German authorities’ failure to investigate an arms to deal to Mexico is contributing to the ongoing conflict there, protesters in Stuttgart have claimed. Heckler and Koch is accused of illegally selling guns there.
Millions of Heckler & Koch guns are used around the globe – from South America to Syria. The arms manufacturer’s base in Germany’s Black Forest has made Oberndorf the unlikely gun capital of Europe. But now the firm is mired in debt and legal battles – and peace campaigners are in fighting spirit.