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Switzerland

15 May 2004

SwissInfo

Switzerland's long-standing tradition of soldiers keeping their rifles at home looks set to continue — at least for the time being. Despite the use of an army-issue rifle in a massacre in a local Swiss parliament in 2001, the defence ministry says it will maintain the practice. "Everybody who has served in the army is allowed to keep their personal weapon, even after the end of their military service," the defence ministry said in a statement. The ministry... (GunPolicy.org)

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