The Kingdom of Norway is done, RIP 872-2016.
The Norwegian Military is having all of its non-combat deployed personnel turn in their sidearms (original source) due to budgetary reasons. The Aftenposten article doesn’t give a reason (according to Google translate), but it’s not hard to figure out. Norway has an economy dominated by oil and gas, which took a hit in price, but that isn’t enough to cause such a shortfall for a military that is only 11,600 troops in size. Norway prides itself on its Welfare State, which has been sapped to the breaking point by Refugees. Norway, with its population of 5.2 million people took in some 30,000 refugees and put them on the government dole, and gave another $1.2 BILLION away in aid. That’s $240 per Norwegian citizen. If the Glock Blue Label pricing is any reflection on what the military pays for the P80, for what the Norwegian government gave in foreign aid, they could have bought 2.6 million new pistols.
Norway has disarmed its troops because it over spent on welfare and aid to the same people it now has to teach not to rape their way across Norway. Congratulations Norway, at least you can stand as an example of what NOT to do when it comes to welfare and military spending.