Less than a week after the March shooting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel [official profile] said in a radio interview [transcript, in German] that the German government must more strictly enforce its gun-control laws [JURIST report]. Under German law, stored guns must be locked [DW report] in safes. Merkel asked parents and educators to be vigilant in keeping guns out of children's hands and mentioned the possibility of random checks to make sure weapons are properly stored. Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble [BBC profile] said last week that tightening Germany's gun-control laws would not eliminate youth gun violence [Reuters report]. Schaeuble called Germany's gun-control laws among the world's strictest [Reuters report].
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