German right-wing leader backs citizens’ right to arm themselves

by Reuters  |  published on August 20, 2016

The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has spoken out in favor of people arming themselves with guns and self-defense devices following a series of violent attacks last month.

The anti-immigrant AfD has won growing popular support in Germany due in part to Europe’s migrant crisis, which has seen more than 1 million refugees arrive over the past year, and it now has seats in eight of Germany’s 16 state assemblies.

After two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month, Germans are on edge and the AfD is expected to make a strong showing in votes next month in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

“Many people are increasingly feeling unsafe. Every law-abiding citizen should be in a position to defend themselves, their family and their friends,” Frauke Petry told the Funke Media Group in an interview published on Saturday.

“We all know how long it takes until the police can get to the scene, especially in sparsely populated places,” she said.

  • wes

    And unarmed citizenry are slaves and subjects, subject to the whims and dictates of your elite government. And, just playthings and sextoys for all the muslims your government is determined to bring in.

  • Rodney Steward

    This is the second European country talking about rearming, Engand, and now Germany, Merkel, YOU’VE GOTTA GOOO!! She’s the worst thing since Hitler!

  • SD of AZ

    Vote the NWO Merkel out and send the immigrants back to their countries of origin. Help them in place, do not import them anywhere! That includes the US!!!!

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