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Switzerland

13 July 2006

SwissInfo

A group of non-governmental organisations has called for tougher gun laws, pointing out that firearms are responsible for one suicide a day in Switzerland. The NGOs, representing branches of psychiatry, violence prevention and human rights, said on Thursday that the introduction of a central arms database would avoid much pain and grief. They pointed out that Switzerland's suicide rate at just under 1,500 a year was high compared with other countries. The president... (GunPolicy.org)

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