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Europe attacks prompt gun permit demand

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>> Europe is arming itself from guns to pepper spray. European countries seeing a such applications for weapons of self-defense. Results of recent violent attacks across the continent most recently in Venice and in Southern Germany. Correspondent John Miller says people are feeling anxious about their safety.>> What we're hearing from gun industry representatives, from gun shop owners is that there is a heightened level of unease amongst people, people concerned about the ability of authorities to perhaps protect them and so they are looking at new alternatives for themselves.
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>> But Europe's gun ownership still remains a fraction of that across the pond.
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atistics in the US show per capita rates of more than a 100 weapons per 100 people. That's more than twice Switzerland and over three times Austria and Germany, and France. In countries like Germany and France, it's not easy to get your hands on a gun and police checks can take over a year.
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Even when you do, it needs to be stored at home. Weapons train is advising it would probably be more effective to get a guard dog or an alarm system.