Despite European gun control laws, Terrorist had big heavy weapons cache
The arrest of terror suspect Salah Abdeslam resulted in authorities finding a large number of weapons, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said Sunday.The crisis is far from over. As long as ISIL has its caliphate it will continue to send Islamic religious bigots on mass murder attacks of non combatants. So far it appears that the gun control laws have not inhibited the terrorists who seem to have access to the weapons they need and their victims do not.
"He was ready to restart something in Brussels," said Reynders, speaking at the German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum. "And it's maybe the reality because we have found a lot of weapons, heavy weapons, in the first investigations and we have found a new network around him in Brussels."
The investigation also showed more people were involved in the November 13 Paris attacks than first thought, he said.
"After the terror attacks in Paris, I said to one TV channel in the U.S. that we were searching for around 10 people with heavy weapons. We have far more than that since November, and not only in Belgium but also in France," he said. " ... For the moment we have found more than 30 people involved in the terrorist attacks in Paris, but we are sure there are others."
Investigators still need to track down and bring to justice the network that provided support to Abdeslam, the only surviving suspect alleged to have been directly involved in the November 13 Paris terror attacks, Belgium's interior minister told CNN on Sunday.