Europe’s biggest gun shop to open in Jutland

Security is top priority for the 5,000 sqm weapons superstore

This Spidey is dangerous in more ways than one (Photo: Jysk)
July 15th, 2014 12:35 pm| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Østjysk Våbenhandel will soon open a new fort-like shop near the motorway in Hedensted in central Jutland that will be the biggest retailer of guns in Europe, DR Nyheder reports.

Like a bank vault
The company, which previously had premises in central Hedensted, will from July 31 be housed in a 5,000 sqm building with an underground shooting range.

The shop will be equipped with bulletproof-glass windows and iron-reinforced walls to prevent robberies, Knud Nielsen, the company’s head of security, explained to DR.

“The security rules are very comprehensive for a shop like this,” he said.

“It’s some of the highest security you can get. Some of the requirements are the same as bank vaults”

Padlocked with steel wires
The shop will sell rifles, shotguns and ammunition. The display weapons will be padlocked with steel wires through the trigger guards that only staff can unlock.

“We have video surveillance with a direct line to the police, and if thieves come while we’re closed, it’s almost like a fort,” Nielsen said.

“Besides, you need both a hunting licence and a gun licence to own a shotgun or a rifle, so it's not like you can just come in and steal one.”

Denmark has stringent gun ownership laws that only allow the issuing of licences to hunters or registered rifleman who fulfil a number of other criteria.

Thailand is planning significant investments in infrastructure,the  health sector, green solutions and its retail business (photo: iStock)
Danish export to Thailand on the rise
The first few months of 2015 are looking promising in terms of Danish expor...
The city of Copenhagen does not want to do business with the Israeli settlements (photo: Yoninah)
Copenhagen Municipality votes to boycott Israeli settlement products
Copenhagen councillors voted last Friday in favour of a boycott of products...
A schoolboy threatened his teacher with an axe (photo: djrsterenborg)
Schoolboy reported to police for threatening his teacher
A 10-year-old boy from Løsning school, located in eastern Jutland near Hor...
Can a UEFA boycott of the World Cup become reality? (photo: UEFA)
Danish UEFA member calls for World Cup boycott
The scandals and corruption that have embroiled the international football ...
Melting sea ice is creating challenges and opportunities in Greenland (photo: John Lumen)
International conference in Greenland to highlight the dichotomy of climate change
Scientist from more than 15 countries are gathered in Ilulissat in western ...
It's been a good year for stock investors (photo: iStock)
Denmark’s elite have benefited from hot share markets
Many of Denmark’s wealthiest people and families have made a killing on t...