Comments:Teenage girl shot dead by Swiss army recruit
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Immediately, the thought turns to placing more restrictions on guns. If someone is off the rocker enough to want to kill people, a law against guns isn't going to stop them. In fact, in my opinion, it'd only make it worse: now the person is actually going to think about his murder weapon, making it even more maniacal. Fephisto 16:46, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
- Its alot harder to kill a random person in a violent attack than it is at 100m with a gun22.214.171.124 11:55, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
- I think my point still stands. Fephisto 14:41, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Seems to me if they only get 50 rounds of ammunition and are only allowed to open it in an emergency, then there is less need for discipline. If everyone had more ammunition, and used it more often in a controlled or regulated fashion, perhaps there would be more weeding out of people who are unable to behave responsibly with it. I don't know, perhaps my point is unclear, or perhaps I'm just way off base. I think it would be interesting to compare the statistics mentioned in this article about Swiss army-issued firearm killings with those of other countries/militaries. More gun control would be unnecessary with enough discipline, anyhow. How to attain such a thing, I wouldn't hazard to guess. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:26, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
You know guys, he didn't kill her with his standard issued ammo. It states directly underneath the pic of the box of ammo that "The killer used ammunition from a different source." Wrc wolfbrother 22:58, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
Per capita, Switzerland actually has an extremely low gun crime rate. In addition to the prevalence of army-issued firearms, there's almost no gun laws there, so many people have and commonly carry firearms that would be banned in most other countries. Random gun crime like this is extremely rare, however.--188.8.131.52 23:11, 28 November 2007 (UTC)
keeping a military weapon at home? What for?
I'm a Swiss citizen of the French part canton (state) of Fribourg.
In Switzerland, every male citizen has to do his military service of approximately 21 weeks. This milita army finds its roots in the ancestral history of Switzerland when times used to be quite different... Surrounded by France, Germany, Italy and Austria, my country has been for centuries in the geographical center of the majority of the European wars. At that time, a militia army was great due to the effectiveness and rapidity of the potential response to any agression.
Who fears an attack by France? Or an airstrike by Germany!!! This is totally useless... Basically, 19 years old kids learn how to use a professionnal rifle, shoot with it and can even keep it home! Imagine how many people feel after enduring a rough teenagehood... Oh yeah, childhood is always great, as well as the great time after it and before adulthood! Wake up! We are giving any disturbed kid a rifle! We better give him a book...
What would we lose to abolish such an ancestral institution?
Ask yourself the question, if you can't come up to a decent answer, you know where you are at!
Croatia police as brutal killer- Do not go in Croatia!
Also in Croatia, only policeman killing innocent girls such as a girl from Australia in the city of Dubrovnika. The Croatia's policemen are known as brutal killers! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 09:47, 27 July 2009 (UTC)