A German opinion poll has revealed that almost two-thirds of respondents carry a mace or a weapon to protect themselves from a possible assault. One-third admitted that “foreigners and refugees” are the groups of people they fear the most.
The past few years have seen a significant increase in the number of the German citizens who have acquired weapons permits; in December 2017, more than 557,000 Germany obtained such a document, the news network Deutsche Welle reported.
Purchases of non-lethal gas pistols, stun guns, defensive blinding flashlights and gas spray are on the rise in Germany, where at least 23 percent of the population feel “very unsafe”, according to a survey conducted by the German pollster Infratest dimap.
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