Munich's Lord Mayor wants to close loopholes in gun law

Sporting weapons, about dts
Sporting weapons, about dts
Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter demands that local authorities must in future have to exchange information about who is keeping weapons in their area of ​​responsibility.

"Spiegel" reports in its new issue. The SPD politician made this request in a letter to the President of the German Association of Cities.

The reason for the initiative is the lack of information flow in the case of the Hanau attacker Tobias R., who shot ten people and himself in February. R. "lived in Munich for several years and also kept his firearms here, but without being legally registered in Munich," writes Reiter. “The Main-Kinzig-Kreis, as the responsible weapons authority, was aware of the fact that R. was keeping his firearms in Munich” - but not the Munich authorities. In Bavarian weapons authorities, it is "common practice to inform colleagues on site when firearms are stored outside", according to Reiter. "However, there is no legal obligation to transmit this information." In this respect, the question arises as to "whether there is a need for improvements in gun law under security law". Reiter suggests adding the storage location to the national weapons register.