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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:27 AM

Three dead in Swiss village shooting

Source: Reuters

Three people were killed and two wounded late on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire in the Swiss village of Daillon, Swiss police said on Thursday.

The suspect threatened police when they tried to arrest him, and officers shot and wounded him before taking him into custody, police of the Swiss canton of Valais said in a statement. No police officers were wounded.

Swiss website 20minutes.ch reported that the gunman was a resident of the village aged about 30 who was armed with an assault rifle and had been drinking heavily.

It quoted a villager as saying one of the dead was a woman in her 80s.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/03/swiss-village-shooting-daillon



As Ezra Klein notes, it's a right-wing myth that Switzerland is a gun-rights haven. In reality Switzerland's laws embrace the well-regulated militia concept, as Klein quotes Prof. Janet Rosenbaum:

Switzerland has also been moving away from having widespread guns. The laws are done canton by canton, which is like a province. Everyone in Switzerland serves in the army, and the cantons used to let you have the guns at home. They’ve been moving to keeping the guns in depots. That means they’re not in the household, which makes sense because the literature shows us that if the gun is in the household, the risk goes up for everyone in the household.

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alp227 Jan 2013 OP
flamin lib Jan 2013 #1
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:04 AM

1. kick and the other meme is Austrialia's gun control didn't work nt

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:12 AM

2. Seems like every time you turn around...

there is some shooting in a Swiss town.





just in case

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:15 AM

3. A lot of gun trolls and their sockpuppets around tonight.

Waving their insufficient packages around.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:53 AM

4. Just remember, every time a psycho shoots people, an ammunition manufacturer makes money.

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:57 AM

5. But if the Swiss had a gun in every house! . . . errr . . . never mind. n/t

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