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  •  I'm pretty sure it's the same in Switzerland (0+ / 0-)

    Per Wikipedia:

    Switzerland does not have a standing army, instead opting for a people's militia for its national defense. The vast majority of men between the ages of 20 and 30 are conscripted into the militia and undergo military training, including weapons training. The personal weapons of the militia are kept at home as part of the military obligations; Switzerland thus has one of the highest militia gun ownership rates in the world.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 12:36:31 PM PDT

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    •  Switzerland isn't the US, but it's fairly easy (0+ / 0-)

      to purchase pistols there compared to anywhere else in Europe.

      Shooting is quite popular there as a sport in own right.  They have something like half the rate of pistol ownership the US does.

      "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

      by JesseCW on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 04:27:35 PM PDT

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