Spain’s right wing party seeks looser arms control laws

Jul 6, 2019 | Featured

Spain’s fifth largest party, with 24 seats out of 350 in Parliament, campaigned this year on a promise to make it so Spaniards could use guns for self-defense and even carry permitted concealed handguns.

Fox News has this:

The leader of Spain’s far-right Vox party says that Spaniards should be allowed to possess firearms and use them for self-defense without legal consequences. . . .

Santiago Abascal says that “the concept of legitimate defense needs to be widened” in Spain.

Abascal is Vox’s candidate in the upcoming general election on April 28. He has bragged in the past about carrying a handgun himself because his family was for years a target of the Basque militant group ETA.

The 42-year-old politician says laws should allow those without criminal records to have a firearm at home and use it to face “real life-threatening situations.” . . .