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Swiss gun law:

"Foreigners with the following citizenship are explicitly excluded from the right to possess weapons: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Algeria and Albania."

I'm sure there's a very good reason for this.
Americans should be added to that list, given how trigger happy they seem to be these days.
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Americans should be added to that list, given how trigger happy they seem to be these days.
I don't think the statistics indicate that Americans are any more trigger happy than the Swiss. Both countries have a very high level of gun ownership and corresponding levels of gun related deaths.
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I don't think the statistics indicate that Americans are any more trigger happy than the Swiss. Both countries have a very high level of gun ownership and corresponding levels of gun related deaths.
US is much higher.

http://world.time.com/2012/12/20/the...re-that-works/

But do the Swiss really make gun owners renew their permits 14 times a year.

http://www.humanosphere.org/science/...-s-rest-world/
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Raandom shootings in Zurich are at epidemic levels!

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I don't think the statistics indicate that Americans are any more trigger happy than the Swiss. Both countries have a very high level of gun ownership and corresponding levels of gun related deaths.
That's a bold claim to make with no back up information...

A quick google around shows the US's gun deaths per 100,000 are more than 3 times higher than Switzerland. And that doesn't include being shot by the police stats.
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But do the Swiss really make gun owners renew their permits 14 times a year.
No, that's for carrying, but even then I think it's every 3 months or something.
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US is much higher.

http://world.time.com/2012/12/20/the...re-that-works/

But do the Swiss really make gun owners renew their permits 14 times a year.

http://www.humanosphere.org/science/...-s-rest-world/
Depends where you look for the statistics, I guess. Your link suggests a 10-fold difference but this one says 3-fold:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ted_death_rate
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Old 26.01.2017, 16:25
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No, that's for carrying, but even then I think it's every 3 months or something.
The article that that one linked to stated 3 months.

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Re: thread split: US vs CH gun stats.

This thread split makes no sense.
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Re: Racist 8 years olds at my daughters school

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That's a bold claim to make with no back up information...

A quick google around shows the US's gun deaths per 100,000 are more than 3 times higher than Switzerland. And that doesn't include being shot by the police stats.
I don't think a 3 fold higher difference is a big deal given the huge difference in population. I would agree though that it's too easy to get a gun in the US.
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Old 26.01.2017, 20:49
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I don't think a 3 fold higher difference is a big deal given the huge difference in population. I would agree though that it's too easy to get a gun in the US.
It's a 3 fold higher difference per 100,000 of population.

This rises to 14 x higher difference if you exclude suicide.
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Old 27.01.2017, 05:24
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Re: thread split: US vs CH gun stats.

Just had one idiot American trying to walk through Airport security with a fire arm.
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles...airport.637642
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