After "Reichsbürger" raid: Buschmann rejects tightening of gun laws

Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann spoke out against the tightening of gun laws announced by Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) after the raid in the "Reichsbürger" milieu.

After "Reichsbürger" raid: Buschmann rejects tightening of gun laws

Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann spoke out against the tightening of gun laws announced by Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) after the raid in the "Reichsbürger" milieu. "We have strict gun laws in Germany," said the FDP politician to the editorial network Germany. "But even the strictest gun laws don't really help when people get guns illegally. We need to enforce our existing laws better."

But Buschmann supports the interior minister's plans to make it easier to remove civil servants from public service if they behave unconstitutionally - especially if the civil servants have access to weapons. "It is crucial that we identify people with anti-state sentiment early and remove them from public service," he said. "As a result, they no longer have access to weapons. That's an important point." The traffic light parties had already agreed on this project in the coalition agreement. You will "find a reasonable solution".

At the same time, Buschmann emphasized that removal from public service should only happen "in exceptional cases, when it is clear that someone does not stand on the ground of the free-democratic basic order and is pursuing extremist tendencies". Even if things have to be done quickly in case of doubt, "effective legal protection and the right to be heard by the person concerned remain indispensable".

Last Wednesday, the federal prosecutor's office had 25 suspected "Reich citizens" arrested. She accuses 22 of them of being a member of a terrorist organization that wanted to overthrow the political system. According to reports, the conspirators wanted to form 286 "homeland security companies" that would also carry out arrests and executions after a coup.

Overall, the raid "showed that our security authorities work very well and effectively," said the justice minister.

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