|Quoting Queso (Reply 1):|
How can something like this happen with the strict gun laws European countries have? I guess he chose not to observe those laws.
Italy has a long, practically unguardable, coastline. Opposite, on the other side of the Adriatic, lies Albania and the former Yugoslavian countries. There is much human trafficking by small boats across the Adriatic from Albania to Italy.
Some ten years ago, therewas a civil war in most of former Yugoslavia and also a revolution in Albania. During this time government armouries were looted.
The Albania Mafia, has, together with the Russian one, the reputation of being the most ruthless in Europe (in so far as they have used violent methods to push the established local organised crime out of many areas of business all over Europe).
One area of business the Albanian Mafia deal with is gun smuggling. E.g. in Germany it is easier and cheaper to get an illegal Albanian or former Yugoslavian AK
-47 than to get a licence for a legal hunting rifle.
Then, at least in rural areas of northern Albania, many people rather still obey a traditional code of conduct, which includes blood revenge, than regular law.