I just have seen the news about the Austrian alleged poacher who was cornered by the special police and he proceeded to shoot his way out.
Three police officers and a paramedic are now dead.
This was the reason I was given about the permission I was given to own two pistols on top of rifles and shotguns as an official hunter - Jagdschein holder (sort of an FAC) in Germany. "You never know what you could come up against in the forest so you need the right to have protection, and poachers have had a long tradition of killing if caught in the German/Austrian culture" (see Georg Jennerwein in wiki).
Just a thought.