German state minister resigns due to controversial firearms purchase

The interior minister of Germany’s state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lorenz Caffier, resigned on Tuesday, after it came to light he bought a firearm from a right-wing extremist three years ago.”I bought a firearm from someone whom I should not have bought it from, in hindsight. Although it was not the purchase that was a mistake, but how I handled it. I apologize for that,” Caffier said in a statement.His resignation is to go into effect by the end of Tuesday, he said.According to Caffier, reliable evidence of the arms dealer’s right-wing affiliations only came to light in 2019 – after the 2018…

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