There’s been a lot out there about how the Scandihoovian nations never were the paradises of enlightened nanny-state policy they’ve been represented as such as by certain ideologues, but people hereabouts may gave missed all that. And besides, there’s a new wrinkle. GUNS.
[quote]And the Swedes are preparing: demand for firearms licenses is increasing; more and more Swedes are joining shooting clubs and starting vigilante groups. After a slight dip in 2014, the number of new gun permits has gone up significantly again this year. According to police statistics, there are 1,901,325 licensed guns, owned by 567,733 people, in Sweden. Add to this an unknown number of illegal weapons. To get a gun permit in Sweden, you need to be at least 18 years old; law-abiding; well-behaved, and have a hunting license or be a member of an approved shooting club. In 2014, 11,000 people got a hunting license: 10% more than the year before. One out of five was a woman.
“There is also a high demand for alarm systems right now,” says a salesman at one of the security companies in an interview with Gatestone.[/quote]
That’s because there’s high cause for alarm.
ABBA always did look like the people from Logan’s Run.
EDIT: Might want to generalize this thread to that whole frosty region. The history and culture being so intertwined and all facing the same existential crisis.