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    rdeckard
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    Chet Manley
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    rdeckard
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    WistfulD
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    You can point out the supposed bias, but what do you have against that facts and figures stated? Countering everything with cries of bias just shows that one doesn’t have an argument of one’s own.

    Nurgen
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    Nurgen

    There’s a site like that for every major news outlet on the planet, Fink.

    oldnoob
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    Why need to look over sea? Just see how strict the gun laws are in DC, and Chicago and the crazy high crime rate. One should be able to understand that gun control doesn’t work.

    Chet Manley
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    Exactly. Chicago has some of the most restrictive anti-gun laws in the country, and it also has some of the highest crime rates in the country.

    WistfulD
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    True, but Texas also has horrible crime, and I don’t think anyone can say that they have harsh gun laws. I’m thinking that there’s something intrinsically different between Switzerland and the U.S.

    Jac
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    Your guns are safe, Obama is coming for your Golf clubs.

    Chet Manley
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    He is an expert on those.

    theredshoes
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    Mr Deckard, I refer you to my comment on the Turtle Universe thread. Some people are just unreachable.

    Chet Manley
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    Do you enjoy talking to yourself?

    Saborlas
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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Switzerland#Storage_of_military-issued_ammunition_by_militia_members

    Sure, you can have a gun. Most Swiss gun owners don’t have bullets. Your argument is invalid, Fink. Your username, however, fits.

    Chet Manley
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    You didn’t even read the link you posted:

    “There is no restriction on possessing personally purchased ammunition capable of being used in their issued weapon, and such ammunition is readily available in shops and at many firing ranges.”

    GreedyDrunk
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    Homicide Rate: (not specific to firearms): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate Number of firearms per capita: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country Violent Crime on its way down: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States Everyone can make their judgements based on this data (or dismiss the data all together). I believe it shows that countries like Switzerland and Finland have a high density of firearms without having a high homicide rate. America’s problem probably has more to do with the treatment of mental health issues, race demographics, poverty, law enforcement and partisan politics at all levels. If there is any doubt as to my standpoint (for making decisions on whether to up or down… Read more »

    rdeckard
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    The annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population was 0.70, which is one of the lowest in the world.[20] However, the annual rate of homicide by guns per 100,000 population was 0.52, which is higher than neighboring countries’.[21]

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Switzerland

    storminator
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    Wait- wut? There are still guns in the USA? I thought Obama was going to take them all away. They said so in 2007… and 2008… and 2009… etc etc etc. Surely, they must be gone by now!

    EuroUSA
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    It’s always amusing to read and hear about all the nonsense shared as though Switzerland is some form of “gun-panacea”… believe me, compared to many of our neighbours that have stricter firearm laws – IT IS NOT. The devastation felt of life loss from firearms has been having huge consequences in every factor of life in Switzerland. Jobs, housing, education, businesses in both rural and cities… everything. Every family doesn’t seem to be immune to the horror we are suffering. America is huge compared to Switzerland – and when murder and suicide take place here compared to America – in… Read more »