More than one million migrants and refugees have crossed from north Africa, the middle east and southwest Asia in 2015—many seeking asylum from the horror of ISIS. However, as millions have escaped the violence to relocate in countries such as Austria, there has been a corresponding spike in violent crimes, rapes and robberies in this country known for its welcoming people and hospitality.
Despite the fact that no country in Europe has a Constitution or a Bill of Rights protecting the right of an individual to keep and bear arms, tens of thousands of Austrians are applying for permits to purchase firearms for self-protection. In this episode, "Europe's Refugee Crisis," LtCol Oliver North and the Frontlines team travel to Europe to examine the migration crisis and speak with those who are adjusting to the new normal.
"Here in Europe, there's no country with a Constitution or a Bill of Rights, protecting the right of an individual to keep and bear arms—and here in Austria, there's a new reality. As millions of asylum seekers flood into Europe from the middle east, southwest Asia, and Africa, there's been a corresponding spike in violent crime."