By now, you’ve likely heard about the numerous sexual attacks that occurred in Germany during New Year’s celebrations — apparently perpetrated mostly by immigrants from North Africa. Fox News reports police in the German city of Cologne are saying 516 criminal complaints have been filed in connection these attacks, including over 200 allegations of sexual offenses.
In the aftermath of this surge in sexual attacks, Europeans are seeing another surge — and it might not be what you expected.
As the New York Post reports:
Europeans — especially women and cops — are stocking up on guns for personal protection in the wake of the New Year’s Eve refugee sex attacks.
he number of gun permits issued has recently quadrupled in Germany and Austria after the attacks in Cologne and Salzburg, according to the weapons industry.
“Women customers include waitresses that need to get home in the evening, and women that walk dogs regularly in the evenings. We are also seeing some coming in to buy them for their daughters,” Gerhard Fuchs, a gunsmith in Innsbruck, Austria, told Central European News.
Vienna Mayor Michael Haupl has promised to deploy 1,000 additional cops to patrol the streets — but many say that is too little, too late after about 200,000 asylum-seekers entered the country in recent months.
One in three criminals in Austria are foreigners, according to 2014 figures by the Interior Ministry. In Vienna, it was almost every other criminal.
On Saturday, hundreds of anti-Muslim demonstrators attacked cops in Cologne, carried signs reading, “Rapefugees Not Welcome” and shouted, “Merkel out” — denouncing the open-door policy of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who welcomed 1.1 million refugees and migrants to Germany in 2015.
Meanwhile, even as we watch all of this unfold in Europe, our president continues to insist on the double-whammy of increasing the number of refugees we welcome — despite known gaps in our ability to screen them properly — and trying to take away our guns.