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Switzerland

28 September 2001

Independent (UK)

Switzerland is "an armed nation", proclaims the country's federal constitution dating back to 1848. Almost every adult male is issued with a gun, to be kept at home oiled and ready for any possible foreign invasion. The weapon, these days a semi-automatic, is supplied with 24 rounds. The ammunition comes in a sealed box, but it is easy to buy more on the open market. For shooting is Switzerland's national sport. Swiss expertise with weapons dates back to the Middle... (GunPolicy.org)

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