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Gun Policy News


28 September 2002


The Key Facts: - A 1999 law regulates the sale and licensing of private guns. - 500,000 men have a gun at home in Switzerland. - 350,000 firearms are kept by demobilized soldiers for summer shooting practices. - Last year 47 homicides were recorded and police say in all cases privately owned firearms were involved. The government wants to revise Switzerland's gun laws one year on from the worst-ever shooting spree in which a gunman killed 14 people in Zug. It has... (

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