Is Europe Grasping For Gun Rights?

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from America’s 1st Freedom,

In July, I spent the better part of two weeks crisscrossing Western Europe, visiting nearly a dozen countries. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Sipping cappuccino on the Champs Elysees, tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain, taking selfies of me propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa—that’s the trip of a lifetime!

There’s a lot happening across the European continent these days, and not all of it is bad. The political landscape is changing fast, owing to a wave of populist sentiment increasing almost everywhere. Perhaps some of it can be attributed to the president of the United States, and European voters deciding their entrenched bureaucrats could use a shakeup of their own. Whatever it is, I wanted to talk to average people across Europe to see what they think of it all.

Here’s the short version. In 12 days I visited Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Monaco, Italy, the Vatican, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria. Everywhere I went, I interviewed people about the state of things in Europe, and I was truly shocked by one thing in particular—the number of people who told me they envy America for its Second Amendment.

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