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30 September 2001

New York Times

GENEVA — Its reputation as a peaceable country under siege, Switzerland has begun to examine its national love of firearms. The deaths on Thursday of 14 lawmakers and government officials in a hail of bullets fired by a man with a standard Swiss Army-issue rifle caused newspapers and legislators to call for a review of gun possession policies here, which are among Europe's most relaxed. Mandatory military service for the male population means that nearly every Swiss... (

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