A 13-year-old boy in Hungary obtained a gun licence through a client portal. The case was investigated by the police and his certificate was revoked over than a month later.
A gun for a 13-year-old?
A 13-year-old boy smoothly obtained a gun licence through a client portal without any difficulties. The child already possessed an alarm pistol, which he bought with his pocket money in a gun shop in Budapest. Under the law, minors are allowed to purchase a gun in Hungary.
The boy’s parents knew about the gun, but they did not allow him to take it along when leaving the house. The boy spent days browsing the Internet on how he could acquire an official permit, and due to a system malfunction, his quest was successful.
“We thought he stood no chance to get a certificate, so we let him get on with it. On the website, you had to enter your personal information and the details of the gas gun. As he’s only 13, I was positive he’d get caught in the system’s filter, as age is a prerequisite for a gun licence. Then one morning, the postman knocked at our door handing over a plastic card in an envelope with my son’s name, the type of gun and the serial number,” recalled the boy’s shocked father.
The case came to light when the boy lost his licence. The police launched an investigation and interviewed the head of the family. The Budapest Police Headquarters told Blikk that an administrative error had occurred.
Zsolt Kardos, the manager of a gun shop in Debrecen, said, “Buying a pistol today is like taking a sweater off the shelf in the shop. Anyone can do it.”
More than a month-long investigation closed
Interior Minister Sándor Pintér said that the investigation has been closed. “Due to an administrative error, the competent authority did not legally issue a permit for a minor to carry a gas and alarm weapon for self-defence purposes,” said Bence Rétvári, Minister of State and Ágnes Vadai, member of the Democratic Coalition.
Pintér added that it was an unprecedented case. According to the Interior Minister, the licence was withdrawn on 29 March, writes 24.hu.
As our Politicians keep on saying – we’re under attack! The world is going to hell!
Heeding some Fox News advice – we should probably all be getting a gun?
Speaking of which – not a beep from our Politicians regarding their old BFF Mr. Carlson. At one point, I thought he’d be up for a Hungarian national award or honorary citizenship or something.
Weapons don’t kill. People do.
And weapon restrictions only restrict the law abiding anyways.
Criminals, “surprise”, break the law, so they’ll have weapons.
And in this case too, nothing bad happened, because the 13 years of boy wasn’t a diabolical, leftist, trans activist, that wants to exterminate humanity, but a normal, mentally stable minor.
Oh, calm down. It was a “gas gun,” which is more useless (for self-defense) than no gun at all.
Guns don’t kill people? People with guns kill people!
What is the big hysteria? It was not a firearm. It was a gas gun;