November 3rd. On the evening of the 2nd local time, a shooting occurred in the center of Vienna, the Austrian capital, killing at least 2 people and injuring 15 others.
The Austrian Minister of the Interior said he was convinced that this was a terrorist attack. CNN reported that Austria has the most relaxed gun control laws in Europe, with an average of 30 guns per 100 people.
CNN reported that a total of six locations in Vienna were attacked that night, and the suspects used weapons, including semi-automatic rifles. Many people expressed confusion as to how the suspect obtained these weapons. In fact, according to the monitoring website GunPolicy.org
Austria has the most liberal gun control laws in Europe. Individuals can own guns, including pistols, continuous-fire shotguns, and semi-automatic weapons, for many reasons, including self-defense, under the conditions of a license, provided that they pass a background check.
In addition, according to data from the “Small Arms Survey” research organization in Geneva, Switzerland, Austria ranks 12th among the countries with the most guns in the world, with an average of 30 guns per 100 people, similar to Lebanon and Iceland. The United States owns 120 guns per 100 people.
The country with the most guns in Europe is North Macedonia, with an average of 39.1 guns per 100 people.
SITE intelligence group quoted by the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 3rd, the “jihadists” issued a statement responsible for the attack in Vienna on the evening of the 2nd
in retaliation for Austria’s participation in the international coalition attack led by the United States. The action of the “Islamic State”.