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finally found a feed in a safe space for elephants in western brazil she's estimated to be over 50 years old but she's still not too long in the task to have fun. coming up in just a moment ago documentary new gun love i'm told me a lot of thought thanks for watching. here france dear antonio there's a scene here when your mother was born in 1969 the world was already 8 years old and you know my grandchildren were born after the wall fell born in reno find your . 3 generations one family on a journey through recent german history and the birth. this starts november 6th on d w. i
never thought i'd find myself doing something like this my name's by gosh steinbrenner and i'm a reporter but today i'm a freedom fighter and my mission is to take the enemy's base. and with some 500 comrades in arms all armed to the teeth at a former military base near mocked evoke. with the covering fire shoot. compulsory military service ended in germany in 2011 but more and more people are getting into guns. what is a weapon like this do to you and to me that's what i want to find out that's my choice thanks kate.
of course we aren't using lethal weapons these are air soft guns looking credibly real and cost around a $1000.00 euros each. they only fire small plastic bottles. but it still hurts. i got here as my 1st one more and i'm out. of all of them to all the other popular shooting games include laser tag and paint ball the bullets are still quite high velocity which is why we only wear goggles and you can't play until you're 18. the demand is huge here in mt about alone the number of players has increased 10 fold since 2013.
everybody seems to know what to do apart from me i'm a complete novice. notion i'm actually pretty stupid here but it's not something that comes naturally to me i'm a civilian at heart. military service wasn't for me i refused and did civilian service instead and then i presented a good show. but as a journalist now of course i'm curious where does this new love of guns come from. ok ok can we take a short break here. so muscle group the crazy monkeys does this a long as nobody what excites you why do you like it because when more you with your pals overseas but it's all about strategy it's just great fronts this is not
playing a war between you. it's really hard to say. no we don't want war . ok the weapons look real well you shouldn't just run across the road with one 0 it is example that's why we're in an enclosed space here you should only play with your guns here we comply with very strict rules if we didn't there be no game . so cops and robbers for grownups ok got it but what's it like to carry a real gun i designed to visit a high 9 funds police academy to find out. if you're ready. for your signal. in me. this is target practice for giuliana my she's 20 and in her 2nd year as a police training. it was. she's using her
future service weapon and of course live ammunition. it takes 3 years to become a qualified police officer thank you thank you thank you thank. you. off i've often. while that still pretty lousy business you can still the deal is now you know you're right. and so how do you feel when you're practicing are you nervous for an offer that as a chairman was as well you know it's a practice situation but you still get into rental in russia and you do get nervous i'm always nervous when i'm here but you also learn to respect the gun ok but it's good time with the weapon is also part of your job isn't it as jobs it's just the timing of course it gives you security and you have a weapon to use if you have to. go out have you ever had
a situation where you had to use your gun and most of the things i mean i was once in a situation i was just one step away from using guns you stand there you're full of adrenaline trembling pumped full of adrenaline and then of course it's difficult to just aim at the arms and legs so she isn't the 1st visit that means when you actually doctor or so right there's an extra extremely tense situation that's going on inside you. to get tunnel vision with but you don't notice what's happening around you it's a really crazy stressful situation. to prepare officers for situations like this recruits receive legal and ethical training in addition to weapons handling. the task today is to disassemble and reassemble the weapon using only a practice pistol of course.
affect. the band 1st a 1000000000. dollars go outside and have some handling training. again with practice weapons and no ammunition. so when you're facing straight ahead you should always know where your weapon. disappointing without looking. for is a billy club we'll start with a got. the gun and take up a firing position. and so i've already been shot. that's what. so you got your pepper spray put your thumb in their holder like a gun put your thumb in there with them you press it.
you can be trained to handle a weapon i couldn't imagine using a real gun in an emergency. so if you are going to see any of that here. i and most people in germany today find carrying a gun unthinkable but what was it like before when there were no gun laws. that is about it today i'm on my way to school to find out to all has the only museum in europe for handguns. guns have been manufactured here in the thuringian forest since the middle ages in the museum you can see many firearms made by local gunsmiths its real craftsmanship then industrialization made guns more affordable and they could be found in almost every household. journalist and gun expert lars being closed off knows all about germany's relationship with these weapons.
what is the most common gun some people took part at revolvers with them on long journeys in every village at a police sentry but seeing a police patrol on the road as we do today was very uncommon private. ok smells like iron and rust. but what else did you have with you this is a classic gun and. cyclists. to have some of them can be bought a success or bicycle shop supplies of others were sold together with bicycles who would have shot that's what they're supposed to chase dogs away they didn't take kindly to the newly developed bicycle of the sort of revolver was part of your cycle kit at the time things like pumps are repaired tools are today. it was a very different times like. but after the world war defeats and the peace movement
of the 1980 s. guns largely disappeared from our everyday lives peaceful germany i always imagined it to be so but is that still true. the message that it's the number suggests there's a revival of god it's like the blanks and hunting licenses where's that come from china why qantas doesn't as it has no interest is increased because people feel they need the extra security events exported by the media like new year's eve in cologne they've also contributed to this. that's the legal side what's the situation on the illegal side is that growing to so on a pistol out of out of. this is a water p.p. a typical police pistol from the last war tens of thousands of lives have been traded on the black markets and rise as a result christine just has to come in so i could buy one relatively easily from the black market sure. legal guns have only been registered nationally since 2013 there are 6000000 registered in germany and experts think there are at least
10000000 illegal guns left unregistered some even say up to 30000000. how easy is it for me to get a firearm in germany. i have an appointment with helmet me. game and ring a bell. but hello mr outta me i'm here to have a little look around. british. helmet is a 6th generation gunsmith in his workshop he mainly makes high precision hunting weapons he makes all the barrels breeches and chambers here. fine rifling all grooves inside the barrel stabilize the trajectory of the bullets. helmets exclusive craftsmanship is sold all over the world some of his weapons cost as much as $19000.00 euros.
to do it go ahead take it. yes it's not loaded. heavy how long to make one like this tradition between one and 4 years it always depends on the finish just 100 so you're now. clear that explains the price. so under what conditions can i buy a gun do i need. to buy a gun for me you'd need a hunting license and then you can even buy long guns anything your heart desires to get ok it's not a hunter or a shooter and i don't have a hunting license i only have an id card could i get 20 just to do if you're over 18 and i assume you are. you could buy an air rifle up to 7.5 jewels you could buy a blank or a gas gun just like shoes were photographs of ok can i see you know to sure over
here we've got some blank firing guns. does it also looks pretty real to me. walter payne 229 millimeter caliber p.a. so let me see that you go. it's heavy isn't it actually feels like a real gun but. this is a gun it's not it's a gun there's no looks like a gun too so maybe it's doing its job to scare someone. my wife won't even let me touch the kitchen knives or it's most just put this in here . that's the way they always do it. but but when you're unloading always. and it's loaded. you're going to laugh at my hands are actually a bit sweaty. this is really the 1st time i've had i think like this in my hands tied when i tried out actually firing season that would compare we can do that ok
going to be demure here come around the corner with me and put on your ear protectors or place it in good health so it'll be loud back out to take the magazine and load it cartridges. on those the other way around. i think that we're going to do you know what the magazine in the gun. will just always keep the barrel down. load not a carriage back and forth once she's going to shoot. up the safety zone. shall i reload it so that i'm ok with over time you already know it you know shoot. good heavens. it's bound to you it's going to still to win there. you know.
if you're going to shoot again 6. this really is something else. this thing is so loud and although i know it's firing blanks honestly i have a lot of respect for it despite that. sectionals only. i can carry my pistol with me unless the safety catches on to carry small arms within reach you need a small gun license which is becoming more and more popular the number of small license holders has more than doubled since 2013 with a huge increase since 2015. so i know i've got my blanket neatly packed so i can carry it with me but just to remind you anyone over 18 can buy something like this. but anyone who buys a gun illegally isn't interested in the law.
in germany a one year weapons amnesty ended in mid twenty's 18 illegal guns could be handed over to the police with impunity here at the bomb disposal center in boston but there they are collected and destroyed. the business is a machine gun and in for most every machine gun you can tell that from the sound when it's fired but this is our comes out once we put it through the incinerator. will tell what it was. the guns are burned to separate the words and other materials from the steal anything left ends up in the smelter. legal guns were also surrendered during the amnesty in germany they're only allowed with a firearms ownership license and have them on you within reach you need a license to carry. those guns in germany are owned by hunters
417. 1000 hunters are listed in the gun register there are also 376000 recreational shooters and 97000 people who inherited guns but who's prepared to hand i mean. there's the classic case of a deceased grandfather who was a hunter or a sports shooter and now the weapons legally. of course there are also illegal weapons and decorative weapons that people hang over the fireplace or something. but i would say there's been a considerable process of rethinking since they've been in school shooting. people said actually we want guns out of the house after all. these are things that people can be shot dead with. here in boston verdun back alone the amnesty brought in about 14000 guns more than 5000 of them unregistered although most guns now get melted down not all of them go straight to the incinerator.
somersaulted and sent to the criminal police in stuttgart focus from the firearms recalled service has hundreds of pistols revolvers and rifles that gun seized john a wide range of investigations. he uses them to reconstruct the chronology of events. and they were either illegal property or murder weapons ok. there's a lot here. the guns 1st go to the evidence room next door that's just i mean that's one of the weapons that was handed in during the amnesty. now we have to fire it. ok because he may have been used in a crime correct. so this is our firing room ok
here we have the water tank. i think that's right given the water ensures that the markings left on the bullet by the barrel are not changed. today we're shooting a water p.-p. k. and i suspect it will be loud. that what. we're going to fire 3 shots. the bullet shoots half a metre through the water and is collected from the bottom of the tank.
because. now you can see the markings of the surface of the barrel. if you look at this under a microscope you can often see fine structures that come from the barrel and by comparing them with other projectiles you can often identify them. and identify the gun use that sensational. the federal criminal police send them to us and we compare them with our store of munitions used in criminal cases. so i brought myself a gun that doesn't need it's a blank is it really harmless you can try it. this watermelon will make a great test subject. here protectors are. ok it's come.
when descended to ft when you see how deep the shot is despite the melon being relatively hard. i wouldn't want to blank out my head. off it shots are still dangerous so you should mess around really. with boston ok kind they're definitely not toys. so owning a gun is a big responsibility who's actually suitable. and. deep dark is professor of forensic psychology in payment and a police profiler and he thinks he knows how people work especially those who are interested in comments. and it's interesting you see a lot of people showing interest very different people as a fascination but how can you tell if someone would be responsible for that sort of
a form you can't of course you have to do appropriate research would you come in here you can see that certain people groups of people are attracted to weapons knives pistols revolvers that they're fascinated but the reason to me very different and that's what you have to find out. who. has co-develop to suitability test for this purpose young gun buyers have to take it as do adult gun owners who have stood out for some reason. content of your contact with firearms. but. mentally ask about knives 1st about them and also your own pocket knives yes my pocket knife is a knife because i brought one so you have got one more thing. that we can see and i always carry it in my. case i. why do you need a pocket knife. to slice cheese off at
a picnic picnic you slice cheese him public every day there's a bottle opener in a multi-tool to. this is a dangerous object and and it weapon that you're carrying around with you did you ever think about that because i wouldn't use it against people of course at all likely against salami or cheese. are you aware of the law allowed to carry a knife under one not honestly. and that's the impression i get just tell me if any of these sentences apply to you when i'm angry i don't miss my words yes. i've done a lot of things wrong in my life. i sometimes feel like others are laughing at me i hope others laugh at me it's even if someone is unusually kind to me i get suspicious. if i get yelled at or yelled back could happen here i was
tortured animals. and everyone worms or anything else but you could just stomp on them. sometimes i imagine what a just punishment would be for those who treat me badly. i've seriously considered suicide and i know. never 9 now i haven't but you know pre-adolescent crisis ok one last question i sometimes spread rumors about people i don't like but when it wasn't easy was it myself intends to take a little break and then i'll be sweating. we'll talk again after i've done an evaluation. of these out to 2 tests have been done on tens of thousands of people including criminals and gun owners with no criminal record for the evaluation these results are compared with my answers. yeah it's been taken see i've done your going away shit. in terms of gun laws you would be
absolutely harmless. absolutely but it's off we quite often hear people say that they feel a certain fascination with weapons or the technology behind a lot of the craftsmanship and so on that's high but this doesn't mean that they want to be violent told use the weapon. know those who have a more depressive paranoid saturday me against the world but they all want something from me i don't fit into this world so. they become socially isolated withdrawn socially they represent the greatest threat in the flight not the people who are maybe fascinated by things like guns so i may even have a neurotic relationship with guns with which we would ask about it but they're not a source of great danger just because of the us. ok. having passed the test i now feel ready to finally shoot a real guy i am allowed to do this with the german rifle association an offshoot of
the american pro firearms pressure group the national rifle association. after a safety briefing from shooting instructor on about who we start with a mac not even i've heard that name before. you. know the other hand then you can the car can shoot. quite a kick my fingers are sweaty again. if you really notice something happened there it's a weapon to stop us. gets was the eof 15 semiautomatic rifle. shotgun that's a whole different lee. and you're like this. insert
the cartridge and draw back. the winchester defender is a pump action shotgun. for we're back again and forward again now there's another one of the breech. still too high ok. if. anyone can take part in all of his trial courses the german rifle association has 16000 members and they consider the german gun law too strict like in the us they want weapons for almost everyone. if it is about a pensioner who lives in her apartment and can't run away or defenders off with martial arts and. hand account of. our women who have been
attacked. maybe your fear just shown a gun the attacker would have backed off it's. just. people who want to buy a gun for self protection in germany are often refused a license they have to prove that their own lives are more at risk than those of the rest of society this applies for example to employees of cash in transit companies or security personnel but would private firearms really make our society safer a counter-example is australia where semiautomatic rifles were banned in 1996 since then the number of deaths from shooting every year has harped suicides using firearms have also dropped to less than a 3rd. but i have to admit one thing. although i don't think gun should be freely available here in a shooting range it's pretty cool. why did i find shooting fun
i'm going to find out at a university hospital in austin undergo a test by dr klaus multi-axis head of psychosomatic. in the noon hour if i don't have a real gun in my hand so is it anything like reality from them but from what we know of course the mechanics are somewhat different but it seems the brain responds in exactly the same way for a simulation and the real situation is. that this. uncurious so i'll take off anything metallic that i started great or things from would have set up over here. to find out what happens in my head when i shoot i take an m.r.i. scan. with a joystick in my hand and a screen above me i have to shoot as many opponents as possible. klaus observes how my brain reacts.
and indeed every time i hit an opponent the reward system is activated at the same time the part of the brain responsible for empathy is switched off. so could shooting games numb your real senses. on this mission are going and if you shoot people in these games again and again that's say 2000000 times a year and suppress your emotions to do so and maybe even get a reward stimulus. that can also influence your long term behavior learning from. interest income. i found the game in the simulator rather boring so i was all the more surprised by the results of the experiment. as a service shooting stimulates the reward system in our brains i can imagine that but the idea that our emotions like empathy are dampened of the same time i find
questionable but they. come to our neighbors in switzerland see it the swiss are known to be peace loving folk but at the same time they are not afraid of guns today there are about $32.00 guns both legal and illegal ones per $100.00 inhabitants in all straight it's 30 whereas in germany it's just 20 so it's a completely different gun culture. you can also see the. at the 0. the city's oldest fair one weekend a year everything here revolves around shooting organizer cloudier get explains it to me. is that a good that's a cipher that you can get on a tram in switzerland openly carrying an assault rifle is that really the case and is it legal is that it is that this leak out it's legal. and it happens. it's becoming increasingly rare because most rotate in
a car now but in principle an assault rifle can be taken into a public space where you feel it all more guns. about $5000.00 young people between $13.17 compete against each other in the shooting contest including 14 year old house by cancer people have been competing in the canal been shiism since the 17th century when it marked the end of the unloved summer military drill exercises girls have also been allowed to take part since 1991 children as young as 8 can take part at another range next door. here at the 25 meter range kid shoot with an air rifle air pistol all crossbow.
it's jasper's turn and around a corner gives the briefing he's been looking after the young shooters for 50 years . of the use the swiss army's assault rifle. did of this so let's get started. there you go load the rifle there. or at this hour what a game then slowly don't fill with the trigger. next to you on the pressure point it will call. good the target is 300 meters away shooting is down lying down for better control because the stray bullets can fly up to 4 kilometers there's a lot of competition. the shooting king wins $5000.00 francs and up to 5 shots it's all over sadly yes but didn't do well enough this year. around upper left more
in their own right so in the middle would have been 6. when you asked for joins the army in a few years he'll even be allowed to take his rifle home with him that's when mark seems like that rifle really packs a punch but i feel like it's a real gun with a real bulletin it is but that if people beat them. up i do it because it's the can our mission is some sort of normal. since i was not like that. so it's nothing special for you but it's more i you can win something once a year that's cool ok 1st of luck next time. is. it is no coincidence that william tell is the national hero of switzerland but shooting also has a long tradition in germany the oldest shooting clubs here have been around for several 100 years. shooting
sports are especially popular in bavaria and lower saxony in eastern germany the figure is significantly lower shooting was forbidden in the g.d. are. i'm visiting the xcel shooting club in hessen where 14 year old calin is training with around 1400000 members the german shooting federation is one of the largest german sports associations kalin west stiff shooting closed to give her a more stable posture. unlike in switzerland young people here shoot only with air rifles. there's a special reason why catalin took up this hobby 2 years ago she was struggling with her concentration and her mother had the idea to register her with the rifle club she'd heard that shooting can have a therapeutic effect and boost attention span since then carolyn has been training at least twice a week
a 2 hour session not only includes shooting but also progressive muscle relaxation . so i still remember what you were lying 2 years ago the vast adama's. well i was still very unfocused and didn't have that much stamina and stuff. on both k. and what happens with how do you feel now compared to then. and i've become much better at school i'm getting much better grades and can definitely concentrate well in class. and you'd say that's related to those forces on the. next you've been to the heston championships you're going to be a star. i definitely want to my next goal is the german championships next
year. catalan sporting performance is impressive but i would probably look for a different form of therapy for my children. last stop on my journey in brandenburg here there's plenty of forest game and of course hunters the people with the most weapons in germany who actually use them. by a company 26 year old forester. can't wait to see that. it's the this is the 1st loss and safety catches on. it's a. part of the m.o. in my bag. when we load when we're in position so it's ok but is it.
so once we're in the words we won't be able to talk so let me ask you now when you just about to shoot how do you feel this time from good food. and bond i'm relaxed you feel nervous when you're still very inexperienced. i was still a bit shaky with the 1st animals i killed. but it happens to every hunter no matter what kind of animal you kill. the 1st is always something special. when you have the gun in your hand and know or hope the next shot will be fatal do you feel some sort of power to demand a food. you don't know their weapon is for me a tool of my profession just like a chainsaw it has nothing to do with power or anything. i just need to know exactly how to use this tool safely but doesn't hide all the shows ok.
to partake care of me when you're. like me most people get used to the gun eventually there are more hunters today than ever before and among them more and more women. the brandenberg forestry department specifies which animals can be shot animals that have been hit or are sick and also have to be shot a good hunter aims at the heart and lungs so the animals don't suffer for long. practices regularly on the shooting range hunting licenses must be renewed after 3 years. elevate play cards. chat and watch smart and seth in my forty's. and so we wait.
its life in peace that's. ok. that's ok with best if it notices there is an enemy near it gets an adrenaline rush in the final moments and it stresses the animal out and we don't want that. as we walk over to the d.m. my knees are pretty shaky it's the 1st time i've seen a weapon used to kill anything. yeah. yeah. i. mean high in a shot was just right the dead died instantly. as long it's you know we drag it back we don't want to do anything right here. live at the back
no just come forward and we can drag it back so. you can hold it lower. i don't like the head dragging. that's not so terrible we don't want anything from the head it'll be dog food. that's where is your so happy because she hasn't been fed today and therefore maybe had her next to put out of. the animal must be gutted immediately to prevent bacteria from settling on the meat during the decomposition process with hunting shooting still maintains its original function killing. me kyla knows what she's doing and has a sense of responsibility that goes for everyone i've met on my trip but unfortunately a lot of people don't seem to have those standards. and that's why this is now clearer to me than ever before guns don't belong in the hands of anybody.
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