Gun Control Key to Guarding Against Lone-Wolf Terrorism in Europe

Soldiers patrol in front of the Sacre Coeur basilica, Paris, Dec. 23, 2015 (AP photo by Christophe Ena).
Soldiers patrol in front of the Sacre Coeur basilica, Paris, Dec. 23, 2015 (AP photo by Christophe Ena).

In recent years, the issue of lone-actor or so-called lone-wolf terrorism has risen as a national security priority across Europe following the attacks carried out in Oslo in July 2011 and Toulouse and Montauban in March 2012. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks last November, fears of lone-wolf terrorism have only grown, as officials worry that the self-proclaimed Islamic State and its extensive propaganda may inspire more individuals to carry out acts of violence on the continent. In September 2014, the Countering Lone Actor Terrorism (CLAT) project, funded by the European Commission and led by the Royal United Services […]

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