Guns in Switzerland

The country that avoids war and the country that fights but has a hard time winning have been combined. The Swiss made some excellent firearms and the French made some unique and occaisonally inspiring ones.

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Guns in Switzerland

Postby joseyclosey » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:02 am

The Swiss vote in a referendum this Sunday on a measure to collect military-issue weapons. The aim is to store guns in public arsenals, rather than at home -- and cut down on domestic violence. But it could end a tradition of gun ownership associated with Swiss independence and the legend of William Tell.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,744837,00.html#ref=nlint
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Re: Guns in Switzerland

Postby Karl/Pa. » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:51 am

So sad. The liberals are everywhere.
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Re: Guns in Switzerland

Postby joseyclosey » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:01 pm

Its looking like the proposal has been rejected by the Swiss populace..........

Early results from a referendum Sunday show at least 14 of the Alpine nation’s 26 cantons (states) voting against proposals to ban army rifles from homes and impose new requirements for buying firearms.

Popular referenda in Switzerland require a majority of votes in a majority of cantons to pass.

http://www.sofiaecho.com/2011/02/13/1042559_switzerland-rejects-tighter-gun-control
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Re: Guns in Switzerland

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:27 pm

What a refreshing change to the normal unjust controls :D
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Re: Guns in Switzerland

Postby Niner » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:31 pm

The population at least got to vote. It wasn't done by legislators acting on behalf of the highest paying political fund or most popular special interest group.

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