Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Guns, Less Crime

The title should actually read: More Guns in the Hands of Trained Gun-Owners, Less Crime

I stumbled upon the video below & thought you'd like to see it. It's about firearms policy in Switzerland.

After the video, I reproduced the video description by crutley2.

When thinking about the mass extermination camps of a holocaust think..

The key to freedom is to be able to have the ability to defend yourself &, if you dont have the tools to do that, then youre going to be at the mercy of whomever wants to put you away.

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.

Instead of a standing, full-time army, the country requires every man to undergo some form of military training for a few days or weeks a year throughout most of their lives.

Can you say, "Appleseed?" I've never been to one, but I can see where I SHOULD.


Johann said...

YEAH!! Exactly!
Thanks for posting this!

Emil Bandy said...

I only have one problem with the swiss's system... and that is that the weapons are all government issued.

I like the militia idea etc, but the ideal would be that the weapons are privately owned.

WildWeazel said...

I think I have a new favorite European country.