Skip to comments.Letter: See the results of tyranny
Posted on 02/01/2013 8:02:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Turk Pierce (Jan. 28) says that "guns do kill people" and that fewer guns equals fewer deaths." Since Mr. Pierce is playing the numbers game, let us continue down that road.
The following is a list of countries that initiated gun control and confiscation: Turkey, Soviet Union, Germany, China, Guatemala, Uganda and Cambodia; and the result -- 55, million citizens murdered. Not on a street corner by a thug, or in a parking lot by a gang member, but by their very own government. Mr. Pierce should do a little more research as to what our founding fathers were concerned about protecting us against with the Second Amendment. Tyranny, Mr. Pierce, tyranny; or in other words -- the government. I'm sure there are many people like Mr. Pierce who think that could never happen here. They too had better take another look at history. Germany, prior to Hitler's rise, had a Democratic government very similar to ours.
Many factors contribute to gun crimes these days. Mr. Pierce would have you believe it's about numbers saying "fewer guns, fewer deaths." If that's true, how does he explain Switzerland? Hitler never invaded Switzerland, and Japan did not invade the U.S., because of both having armed citizenry. In Switzerland the majority of men between the ages of 20-30 serve as a people's militia and are issued a true assault rifle capable of fully automatic fire. Certain Swiss units are also issued a semi-automatic handgun. The members of the people's militia keep these weapons in their homes. Switzerland has more guns per capita than the U.S., and yet has one of the lowest gun-related homicide rates in the world...
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obama and the libtards want to be able to do that, here. no question about it. he’d personally burn the constitution if he thought he could get away with it, he hates the founders, he hates how the country was created and hates how it works. i stand by everything i said.
Someone told me the other day when I mentioned the Swiss that they have the guns, but not the ammo. The ammo is stored away by the government in case of emergency.
Do you know if this is true. If so, when did that happen?
Thanks for the post, in fact, for all your posts 2ndDivisionVet.
I’ve never heard of that one before.
It’s amazing how they make this shit up. Really.
Ask this “someone” for a source. That should be enlightening!
Probably fact check or snopes. I’d rather find a source to disprove the validity of the claim. Something from the Swiss government would be especially great - original sources are the best.
Well put it this way. I am sure the governmnet has additional ammo for those guns if need arises.
AFAIK every Swiss man in a certain age range is required to have 20 rounds (minimum) for their rifles. They can obviously buy more if they want.
Thank you very much.
Hitler couldn’t have invaded Switzerland . They were his bankers.
The Swiss have got it CORRECT !
By the Federal Constitution of 1874, military servicemen are given their first equipment, clothing and arms. After the first training period, conscripts must keep gun, ammunition and equipment an ihrem Wohnort ("in their homes") until the end of their term of service.
(much more at the link)
This is not exactly true. The structure of the Swiss Reserve system requires the soldiers keep their personal equipment, including personally assigned weapons, at home (until 2007 this also included ammunition).
In 2007 and subsequent, the government issued weapons were retained in the soldier's homes, but the ammunition was held at a central armory in the town. This did not affect ammunition purchased for personal use and practice. There are no restrictions on types and amounts of ammunition purchased for personal use. Swiss Reservists are urged to practice with their assigned weapons, although they must furnish their own ammunition. Swiss Reservists are required to qualify with their issue weapon once a year with government provided ammunition.
Compulsory military service applies to all male Swiss citizens, with women serving voluntarily. Males usually receive initial orders at the age of 18 for conscription screening. About two-thirds of young Swiss men are found suitable for service, while alternative service exists for those found not suitable. About 20,000 Swiss receive basic training lasting for 18 to 21 weeks (increased from 15 weeks in 2003). Reservists perform 45 days of active duty per year, with obligation lasting from age 18 to 49.
On retirement from Reserves, members can purchase their individual service weapons. The StGw 57 battle rifle (7.5 Swiss) and StGw 90 assault rifle (5.56 NATO) are converted from select fire to semi-auto only at this time.
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