Shootings unlikely to disarm Swiss

  • Article by: STEVEN ERLANGER , New York Times
  • Updated: January 3, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Mentally imbalanced man killed three women and wounded two men in country that cherishes gun rights.

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Spiker1Jan. 3, 13 9:12 PM

So, I guess the US is not the only country with gun issues.....The UN better get in there and confiscate all the guns....Maybe Chairman Obama can use this tragedy as well...what was it that Rahm Emanuel said..."Never let a crisis go to waste".....

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sharkysharkJan. 3, 13 9:42 PM

The Swiss are a proud people that like most Americans cherish their freedom and understand the value that self-reliance and self-protection have.

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mdachsJan. 3, 13 9:44 PM

The Swiss are very sensible and will not allow anti-gun extremists and reactionaries to change their gun laws. Thank goodness there is a more sensible country out there!

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DufferHJan. 3, 1310:08 PM

The article says national service members often take their service weapons home. In fact they are required to take their weapons home. And they are encouraged to keep their weapons at home after completing national service.

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martin64Jan. 3, 1310:59 PM

Compulsory military stint and keep your guns at home since you are in the militia for life. Look up the restrictions on ammunition and hand guns by Canton if you want to use this as a basis of O.K.ing U.S. gun rights.

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sek2undrstndJan. 3, 1311:52 PM

I wonder if they allow their citizens to own massacre magazines or are they like my 30.06 bolt action rifle and can only hold five bullets. In addition, I think the Swiss might review their gun safety legislation if 20 children had been killed by this gunman. Somehow killing three adults doesn't generate the same visceral reaction.

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Spiker1Jan. 4, 13 6:11 AM

@Sek2understand: That is the point....it should not matter how many or whether they were children or adult....the left is using the Newtown shooting as an excuse to try to push their agenda ahead....No amount of further gun legislation would have prevented the shooting in Newtown....the type of rifle used was already banned in Connecticut, so explain how further laws would have prevented the tragedy from happening....

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u4775Jan. 4, 13 7:11 AM

Spiker1: The gun used in the Newtown shooting was not banned in Connecticut and was obtained quite legally there by the boy's mother. BTW, according to a some recent data, Switzerland was the #1 place to be born in the world. The US is 16th, and in my estimation dropping fast.

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elind56Jan. 4, 13 7:14 AM

Spiker1 said: "...explain how further laws would have prevented the tragedy from happening...."--------------------------------First, scrap the 2nd amendment. "BUT HOW DO WE ROUND UP THE ALL THE GUNS?" you might ask. Simple. Scrap the 4th amendment so the government can go on house to house searches and seize all firearms without the bother of a warrant. The rest of the first ten amendments will then fall like dominoes. This was proven to be extremely effective in the old East Germany which had incredibly low crime rates. Of course, they had to build a wall to keep the citizens from escaping that nearly crime-free utopia...

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Spiker1Jan. 4, 13 7:45 AM

The .223 Bushmaster IS banned in Connecticut......and I am glad that elind56 is willing to turn the US into a communist country....you repeal the Bill of Rights, and guns aren't the only thing the government will find, and you will have no protection from a tyrannical government....if that is what you want, move to China or North Korea....they will welcome you...

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