The French authorities identified in the country about 100 people, licensed for the weapon, despite the fact that they have come to the attention of the authorities as potential extremists. On Wednesday, July 5, said the Minister of internal Affairs of France Gerard Collon on the Senate hearings on the new bill on counter-terrorism, the newspaper Le Figaro.
According to Collon, he turned to the police with the requirement to take steps to «bring the country back to normal». The statement of the Minister came two weeks after the attacker on the Renault Megane, which contained a gas cylinder, weapons and ammunition, rammed the van with the gendarmes on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
As a result of collision the attacker, 31-year-old Adam Jazar was killed. According to media reports, he was known to French intelligence as representing a potential threat to state security. Despite this, he had a weapons permit.