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After a raid in the "Reichsbürger" milieu: Minister of Justice Buschmann rejects tightening of gun laws


Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has announced stricter gun laws after the latest blow to the »Reichsbürger« milieu. However, the Ministry of Justice is not very enthusiastic about the plan.

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Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann: The raid on the "Reichsbürger" milieu "showed that our security authorities work very well and effectively"


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Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann spoke out against the tightening of gun laws announced by Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) after the raid in the "Reichsbürger" milieu.

"We have strict gun laws in Germany," said the FDP politician to the editorial network Germany (RND).

“But even the strictest gun laws don't really help when people get guns illegally.

We need to do a better job of enforcing our existing law.«

However, Buschmann supports the interior minister's plan to remove civil servants more easily from the public service if they behave unconstitutionally - especially if the civil servants have access to weapons.

"It is crucial that we identify people with anti-state sentiment early and remove them from public service," he said.

“So they no longer have access to guns either.

That is an important point."

The traffic light parties had already agreed on this project in the coalition agreement.

You will "find a reasonable solution".

At the same time, Buschmann emphasized that removal from public service should only happen “in exceptional cases, when it is clear that someone does not stand on the ground of the free-democratic basic order and is pursuing extremist tendencies”.

Even if things have to be done quickly in case of doubt, “effective legal protection and the right to be heard by the person concerned remain indispensable”.

Federal prosecutors arrested 25 people last Wednesday, including former officers and police officers.

She accuses 22 of those arrested of being a member of a terrorist organization that wanted to overthrow the political system.

Three arrested are considered supporters.

Overall, the raid "showed that our security authorities work very well and effectively," said the justice minister.

“They tracked down this suspected terrorist organization and gathered evidence.

And they made sure early on that these people couldn't endanger anyone.«


Source: spiegel

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