Police have no motive, suspects or weapon, although they believe the shooter used an automatic pistol, which are banned in France.
http://news.yahoo.com/french-alps-shoot ... ories.html
Why should legal ownership of the firearm matter, if the act committed with it is a crime?
Last time I saw believable statistics, it showed than less than 0.2% of gun crimes in the United States are committed with legally owned firearms.
And... they're wrong, anyway. Semi-auto handguns can be obtained through a permit process in France. From what I understand, it's even easier than getting a license in the "gun friendly" ( ) counties of NY State.