WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Storting, the Norwegian Parliament, should repeal immediately that nation’s restrictive firearms control laws,” gun law expert John M. Snyder said here today.
“The Norwegian Government should allow law-abiding citizens to acquire, carry and use the guns they need to protect themselves and their loved ones from mass murderers and other violent criminals,” he added.
Snyder is the Gun Dean here in the United States, according to Human Events.
Snyder noted the Norwegian gun control laws did not prevent the recent mass murder of about 70 civilians near Oslo. However, they did prevent innocent citizens from being able to stop or interrupt the slaughter.
Currently, Norwegians must get a government permit to own a firearm legally and give government officials a reason for wanting the gun. Norwegian policy prevents citizens from acquiring automatic firearms, although the alleged mass murderer used a semiautomatic firearm which reportedly had been converted to a fully automatic firearm.
“The gun laws had no effect at all on preventing the mass murder,” said Snyder. “They did prevent anyone from legally stopping or interrupting the killing. It took police an hour and a half to get to the scene of the horror, during which time the murderer picked off the innocent one by one. As The Telegraph of the United Kingdom pointed out, there was ‘no one able to stop him.’
“Restrictive gun laws are the products of sheer idiocy. Hopefully, the Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, and King Harald will demonstrate they hold dear the right to life of Norwegians. Let them encourage the Storting to free Norway from this oppressive idiocy and allow Norwegians to acquire, carry and use the guns they need to defend life.”