Norway experimented with arming its police for a while and now politicians want the guns back locked in squad cars, over protests by the Norwegian cops, who not unsurprisingly like having the guns at the ready.
Norway is big on hunting and there is a high level on gun ownership compared to the rest of Europe. Gun violence, with the exception of one horrific right-wing shooter, has been almost non-existent.
Given the possibilities of terror attacks in Europe, and the terror incident they have already had, you have to wonder why the politicians are so eager to disarm the cops. ( Liberal political correctness is big in Norway, at least among the ruling elites, that’s all I can think of)
Meanwhile, as of last October Convicted Norwegian far-right mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has threatened to go on hunger strike “until death” over his “deteriorating” living conditions, in what many would consider something of a resort in terms of prison life.
Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison for unleashing in a series of attacks against Norwegian civilians on July 22 2011, mostly teenagers. Initially he killed eight people by setting off a van bomb in the government quarter in Oslo, and then shot dead 69 participants of a Workers’ Youth League (AUF) summer camp on the island of Utoya.