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Switzerland

18 September 2006

BBC News

GENEVA — The Swiss parliament has decided not to vote on a motion which would ban the distribution of ammunition to soldiers in the Swiss army. Every Swiss man has to serve in the army, which means that millions of assault rifles and ammunition are stored in homes across the country. Switzerland has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world and a high rate of family killings. However, parliamentarians say they need to know more to make a decision. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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