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I guess I'm Canadian too then
Oh, I see, Bloomfield Hills. My American Other Half lived on Union Lake, next door, so to say.
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I noted that there is no "private message" system available on this forum, so Graybeard - I would like to discuss something in private with you, but have no way to do it.
Sorry my reply is so late. There is a private message system, but not all members keep it activated, so they cannot be reached. I can be reached by e-mail, though.
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Old 13.01.2011, 19:07
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Re: Gun violence: U.S. vs. Switzerland?

Honestly, the issues of violence in the US has hastened our move to Suisse...It's incomprehensible really and we have lived in SF for most of our time here which is about as Euro-leaning as it gets here
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Old 13.01.2011, 19:16
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Yesterday I read on BBC teletext that 2 US Senators have just stated that next time they meet the public they will be carrying hand guns! What ARE they thinking of? Having a gun battle shoot out at a political rally? And these are the law makers! What are the normal red necks thinking?
Sounds very reasonable. A normal red neck like me would add to the mix a bullet proof vest. I would also wear an embroided Jacket that would read "Gimme your vote not yer bullets" and a cap that would read "I do return fire".
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Ok, Well I am the same "Kegs" that started the thread mentioned on Glocktalk - and came here specifically because there are more Swiss here than there would be on Glocktalk.
I decided to have a bit of a poke around on GT, after having dug up your original thread there, and I have to say that I really like it.

In fact, I'm spending as much time over there (just reading) as I am over here at the moment. I'm particularly fond of the GNG Lounge, as all the technical stuff about firearms is way over my head, and think that there's a lot of common sense in there.

Anyone from the EF who would like to see how not crazy American gun collectors are should really go and have a look. Of course there are a few gung-ho types, but they are very well balanced by sensible people who just happen to like guns, who keep the armchair Rambos in their place, just as the regular members keep the annoying troublemakers in their place over here.

All very entertaining.
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I decided to have a bit of a poke around on GT, after having dug up your original thread there, and I have to say that I really like it.


All very entertaining.
Excellent- first page has a request for the name of a Celine Deon song .
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Re: Gun violence: U.S. vs. Switzerland?

DB - You are dangerously close to groan territory, as my Mother grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin!

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If Swiss people were compelled to eat Colby Jack instead of top quality cheese imported from the United Kingdom (not to mention some of their own cheeses which are reputed to be adequate for certain culinary purposes, such as bread dunking, or scraping onto boiled potatoes), then they might also take up arms against one another, making Switzerland into the kind of bloody hell-hole that would make the crime ridden fields and forest of the Upper Midwest look positively pleasant in comparison.

Nuke Wisconsin, and ye shall all be saved.

It's the only way.
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Honestly, the issues of violence in the US has hastened our move to Suisse...It's incomprehensible really and we have lived in SF for most of our time here which is about as Euro-leaning as it gets here
It was the rise of left-wingers that hastend mine!

Oh, and Switzerland is hardly "Euro-leaning"(except for the nortwest).

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Oh, and Switzerland is hardly "Euro-leaning"(except for the nortwest).
Pssst... I think he was talking about San Francisco...
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Re: Gun violence: U.S. vs. Switzerland?

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Pssst... I think he was talking about San Francisco...
Yes, I GOT that!

The idea of moving here thinking it's "Euro-leaning" was my point!

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Do not mess with the Cheeseheads
What do the Netherlands have to do with gun violence in the US?
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Re: Gun violence: U.S. vs. Switzerland?

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I decided to have a bit of a poke around on GT, after having dug up your original thread there, and I have to say that I really like it.

In fact, I'm spending as much time over there (just reading) as I am over here at the moment. I'm particularly fond of the GNG Lounge, as all the technical stuff about firearms is way over my head, and think that there's a lot of common sense in there.

Anyone from the EF who would like to see how not crazy American gun collectors are should really go and have a look. Of course there are a few gung-ho types, but they are very well balanced by sensible people who just happen to like guns, who keep the armchair Rambos in their place, just as the regular members keep the annoying troublemakers in their place over here.

All very entertaining.
I followed your link and looked at one of the threads that wasn't about the best way to kill people. At least I know now why they all have slow metabolism:
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Who else raids the fridge at night?
I was struck with a fearsome hunger at 11 pm and just had a great eclectic meal.

I had:

Pancakes with real maple syrup
Roast beef
Carrots
Frosted mini wheats
Spicy-chili doritos
Gushers
2 glasses of milk

And no I am not pregnant, nor do I smoke pot or drink.

Who else makes strange midnight snacks/meals?
Unbelievable.
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I followed your link and looked at one of the threads that wasn't about the best way to kill people. At least I know now why they all have slow metabolism:


Unbelievable.
Doesn't everybody have that sort of snack (in between real meals) ?
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And this graph is certainly interesting. Per capita Switzerland is a dangerous place!

Especially interesting and disconcerting to note that one is more likely to be "accidentally" murdered by gun in la Suisse than any other country in Europe.

And here I was thinking that all I had to do was get along and be semi-polite to stay safe when it's all about avoiding accidents. Whatever they may actually be.
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Re: Gun violence: U.S. vs. Switzerland?

I think that graph has to be taken with a huge ladle of salt. How is it possible that in Northern Ireland there are practically exclusively suicide cases, whereas in New Zealand and Denmark there are only unintentional shootings? Do I smell something fishy?
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