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fake hair and real story. where i come from a lot of women like me have fake hair sometimes a hairstyle takes up to 2 days it's a lot of time that needs to be filled so people at the salon talk about what's happening in their lives so. i became a journalist to be a storyteller and i always want to find those real authentic stories from everyday people who have something to share. with others i'm a fan of the salon i know i'm good quality here when i see ads and a good story when i hear. my name is elizabeth chong and i work at c deli.
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 ops all armed to the teeth at a former military base near mt to buck. wasn't there covering fire shoot this is all. compulsory military service ended in germany in 2011 but more and more people are getting into johns. what is a weapon like this do to you and to me that's what i want to find out as much. luck.
of course we are using lethal weapons these are air soft guns are looking credibly real and cost around a $1000.00 euros each. they only fire small plastic bullets. but it still hurts. i got here that's my 1st one more and i'm out with. 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 knocked 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. coach and 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 kid show. that is a journalist now of course on curious where does his new love of guns come from. ok ok can we take a short break here. so muscle group the crazy monkeys does this alone as a pretty what excites you why do you like it. more you with your car also for sure but it's all about strategy is just great fun once this is not playing toward you.
it's really hard to say. you know we don't want war. ok the weapons look real well you shouldn't just run across the road with one 0 it is exhibit a 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 get to 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 the high 9 funds police academy to find out. if you're ready. for your signal. this is target practice for giuliana my she's 20 and in her 2nd year as a police training. she's using her
future service weapon and of course live ammunition. it takes 3 years to become a qualified police officer. off quite often. while that's still pretty much the business you can still feel it but you know you're right. and so how do you feel when you're practicing law you know this sort of offer that as a chairman was that well you know it's a practice situation but you still get an adrenaline rush 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 just the timing of course it gives you security and you have
a weapon to use if you have to. have you ever had a situation where you had to use your gun. i was once in a situation that 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's and so that means when you actually drop your so right there's an extra an extremely tense situation that's going on inside you. to get tunnel vision that 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's to disassemble and reassemble the weapon using only a practice pistol of course.
effect. since the band 1st a 1000000000. dollars go outside in dismantling training. again with practice weapons and no ammunition. so when you're facing straight ahead you should always know where your weapon is pointing without looking where is your pepper spray where is a billy club we'll start with the guard. told the gun and take up a firing position or that there would. have already been shot. 100. of us well. so you got your pepper spray put your thumb in there holder like a gun put your thumb in there with al-qaeda and you press it.
well. you can be trained to handle a weapon i couldn't imagine using a real gun in an emergency. so if you are getting ready. i and most people in germany today find carrying a gun unthinkable but what was it like before but never no gun laws. today i'm on my way to school to find out 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 can be found in almost every household. journalist and gun expert lars vehicles dog knows
all about germany's relationship with these weapons. one of us what is the most common gun from people took part revolvers with them on long journeys almost every village at a police sentry but seeing a police patrol on the road as we do today was very uncommon it's. ok smells like iron and rust cost but what else did you have with you this is a classic gun and apartment well there are cyclists. some of them can be bought a successor bicycle shop some of the others were sold together with my circles of who would have shot that's what they're supposed to choose 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 his 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 can't us doesn't 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 too so one of the storyline about of. this is a walter p.-p. the typical police pistol from the last war tens of thousands of these have been traded on the black markets and prizes a risen. so i could buy one relatively easily on the black market sure. legal guns have only been registered nationally since 2013 there are 6000000
registered in germany and experts think there are 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. in wondering about. how almost out of me out 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. just go ahead take it yes it's not loaded. heavy how long to make one like this truth between one and 4 years that's called it always depends on the finish just 100 so you're now. good to talk then as in that explains the price. so under what conditions could i fire god do i need to always tough. to buy a gun for me you 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 if you buy a blank or a gas gun and this makes this one photograph of ok can i see one or 2 to sure over
here we've got some blank firing guns out there. does it often looks pretty real to me. carlos walters pay 229 millimeter caliber p.a. . let me see that there you go. it's heavy isn't it also feels like a real gun but. really is a gun this is not it's a gun isn't it looks like a gun too so maybe it's doing its job to scare someone stick up seconds of the ok my wife won't even let me touch the kitchen knives or. put this in here yet that's the way they always do it. now. but back when you're unloading always. it's loaded. you're going to laugh but my hands are actually a bit sweaty and this is really the 1st time i've had a thing like this in my hands tied yeah and i tried out actually firing it compare
we can do that ok going to be don't come around the corner with me and put on your protectors or place it in good health so it'll be loud back i'll take the magazine and load it to my cartridges. and those are the other way around. that we're going to need you know put the magazine in the gun just always keep the barrel down load students not a carriage back and forth once she's going to shoot. up the safety zone. i reload it so that i'm ok with over time you know we're ready . yet you know shoot. good heavens. it's
bound to you it's going to still to win there. you know. good you're going to shoot again. 6 and. 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. fact 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 now i've got my blank gun 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 they are collected and destroyed. the business is a machine gun and infamous heavy machine gun you can tell that from the sound when it's fired but this is our comes out once we've put it through the incinerator. 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. was. 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. most 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 back alone the amnesty brought in about 14000 more than 5000 of them unregistered more than most guns now get melted
down not all of them go straight to the incinerator. somersaulted and sent to the criminal police caught 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 but because he may have been used in a crime that 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. clear is 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.
and. 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 died 25 think 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. your protectors are. ok .
then descended to ft when you see how deep the shot is despite the melon being relatively hard. i wouldn't want to blank held my head. off it a chance are still dangerous so you should mess around really. with possum ok kind they're definitely not toys. so owning a gun is a big responsibility who's actually suitable. dietmar is professor of forensic psychology and braman and a police profiler and he thinks he knows how people work especially those who are interested in guns. and i was interested you see a lot of people showing interest in this very different people as a fascination but how can you tell if someone would be responsible for that sort of
a form that 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 they're fascinated but the reasons can be very different and that's what you have to find out and. 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. contemptuousness contact with firearms. but. mentally ask about knives 1st i want them at all. yes a pocket knife is a knife as i brought one so you have got one more thing. that you can see and i always carry it in my. case. why
do you need a pocket knife. to slice cheese off at a picnic picnic slice cheese in public every day there's a bottle opener in a multi-tool too. this is a dangerous object and and deadly weapon that you're carrying around with you see the driver think about that if it is i would use it against people of course all likely against salami or cheese. are you aware of the law allowed to carry a knife or not honestly. this impression i get is tell me if any of these sentences apply to you when i'm angry i don't mince 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 if someone is unusually kind to me i get suspicious.
if i get yelled at or yell back could happen here i was tortured animals. and that rate and worms or anything you know me yes 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 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 aptitude 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.
i've done your going away should look at that in terms of gun laws you would be absolutely heartless. 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 but this doesn't mean that they want to be violent or use the weapon. you know those who have a more depressive paranoid saturday me against the world 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 which we would ask about but they're not a source of great danger because of the us. ok. having passed the test i now feel ready to finally shoot a real gun 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 all 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 on you it's. quite a kick my fingers are sweaty again. since you really notice something happen there it's a weapon of stop us. that's not often. he gets what's the a off 15 semiautomatic rifle. a lot now the shotgun that's in
a whole different league. there are 3 and you're like this. insert the cartridge and drop back at. 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. anyone can take part in all of his trial courses the german rifle association has 16000 members and they consider the german government too strict like in the us they want weapons for almost everyone. if og is what about a pensioner who lives in her apartment think can't run away or defenders off with martial arts and. what about handicapped people who are women who have been
attacked. maybe if they are just shown a gun the attacker would have backed off it's. a plus. 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 the 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 aspen and undergo a test by dr klaus multi-ethnic head of psychosomatic. your. own hours of i don't have a real gun in my hand so is it anything like reality. 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 a real situation. on cary's so i'll take off anything metallic that i started late or says from what it 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. belin and if you shoot people in these games again and again that's what i mean 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. by a prison term. i found the game in the simulator rather boring so i was all the more surprised by the results of the experiment. as a search shooting stimulates the reward system in our brains i can imagine that but
the idea that our emotions like empathy are dampened at the same time i find questionable but they. can do 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. and she said the city's oldest fare one weekend a year everything here revolves around shooting organizer cloudy oh 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 it is the biggest that is laid out it's legal. and it happens.
it's becoming increasingly rare because most were taken 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 yes but cancer people have been competing in the canal been she since 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 and 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 . to use the swiss army's assault rifle. so let's get started. and there you go low the rifle there. or at this. then slowly or don't fill with the trigger. next to you on a pressure point they will call. the target is 300 meters away shooting is down lying down for better control because the stray bullet 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. on upper left more on their own right so in the middle would have been 6. when he 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 and i feel like it's a real gun and with a real bulletin it is but that if people beat them it's not iowa because it's the canard machine isn't so it's normal. since i was not like that. ok so it's nothing special for you but is the hour you can win something once a year that's cool ok best of luck next time it. is. it is no coincidence that william tell is the national hero of switzerland but shooting also has a long tradition in germany the oldish 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 trollope 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 cop 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 the 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 the dumbest how. i was still very unfocused and didn't have that much stamina and stuff. and ok and what happened with how do you feel now compared to then. and i've become much better at school i'm getting much better grades i can definitely concentrate well in class. and you'd say that's related to this for. what next you've been to the history and championships you're going to be a star here with that as a sure enough and 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. i. can't wait to see that. the this is so much for us and the safety catch is on. it's a. part of the m.o. in my bag. when we load when we're in position. ok what
is it. so once we're in the words we won't be able to talk so let me ask you now when you're just about to shoot how do you feel stiff and food. and fun 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 a gun in your hand and know all hope the next shot will be fatal do you feel some sort of power to demand a food not. the 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 brandenburg 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. and wait till we play cards. chad and watch. law and set in my forty's. and so we wait.
he says straight over. in place because you give the animal chance to lose its life in peace process. ok. that's ok with her 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 yeah i mean. i. mean high in a shot was just right the dead died instantly. it was 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. your arm i don't like the head dragging as if that's not so terrible we don't want anything from the head it'll be dog food. that's why raise you're so happy because she hasn't been fed today and they are sort of you have heard next. and. 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
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