Donald Trump :
“Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?”
“When you look at Paris, you know, the toughest gun laws in the world, nobody had guns except for the bad guys, nobody. Nobody had guns, and they were just shooting them one by one.”(1)
Here is a short on France’s gun laws.
Not all that restrictive…..
‘In France, only licensed gun owners (for certain arms) may
lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or
‘Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in France are
required to establish a genuine reason to possess a
firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, personal
‘Minimum Age for Firearm Possession’
The minimum age for gun ownership in France is 18 years
(except for sports shooters that are between 12 and 18
‘CompareGun Owner Background Checks’
An applicant for a firearm licence in France must pass a
background check which considers criminal, mental and
‘CompareReference Required for Firearm Licence’
‘In France, third party character references for each gun
licence applicant are not required’.
‘ComparePartner to be Advised or Interviewed’
In France, licensing authorities are not required to
conduct interviews with, or to advise an applicant’s
spouse, partner, or next of kin before issuing a gun
‘CompareDomestic Violence and Firearms’
‘Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family
violence exists, the law in France does not stipulate that
a gun licence should be denied or revoked’.
‘CompareGun Owner Licensing Period’
‘In France, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for
their firearm licence every five years’.