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Bow and arrow attack shows it’s the person, not the weapon

Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) took to Twitter after the bow and arrow attack in Norway to claim that attacks come from people, not certain weapons.

The New York Times reported that a man with a bow and arrow killed five people in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday.

boebert tweeted“A man in Norway just killed a bunch of people with a bow and arrow. Norway has some of the strictest gun laws out there, but mass murders still happen.”

GunPolicy.org from the University of Sydney lists Norway’s leading policy on weapons as ‘restrictive’.

There is no guaranteed right to keep and carry weapons in Norway and possession of weapons that have been approved by the government is only possible through licenses. And the process for obtaining a gun license includes “[establishing] a real reason to own a firearm, e.g. hunting, target shooting, collecting, personal protection, security”, passing a background check, which includes submitting “third party character credentials” and passing firearms safety tests, among others.

The Associated Press

Police on the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)

All privately owned weapons must be registered in Norway and possession of ammunition also requires a permit.

Norway has also established rules for the storage of private firearms and ammunition.

Boebert closed her tweet with typing“Liberals need to understand that it’s not the weapon – it’s the criminal doing the deed!”

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