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    Another 22 year old male expresses himself with a firearm in a shopping mall: Denmark mall shooting: number of people dead, police say | CP24.com
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    Sad to see.
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    More madness.
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    Would this have made the news if it happened in the US? It'd be headline news for a fortnight if it happened here.
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    We live in an angry world.
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    Now let’s see how they respond as a nation. More like Oz, or more like us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    Now let’s see how they respond as a nation. More like Oz, or more like us?
    They already have strict gun laws so such events are already rare there.

    Stricter gun laws don't entirely prevent mass killings. They just make them rarer and limited access to the worst weapons helps to limit the extent of the slaughter.
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    From the BeeB
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    • A 22-year-old man will appear in a Danish court later charged with killing three people in a Copenhagen shopping centre
    • Two Danish teenagers, both aged 17, and a 47-year-old Russian citizen residing in Denmark, died in the shooting on Sunday
    • Four people, including two Swedish citizens, were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. One remains in a critical condition, officials say
    • The suspect has a history of mental health issues, Thomassen says
    • The victims appeared to have been randomly targeted and there was nothing to indicate it was an act of terror, he adds
    • Police are investigating videos posted online showing a young man posing with weapons

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-62031793

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    They already have strict gun laws so such events are already rare there.

    Stricter gun laws don't entirely prevent mass killings. They just make them rarer and limited access to the worst weapons helps to limit the extent of the slaughter.
    Again from the Beeb
    We've heard lots about the fallout from yesterday's gun attack in Copenhagen, but just how common is this kind of ambush in Denmark?
    The short answer is not very. The last time a militant attack was carried out in the Scandinavian country was February 2015, when a 22-year-old man opened fire on two separate occasions across the same day in Copenhagen. He killed two people in total and wounded six police officers.
    The perpetrator began shooting at the Krudttoenden cultural centre, during a freedom of speech event, before going on to shoot someone outside a Jewish synagogue in the city centre. He was eventually shot dead by police.
    At the time, local and international media branded it the "worst attack on Danish soil for decades
    Betty Kandindima, from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation in Copenhagen, told BBC Radio 5 Live earlier that the main difference between the two incidents was the police's ability to stop the suspect this time around.
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    Police say the shooter was armed with a rifle, a pistol and a knife, and while the guns are not believed to be illegal, the suspect did not have a licence for them.
    But what are Denmark's gun laws?
    Denmark has restrictive gun laws that are regulated by the Ministry of Justice and the European Commission.
    Civilians are banned from owning full automatic firearms, while semi-automatic weapons and handguns are only allowed with special authorisation, according to Gun Policy, a group focused on gun control.
    Applicants for a gun owner’s licence are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting or target shooting.
    An applicant for a licence must pass a background check which considers criminal and mental health records.

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