America should do as the Swiss, and require everyone have an AR-15 rifle.

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    America should do as the Swiss government does and require everyone to have a Millitary type rifle. We are at war with terrorists who are all armed with fully automatic AK-47 assault rifles. Its time we wake up to that fact.
     
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    But the Swiss have a long history of recreational shooting. There are too many Americans I wouldn't trust with a large knife, much less an AR.

    Plus, many people do not want to either own a gun or shoot a gun. Forcing them to own an AR goes against the grain of a free nation.
     
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    I will immediately endorse the U.S. adopting Switzerland’s gun laws if it comes to a vote
     
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    No, the government shouldn't require you to own a firearm.
     
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    Switzerland does not require everyone to have a firearm at all, let alone a "military-type rifle", whatever that is, a product of the Department of Redundancy Department.

    Moreover we already have more guns per capita than the Swiss.

    More moreover to carry a firearm in Switzerland you have to get a permit, which is usually issued only to those in a security job.

    Go buy what some of us call a "book".
     
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    Gun laws in Switzerland
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    Firearms legislation in Switzerland allows the free purchase of semi-automatic, but not fully automatic firearms by Swiss citizens and foreigners with permanent residence.[note 1][1] Permits for concealed carrying in public are issued sparingly.[note 2][2] The acquisition of fully automatic weapons, suppressors and target lasers likewise requires special permits issued by the cantonal firearms office.[3] Use of hollow-point and soft-point ammunition is limited to hunting.[4]...

    Swiss gun culture has emerged from a long tradition of shooting (tirs), which served as a formative element of national identity in the post-Napoleonic Restoration of the Confederacy,[5] and the long-standing practice of a militia organization of the Swiss Armyin which soldiers' service rifles are stored privately at their homes. In addition to this, many cantons (notably the alpine cantons of Grisonsand Valais) have strong traditions of hunting, accounting for a large but unknown number of privately held hunting rifles.

    Interestingly, although the Swiss are as relaxed about gun ownership as we are, they have a lot less gun homicides.
     
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    Oh! Let's do! That'll be FUN! :113::happy-1::hyper::pinkygirly:
     
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    8 million people most on the same page as compared to the US 320 million on about a million different pages......i can see why.....
     
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    Muster the militia. Don't be lazy and whine about gun control laws, right wingers.
     
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    Just for your own information, the idea that the Swiss require citizens to own guns is a myth. They do have a lot of gun owners. But it is something like 28 persons out of 100 that own guns.
     

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