go along with this nonsense. What about our rights to believe the Bible? These laws violate our rights to our individual beliefs and freedoms. A country that has no standards is a free for all and will not stand.

  16. I have held a state issued Concealed Carry License or Permit for 40 years, My personal arms, including rifles have never killed or injured anything other than paper targets. Strange, but true, something that members of the anti gun set will likely never understand.

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