If these jihadis couldn’t have guns legally, they would get them illegally, but this shows the abject failure of the French state to keep control of this problem, which, of course, they have brought upon themselves by pursuing policies of unrestricted Muslim immigration combined with no demands for assimilation.
“France allows 100 terror suspects to own firearms: Authorities admit shocking security blunder two weeks after known gun enthusiast attacked police in Paris,” by Jay Akbar, Mailonline, July 6, 2017 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):
Some 100 terror suspects legally own firearms in France, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has said.
His announcement comes two weeks after a known gun enthusiast rammed a car filled with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
Jihadist Adam Djaziri was the only one killed but the attack raised questions over how the 31-year-old legally possessed firearms despite being flagged as a potential radical Islamist two years ago.
Interior Minister Gerard Collomb’s announcement comes two weeks after a known gun enthusiast rammed a car (pictured) filled with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on the Champs-Elysees
In an interview with Le Figaro newspaper two days after the June 19 incident, Collomb said he had asked for a probe into similar cases.
During a Senate hearing on a proposed new anti-terrorism law, Collomb said they ‘identified about 100’ individuals who, like Djaziri, were registered gun owners despite being on a watchlist for extremism.
He said: ‘The person who wanted to commit that attack was on file and, at the same time, was the legal owner of firearms. This is a sign of disfunction.’ [sic]…