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May 19, 2019, 08:00 AM
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Gun-loving Swiss asked to toughen laws


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48299708
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Swiss voters go to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to tighten up their gun laws to conform with European Union regulations.

Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but is part of the Schengen open-border treaty.

After the 2015 Paris attacks in which 130 people died, the EU issued Schengen members with new restrictions on automatic and semi-automatic weapons.

The EU hopes the rules will help police in Schengen countries.

These states now work together and share information on a daily basis, to establish where weapons used in crimes came from.

But the proposals have raised hackles in Switzerland, which has a long, and for many Swiss, proud tradition of gun ownership. After Swiss men complete their obligatory military service, they are permitted to keep their assault rifles.

There are gun clubs in every town and village, and target-shooting is a hugely popular sport.

Swiss law does require gun owners to have a permit, but getting one is relatively easy.
Shung will be seething
May 19, 2019, 08:12 AM
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At least in Switzerland the mob will decide, unlike the USA where they seem proud to be ruled by corrupt Politian's and corporations.
May 19, 2019, 08:58 AM
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Looks like a victory for reason
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48328867
May 19, 2019, 09:38 AM
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Poor Shung. It seems the Swiss are trending towards more cowbell and less cowboy.
May 19, 2019, 10:05 AM
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What the world has come to!!!!


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Poor Shung. It seems the Swiss are trending towards more cowbell and less cowboy.
Even cowbells are under attack
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl...g-too-annoying
May 19, 2019, 10:39 AM
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Wow, only took the 2nd post to intertwine the USA , Guns, and Politicians in a thread about the Swiss and E.U.

Classic.
May 19, 2019, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by propflux01
Wow, only took the 2nd post to intertwine the USA , Guns, and Politicians in a thread about the Swiss and E.U.

Classic.
Without remorse and they just cannot help themselves, even if they wanted to.
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May 19, 2019, 11:25 AM
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Disappointed.
I didn't expect them to succumb to EU threats that easily.
May 19, 2019, 11:27 AM
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Disappointed.
I didn't expect them to succumb to EU threats that easily.
Good grief!

A population chooses something you don't like and so they are 'succumbing to threats'...
May 19, 2019, 11:29 AM
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Good grief!

A population chooses something you don't like and so they are 'succumbing to threats'...
There was a threat. If they didn't adopt the EU Firearms Directive, they'd be kicked out of the Schengen Area. No more easy border crossing.
May 19, 2019, 11:40 AM
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There was a threat. If they didn't adopt the EU Firearms Directive, they'd be kicked out of the Schengen Area. No more easy border crossing.
And yet 68% of the population are simply cowering under the stairs, according to you!

Sorry, it's responses/attitudes like you posted that cause gun nuts to be perceived as such!
May 19, 2019, 11:45 AM
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And yet 68% of the population are simply cowering under the stairs, according to you!

Sorry, it's responses/attitudes like you posted that cause gun nuts to be perceived as such!
You are babbling. Try to make sense. I am pretty sure English is your first language.

I guess it is a relief to you that Swiss terrorists will now have to resort to illegal guns, just like all other terrorists.
Old May 19, 2019, 11:57 AM
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May 19, 2019, 12:00 PM
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And the wicked like you are smirking.
Having family links in Switzerland............................from ear to ear!
May 19, 2019, 12:26 PM
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"The EU hoped the rules would help to protect people across Europe, and prevent a repeat of the 2015 attacks."

So EU politicians are utterly naive also. Shame the Swiss were bullied into giving up their rights.


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