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Author Topic: Switzerland challenges its gun law  (Read 1370 times)

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Switzerland challenges its gun law
« on: February 12, 2011, 09:24:49 PM »

"Switzerland is in the midst of an emotional debate over a proposal to limit weapons in a country that cherishes its right to bear arms, echoing the U.S. reflection on the issue in the aftermath of a mass shooting in Arizona last month. Gun ownership has long enjoyed strong support in Switzerland, both for national defense and cultural reasons, and the country has one of the highest arms rates in the world. That is because of a longstanding tradition for the militia army to keep military firearms at home, so as to be promptly ready for any call to arms—a key to Switzerland's decades-old policy of armed neutrality.
But a referendum set for Sunday seeks to change all that by banning..."

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