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Originally posted by benrl
If this is true Im going to go celebrate by buying some guns... and if its not, same response.
It would only take 10 of the countries listed to put an amendment in to take all of your guns away.Ask yourself, how many of those countries like us?
Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by GoldenRuled
I was under the impression that the treaty was signed a long time ago,
it just wasn't ratified.
Guns are deeply rooted within Swiss culture - but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept. The country has a population of six million, but there are estimated to be at least two million publicly-owned firearms, including about 600,000 automatic rifles and 500,000 pistols. This is in a very large part due to Switzerland's unique system of national defence, developed over the centuries.
Think about hurricane Katrina here in the states. They disarmed registered gun owners in neighborhoods that were not affected by the hurricane in the name of public safety.