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German interior minister vows to toughen gun laws after suspected coup plot



German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said the country’s gun laws must be tightened after police foiled a suspected coup attempt by a far-right group last week.

These “are not harmless lunatics but suspected terrorists who are now in custody,” Faeser said in an interview with the Bild am Sonntag Newspaper published on Sunday.

Police on Wednesday arrested 25 people on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. Those arrested belonged to a “terrorist organization” that was prepared to commit acts of violence to achieve its goals, the German attorney general said.

Authorities must “apply maximum pressure” to remove their weapons, Faeser was quoted as saying by Bild.

He said the German government “will soon further tighten gun laws,” according to the report.

The conspirators include members of the extremists Reichsburger (Citizens of the Reich), which refuses to recognize the modern German state and seeks to replace it with a new authoritarian system.





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