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More than a quarter of Swiss households have access to a gun, according to a study carried out by the Institute of Criminology at the University of Zurich.

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Aaaand where is the problem???
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I have yet to meet any Swiss person who will admit how many guns they have. They are not texans. Typically every man in CH has a gun or two that he tells no one about. Its not something they brag about. 26% sounds like a low figure to me.
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I have yet to meet any Swiss person who will admit how many guns they have. They are not texans. Typically every man in CH has a gun or two that he tells no one about. Its not something they brag about. 26% sounds like a low figure to me.
from my purely anecdotal experience that would seem about right, actually. most of the men i know in the urban areas when they get out of the service return their weapons to the arsenal and are glad to be rid of them. But oh you should hear about the one uncle they have on a farm out in glarus who has his, his father's and his grandfather's in a safe and goes up to the ranges on the weekends... i could well imagine, like in the US, that its based on lifestyle: the urban swissys probably dont have firearms in the same numbers that the rural people do.

i collected old rifles from ww1 and 2 in the US and was connected with the collector circuit there; the infrastructure here for collecting seems much less advanced and despite the relatively low barriers to entry seems to be a relatively seldom hobby here. but perhaps since i live in the urban areas myself this is kind of andecdotal as well, perhaps if i lived out in a more rural area there would be more of them about.
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More than a quarter of Swiss households have access to a gun, according to a study carried out by the Institute of Criminology at the University of Zurich.

Read the full article: Gun ownership shooting up in Switzerland: study

Dear The Local,

Having read your article, I think you should explain to your "reporter"
Tanya Hogan that, in English, the phrase "more and more" does not
mean the same as "shooting up".

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Dear The Local,

Having read your article, I think you should explain to your "reporter"
Tanya Hogan that, in English, the phrase "more and more" does not
mean the same as "shooting up".

kind regards
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But shooting down would inevitably take out her foot. Which she wouldn't.............


............oh she already has.
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Re: Gun ownership shooting up in Switzerland: study

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There's a Swiss hiding under my bed...
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Aaaand where is the problem???
People with guns should not be "shooting up". Drugs are baaaad.
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Just joined this forum (literally) and read your response. Thanks for the laugh!
Imagine if everyone who owned guns were shooting up! YIKES! he he...
Had no idea there are people in Switzerland trying to increase regulation surrounding gun ownership. I always thought of Switzerland as the last, great bastion of truly uninhibited gun ownership.
I can see that this website will prove very enlightening!
And as you can read on the bumpers of many pickup trucks out here in the western US, "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".
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just joined this forum (literally) and read your response. Thanks for the laugh!
Imagine if everyone who owned guns were shooting up! Yikes! He he...
Had no idea there are people in switzerland trying to increase regulation surrounding gun ownership. I always thought of switzerland as the last, great bastion of truly uninhibited gun ownership.
I can see that this website will prove very enlightening!
And as you can read on the bumpers of many pickup trucks out here in the western us, "when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".
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Re: Gun ownership shooting up in Switzerland: study

Oh no- not another thread to mislead would be heidilanders into fantasies of ancient armed Europeans roaming the highlands and vales hunting the last free roaming heifers or EFers or marmots or whatever.
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Re: Gun ownership shooting up in Switzerland: study

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Re: Gun ownership shooting up in Switzerland: study

Mabern - what was THAT outburst all about? HeidiLanders? What have I said to incur such an unpleasant retort? Who am I trying to mislead in your opinion?
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Re: Gun ownership shooting up in Switzerland: study

That wasn't referring directly at you at all!!
You'd want to see me when I really burst out!
Lots of people use references to the most famous Swiss charachter in the most famous Swiss novel.
And there is an area of interest to the tourist referred to as Heidiland!

But I was talking about the endless threads started on this forum referring to gun ownership.
(and perhaps you know that?)

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Re: Gun ownership shooting up in Switzerland: study

Dear Mabern - I apologize for misunderstanding your remarks.... Call ME paranoid!

As I just joined, I didn't realize that threads on this site regarding gun ownership were frequent and getting harder to stomach - Good heavens - I didn't think there WERE any gun ownership "issues" there! So much for what I know.... Gun control is a HUGE issue here in the US these days, so finding an article on gun ownership being on the rise in Switzerland of course immediately aroused my curiosity.

My name really IS Heidi and my Great-Grandparents were from Einsiedeln. Hoping to get over for an extended stay in the future.

Joining this group is a small reconnaissance mission on my part. Info about learning Einsiedeln's Swiss German dialect is what I'm shooting for. (FORGIVE the pun - he he - sorry, couldn't resist. ) Do I understand correctly that it is its own language?
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