Skip to comments.Question of the Day: Who Knew Automatic Rifles and Grenades Were Legal in Belgium?
Posted on 12/15/2011 5:26:47 PM PST by marktwain
Ex-convict Nordine Amrani went on a shooting and hand grenade spree in a public square in Liege, Belgium Tuesday after first killing someone at his home. Three were murdered at the square during the attack and one died later. Armed with grenades and an automatic assault rifle, Amrani killed two teenaged boys and a 17-month-old baby on a square crowded with school-children and lunch-hour Christmas shoppers before shooting himself in the head. Belgian politicians are now lining up to express their horror and quicker than a Kardashian gets divorced call for tougher gun laws
Whats that? It sounded like you said, I thought Belgium, like all enlightened European countries, already had some of the toughest gun laws in the western world. Well, youre right about that. But as an AFP story in theprovince.com reports, that doesnt seem to matter.
New Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo will detail government proposals before the parliament later Thursday after calls for a tightening of laws on weapons trafficking and an examination of whether to re-examine rules on repeat offenders.
Belgiums gun laws were drastically tightened after two racially-driven murders in 2006 by a far-right 18-year-old, but new Home Affairs Minister Joelle Milquet this week expressed alarm over an increasing number of weapons available illegally.
Because as we all know, more gun laws always affect criminals first and foremost. But maybe just maybe the problem here wasnt the lack of laws on the books.
The 33-year-old Amrani, who had a passion for arms, was well known to police before he went on the rampage, with a record dating back to childrens courts and charges for drug dealing, petty theft, illegal arms possession, and even a conviction for rape.
It will be hard to make automatic rifles and grenades any more illegal in Belgium. But as was the case involving the murder of a New York City police officer, another option one that wont require Belgiums undoubtedly overworked public servants to pass more unanimously passed legislation will be to enforce the laws already on the books, and keep known felons in jail.
Although it’s difficult to find this in print, the perp in this case was upset over the sentences handed out to two parents, convicted of orchestrating an honor killing...of their daughter. The parents got their kids to kill their sister. The kids got sentenced too.
So the news reports all say, gee, motive unknown, mentally unstable, maybe drugs were involved. No terror links, even though hand grenades are an uncommon commodity.
I think it was Sudden Jihad Syndrome personally.
You are, of course, Mr Twain, correct.
The criminals and the nut jobs will always be armed if they so desire............I don’t know what about that is so hard for so many people to understand. The Second Amendment is about giving us the right to protect ourselves from these criminals—and from the government if the need ever arises.
It takes two to catch me cause I'm gunna deny it.
I have a grenade on my desk ,it has a tag that says “take a number”
The only question for the politicians there is whether or not one of their own was at risk, and if not they won't do anything except pass some amendment to an existing law.
Oh right, tougher laws. Like automatic weapons and grenades are not outlawed in the European Union?? Look at England and how much more gun crime is there since their ban on guns. The more they’re banned the more the criminal element grows.
Is the number on it 2 and the fist spot a burned black spot?
So was this an Islamicist angry at a pedophile, or a pedophile angry at an Islamicist?
The policy needs to be: if he’s too dangerous to own a gun, then he’s too dangerous to be loose on the street.
Obviously Belgium isn’t serious about gun control. What they need is a law that requires that every house be thoroughly ransacked by the national police at least once a year.
Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides,
For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
(He bought some land that doubled the size of the US paying 42 cents per acre in 2010 dollars)
Islam does not even consider pedophilia to be bad. The prophet Mohamed married a girl and consummated the marriage with her when she was nine. His acts are all considered to be an example to be followed by all Muslims.
My best guess is that it was a case of sudden jihad syndrome.
If you take a second look, you will see that the correct answer to my question is: both.
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