Ever since the Munich shooting took place, German law officials have taken an aggressive stance towards illegal arms dealers. The vast majority of this activity takes place on the deep web, where Berlin police arrested one individual for purchasing a shotgun and ammunition. Whether or not a new crisis has been averted, remains to be seen, but the online weapons business has come under fire.
Berlin Police Arrest Deep Web Weapons Buyer
One of the obvious questions is why anyone would purchase a shotgun and ammunition off the deep web. Is it to bypass strict gun control regulation? Possibly. But people looking to avoid that paperwork usually buy weapons for illicit reasons. For now, that also seems to be the case where this deep web buyer is concerned.
The German Federal Police – also known as BKA – busted a 33-year-old German deep web user just over a week ago. Details were scarce to come by at first, but it appears this person in question frequented the deep web on a regular basis. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, even though the purchase of illegal weapons raises a lot of questions.