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Switzerland

20 October 2004

SwissInfo

In Switzerland, soldiers who have completed military service are allowed to hold on to their guns. A legal loophole allows these weapons to be traded freely, causing embarrassment to the authorities and provoking protests from those who fear dire consequences. A review of the present law promises tighter gun controls, but already the market is awash with ex-military rifles and pistols at knockdown prices. A militia army — the principle, whereby every able-bodied... (GunPolicy.org)

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