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(BBC)   Switzerland no longer a safe gun-toting mecca   ( divider line
    More: Scary, Swiss Police, RTS, Daillon  
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14923 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Jan 2013 at 12:59 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-03 01:11:37 AM  
2 votes:
I'm sure this thread will be full of respectful, insightful every other Fark gun thread.
2013-01-03 08:53:17 AM  
1 vote:
Since God was removed from villages this was inevitable.
2013-01-03 07:27:05 AM  
1 vote:

Ilmarinen: Mock26: So why would you want to punish 100 million people because every year a handful of legal gun owners commit a crime with their guns?

Have you considered that it might not be about punishing? That it might not be about you?

That's obvious. It's all about you.
2013-01-03 03:30:19 AM  
1 vote:

capt.hollister: Switzerland is, in fact, a very heavily armed country. Every male citizen is a soldier for most of his life (age 18 to 52, IIRC) and must be able to mobilize at a moment's notice. To this end, they all have their uniform and army rifles at home with exactly 3 bullets which they must be able to produce at all times.

My buddy in Geneva is part of an anti-tank unit, so in addition to his rifle and 3 bullets, he also has a bazooka and related ordinance at home.

/Switzerland, home of heavily-armed neutrality

Fave slightly-off-topic WWII anecdote:

Supposedly Himmler asked some minister in Switzerland how big their army was, if Germany were to challenge their neutrality. "We currently have 100,000 soldiers in our armed forces," the minister said.
"Then what if I send 200,000 men over your border?" Himmler asked.
"Each of us will have to shoot twice," the minister replied.
2013-01-03 03:27:06 AM  
1 vote:
No chocolate for you!
2013-01-03 02:32:57 AM  
1 vote:
What I leanrt from this article is that cat shooting, is so common it's the first reaction to gunfire
2013-01-03 01:03:55 AM  
1 vote:
Well, in Switzerland everybody has a gun. So the NRA should do everything they can to make sure everybody has TWO guns.

And, just like in the US, the NRA has some recommended outlets where you can buy more guns,


(Yes, I know that Switzerland doesn't have an NRA)
2013-01-03 01:03:19 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Mythbusting: Israel and Switzerland are not gun-toting utopias

Someone was calling Israel a utopia? There's missiles flying into people's backyards, for fark's sake.
2013-01-03 01:03:09 AM  
1 vote:
"The gunman had reportedly been drinking heavily before the shooting."

Time to implement restrictions on alcohol then. We've seen booze-fueled tragedies much larger scales, especially during the holiday season.

Say bye-buy to your six-packs and hard liquors you drunk savages.
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