Shootings are extraordinarily uncommon in Norway, a rustic of 5 million individuals with a capital situated subsequent to the picturesque fjord.
Gun homeowners should be licensed and take security courses, and a semi-automatic weapons ban enacted by the Norwegian Parliament – a response to the 2011 assault by a far-right gunman that left 77 individuals die – took impact final 12 months.
The 2011 assault started when gunman Anders Behring Breivik detonated a fertilizer bomb in central Oslo, killing eight individuals. He then killed 69 individuals, most of them youngsters, in a mass capturing rampage at a political summer season camp.
Mr Breivik obtained a 21-year jail sentence for the assaults, the utmost quantity below Norwegian legislation. He was denied pardon in February by a Norwegian court docket saying that he “seems to don’t have any empathy and compassion for the victims of the terrorist assault.”