It’s a common enough story that (again) shows that people who want to murder will always find a way, regardless of the laws.
A local man with a criminal record of violent offenses drove into Imatra (Finnland), around midnight on Saturday and took an illegally obtained hunting rifle from the trunk of his car, ignored the laws against murder, fired four or five shots (probably violating at least a city ordinance) into the presumably unarmed yet, law abiding, victims.
Seemingly satisfied with his work the 23-year-old stopped at that point and apparently waited for capture by the police.
The article mentions that Finnland is seeking an exemption from the European Union’s draconian gun laws based on “defensive needs.” Does this mean that the people of Finnland realize that a distributed threat is best addressed with distributed security?
Kind of sounds like it.
Finland shares an 833-mile (1,340 km) border with Russia and has sought exceptions from proposed European Union restrictions on firearms, citing defense needs.