France's fearful nightclub owners are demanding police support

France 24: (thanks to Vlad Tepes)

A second nightclub shooting on consecutive weekends in France forced authorities on Monday to promise swift action against the growing issue of gun crime.

Gun crime a ‘priority’

Ten people were injured in the early hours of Sunday morning when a man armed with a hunting rifle burst into the Vamos nightclub in the northern town of Bertry and opened fire, sending panicked revellers and staff running for cover.

Mustafa Belaïdi, whose 27-year-old son Hamza was killed in the Theatro club shooting, led the calls for tougher action.“We must dismantle the gun networks and severely punish those who carry military weapons,” he said.