This article about a French Jeweler, who was being beaten at gunpoint during a robbery, is in jail for shooting the robber has a neat little factoid in it:
In a country where gun violence is rare but
armed robbery is increasingly common, the shooting – and the formal
charges of voluntary homicide – have placed the government in a
So armed robbery isn’t gun violence? I thought that maybe the armed robbery was with a weapon other than a firearm, but no:
The robbery was carried out with a shotgun, he said. It wasn’t clear whether Asli and the accomplice both had firearms.
In fact, the article is filled with examples of firearm robberies. That can’t be. You see, the anti-gun crowd here in the US tells us that there is no gun crime in Europe because guns are illegal.
Yet the sister of the 19-year-old who was killed says Turk shot him in the back and deserves prison.
“He shot a kid in the back. He’s a traitor, he’s a coward,” said Alexandra Asli, his older sister.Asli,
who was shot dead in the street outside the jewelry store, had been
convicted 14 times in juvenile court, according to Eric Bedos, the Nice