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Man Dies, Injures Wife in Swiss Toy Store Shooting

20 August 2013

Local (Switzerland)

A domestic dispute in a Toys'R'Us store in the canton of Zurich turned deadly on Tuesday when a 28-year-old man used a handgun to shoot his 24-year-old wife before pulling the trigger on himself. The incident occurred around 1pm in an underground parking area at the store in Dietlikon, a municipality northeast of the city of Zurich, cantonal police said. The woman, a Swiss citizen, was taken to by ambulance hospital with serious gunshot wounds. Her husband, an ethnic... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swiss Man Shoots, Kills Brother Over Inheritance

14 August 2013

Local (Switzerland)

A 48-year-old Swiss man admits to shooting and killing his brother during a property dispute on Tuesday at the family's estate in the canton of Solothurn. The incident occurred at around 8pm at a home in Büsserach, a town of about 2,000 people, after a dispute that led to the attacker pulling out a hunting rifle to shoot his 55-year-old brother, cantonal police said. The victim was seriously wounded in the incident that involved a dispute between the two men and... (GunPolicy.org)

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'Enduring Decrease' in Swiss Suicide Rate After Army Reduced Gun Access

30 July 2013

American Journal of Psychiatry

Objective - Firearms are the most common method of suicide among young men in Switzerland. From March 2003 through February 2004, the number of Swiss soldiers was halved as a result of an army reform (Army XXI), leading to a decrease in the availability of guns nationwide. The authors investigated the patterns of the overall suicide rate and the firearm suicide rate before and after the reform. Method - Using a naturalistic study design, the authors compared suicide... (GunPolicy.org)

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Francia,Siria,Alemania,Libia,Qatar,Suiza,Estados Unidos

Is Anyone Counting the Guns in Syria?

18 June 2013

Pacific Standard (USA)

Last night, in a televised interview with Charlie Rose, President Obama made the case for arming anti-Assad forces in Syria. In part, Obama was responding to critics who claim the U.S. weapons, once released, will be hard to control. Is that true? Scholars who study small arms proliferation have looked at the 2011 war in Libya as a guide and found evidence of illegal arms transfers and poor tracking of weapons. More than a year after the war ended, no overall... (GunPolicy.org)

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Police Launch Manhunt After Two Injured in Swiss Shooting

30 May 2013

Local (Switzerland)

Zurich city and cantonal police are looking for a gunman who shot and injured two men on a street in the centre of Switzerland's largest city on Thursday afternoon. Two Turkish men, aged 33 and 41, were injured in the shootout at a property at 37 Brauerstrasse shortly after 3pm, city police said. The two men were taken to hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds but their lives are "out of danger", city police spokesman Marco Cortesi told the SDA news agency. One of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Drunk Kosovo Man Shoots, Kills Wife After Divorce Request

1 May 2013

Croatian Times

A Kosovan man who shot his Swiss wife dead at the bus stop when she refused to consider changing her mind about divorcing him - and then went for a beer at a local pub - has claimed her death was her own fault. Afrim Mujaj, 45, then sat calmly watching as ambulances sped by in a bid to try and save the life of his 35-year-old wife Mirvete in Riniken, Switzerland. And as emergency services tried in vain to keep her alive - the court heard he bought rounds of drinks for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suiza,Países Bajos

Dutch Police Arrest Former Pupil Over School Shooting Threat

22 April 2013

BBC News

Dutch police have made an arrest following a threat, posted on the internet, to carry out a shooting at a school in the city of Leiden. The suspect is a former pupil of the British School, which has a site in neighbouring Voorschoten. More than 20 schools were told to stay closed on Monday in response to the threat posted on internet forum 4chan. The anonymous writer said they would shoot their teacher "and as many students as I can". He or she said they would be... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Suiza

Swiss Man Shoots, Injures Neighbour with Rifle Over Noise

16 April 2013

Local (Switzerland)

An American expat rapper living in Biel in the canton of Bern says he is lucky to be alive after a neigbour fired at him with a gun for making too much noise in his apartment. "I really dodged a bullet today," the man said on his Facebook page, according to a report online from the 20 Minutes newspaper. The bearded man posted a photo showing a burn mark on his cheek about the size of a two-franc coin. "My neighbour arrived with a pump action rifle in my apartment... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Suiza

What's Worked, and What Hasn't, in Gun-Loving Switzerland

19 March 2013


Switzerland has an entrenched gun culture that is embraced by most of its 8 million citizens, some of them as young as 10 years old. Every Swiss community has a shooting range, and depending on who is counting, the alpine country ranks third or fourth in the number of guns per capita. "You can walk into a cafe in a town where there is a shooting festival and you'll see rifles hanging on the hat rack. It's just incredible. It's just proliferation all over the place,... (GunPolicy.org)

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África,América,Asia,Europa,Oceanía,Estados Unidos,Rusia,Italia,Alemania,Brasil,Suiza,Israel,Austria,Corea del Sur,Bélgica,España,Turquía,Noruega,Canadá,Reino Unido,Australia,Francia,Pakistán,Yemen,Honduras,El Salvador,Jamaica

Fact and Figures: Global Trade in Small Arms

18 March 2013

al Jazeera

Diplomats from around the world have gathered at the UN for talks on an international arms trade treaty, in an effort to stop the sale of illegal conventional arms. Similar talks held last July failed, mainly due to the objections of the US and Russia, the world's two largest arms exporters. Al Jazeera has compiled a list of facts related to the global production and trading of small arms. 1. Authorised international transfers of small arms, light weapons, their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suecia,Uruguay,Finlandia,Iraq,Arabia Saudita,Chipre,Suiza,Yemen,Serbia,Estados Unidos

10 Nations with Highest Gun Ownership

12 March 2013


Bangalore: "Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins," said novelist Ayn Rand. In an era where the misuse of guns and ammunitions are leading to massacres, it is no more a place of nonviolence. Arms and ammunitions leave bitter memories and scar the human race for ages to come. Here are the 10 countries with highest gun ownership, as listed by yahoo.com. USA: USA tops the list of countries with highest gun ownership and this no surprise! The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Switzerland Debates Gun Registration Law in Shootings' Aftermath

7 March 2013

Bloomberg Business Week

On a snowy late-February morning, a man walked into the cafeteria of a wood-processing plant in the Swiss village of Menznau and opened fire with a Sphinx AT .380 pistol. Four people died, including the gunman. Six others were wounded. It was Switzerland's second mass shooting in less than two months. In January a man with a history of mental illness fired a rifle from his window in the Alpine village of Daillon, killing three and injuring two. The shootings have... (GunPolicy.org)

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Swiss Man Kills Three, Injures Seven in Mass Workplace Shooting

27 February 2013

New York Times

GENEVA — At least three people were killed in a shooting at a Swiss factory on Wednesday, the police said, adding that the gunman was among the dead. The episode was the second mass shooting in Switzerland this year. The shooting occurred at about 9 a.m. in the canteen of a Kronospan wood processing factory in the town of Menznau, about 14 miles west of Lucerne, the police said in a statement. A spokesman for the police in Lucerne said that the gunman was a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Three Dead, Seven Injured in Swiss Factory Shooting

27 February 2013

BBC News / Associated Press

Three people have been killed and seven injured during a shooting at a factory near the Swiss city of Lucerne, police have said. The killer, a 42-year-old man who had worked at the factory for 10 years, is among the dead. Shooting broke out in the canteen at the Kronospan wood processing plant in the town of Menznau at around 09:00 (08:00 GMT). A prosecution spokesperson said the shooting took place over a few minutes. Five of the injured are reported to be in a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Finlandia,Estados Unidos,Unión Europea,Alemania,Suiza,Rusia,Sudáfrica,México

Registry Shows Germans Fourth in World for Guns

17 February 2013

Local (Germany)

Figures compiled for Germany's new National Weapons Registry reveal that there are 5.4 million legally owned guns in the country, making it the world's fourth most-armed nation per capita. Der Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday that the state of Bavaria topped the list with 1.1 million, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia with 1 million and Baden-Württemberg with 700,000. The new national gun register bundles together the data from over 500 local authorities, which... (GunPolicy.org)

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Switzerland Guns: Living with Firearms the Swiss Way

11 February 2013

BBC News

Switzerland has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, but little gun-related street crime - so some opponents of gun control hail it as a place where firearms play a positive role in society. However, Swiss gun culture is unique, and guns are more tightly regulated than many assume. Throughout the attack, Anne Ithen kept her eyes shut. "I didn't want to see it. I didn't want those images in my head for the rest of my life… but I remember... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suiza,Estados Unidos,Francia,Yemen

Three Dead, Two Injured in Swiss Shooting

8 February 2013

Washington Post

DAILLON, Switzerland — On Jan. 3, the day Sandy Hook Elementary students returned to school in Newtown, Conn., Florian Berthouzoz leaned out his window and opened fire on this tranquil Swiss village with an old military carbine and a 12-gauge shotgun. By the time he finished shooting, three women were killed, apparently at random, and two men were wounded. Berthouzoz was brought down by a police officer's bullet in the chest. The shooting in Daillon, on a steep... (GunPolicy.org)

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Switzerland Launches a Gun Collection [FR]

7 February 2013

Le Figaro (France)

[Translated summary: Cantons of Vaud and Geneva, Switzerland, launched a campaign of voluntary surrender of firearms to reduce the number of firearms in circulation: 230,000 firearms in civilian hands in 2012.] Les cantons de Vaud et Genève lancent jeudi une campagne de dépôt volontaire afin de diminuer le nombre d'armes en circulation. Sous le nom d'opération «Vercingétorix», les autorités de la métropole lémanique invitent les citoyens à se séparer de... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suiza,Arabia Saudita,Siria,Jordania,Emiratos Árabes Unidos

Swiss Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia Blocked on HR Grounds

23 January 2013


The Swiss government has vetoed the planned sale by the firearms group KRISS of weapon components to Saudi Arabia, arguing that the weapons made from them could be used to violate human rights. The Swiss group's application for an export licence was for items worth SFr436,000 ($468,000), according to the economics ministry. The ministry said the application was for components for pistols to be sent to the United States for assembly, and then exported to Saudi Arabia... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania,Francia,Estados Unidos,Inglaterra y Gales,Suiza,Australia

Editorial: Three Million Guns in Australia is More Than Enough

15 January 2013

Sydney Morning Herald, Editorial

It should be troubling to Australian governments that since 1988, after more than 1 million guns have been destroyed as a result of government buyback programs, numerous amnesties, voluntary returns, the banning of semi-automatic weapons and the tightening of gun import controls, the number of guns in private hands in Australia is as large as it has ever been. It's not hard to see why. Since 1988, while governments have been running a variety of gun control programs,... (GunPolicy.org)

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