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What Switzerland Can Teach Us About Guns,I Wonder;Send A Liberal To The Alps For the Summer
Google Plus ^ | April 24, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 04/24/2014 6:18:38 PM PDT by lbryce

What Switzerland Can Teach Us About Guns, I Wonder


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; gunrights; guns
They wear their guns as comfortably and nonchalantly as some fashion accessory.
1 posted on 04/24/2014 6:18:38 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

And they’re riding bikes.

And they look not-guilty. I don’t care for travel, but maybe I should go to Switzerland.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 6:27:11 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: wastedyears

I could use some instruction.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 6:33:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
And a couple of these:


4 posted on 04/24/2014 6:35:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

There’s a reason why Germany decided not to invade Switzerland during World War 2. The entire country mobilized in three days and they were armed.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 6:38:07 PM PDT by rightwingerpatriot
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To: Paladin2

You don’t know how to ride a bike?


6 posted on 04/24/2014 6:50:28 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: wastedyears

I’m not a very good yodeler, so could also use some practice in the scenic canyons of Die Schweiz.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 6:56:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

Lowest crime rate in the world.

Because of the absence of a certain ethnic group in their society — in fact, because of a high degree of homogeneity and lack of diversity.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 6:57:08 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: lbryce
When the topic is SEX, liberals say: the more you talk about it and put it in front of them, the LESS kids will partake and experiment.

When the topic is GUNS, liberals say: the more you talk about it and put it in front on them, the MORE kids will want to shoot people and do violence.

Weird, huh?

9 posted on 04/24/2014 7:00:41 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: lbryce

I am still baffled by a (liberal female) PHD Swiss friend that works at Goethe University, she had never heard of any of this gun stuff, and knew nothing about it.


10 posted on 04/24/2014 7:04:27 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

Sounds like she wasn’t born or raised there, and wasn’t told about the country’s history with arms.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 7:09:33 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: wastedyears

She must have skipped the later adolescent years.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 7:11:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: wastedyears

She was born and raised there, she married my German friend who teaches at Goethe, is why she now lives in Germany.

My guess is that being female, she managed to never notice anything related to that aspect of Swiss life.


13 posted on 04/24/2014 7:25:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: rightwingerpatriot

According to an old story, a German general told a Swiss general that “Our army is five times as big as yours. What would you do if we invaded?”

The Swiss general said...”All of our soldiers would fire five shots each, then go home.”


14 posted on 04/24/2014 7:29:28 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: rightwingerpatriot
"There’s a reason why Germany decided not to invade Switzerland during World War 2."

Hitler had bigger fish to fry and he needed the railway bridges and tunnels running through Switzerland intact.

15 posted on 04/24/2014 7:32:03 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Flag_This

He needed their banking skills most of all...


16 posted on 04/24/2014 7:55:02 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: ansel12
My guess is that being female, she managed to never notice anything related to that aspect of Swiss life.

M guess is that being a liberal (as you said she is), shes looking you straight in the face and lying right down to her very bones, on behalf of the needs of the collective, with absolutely zero conscience problems.

17 posted on 04/24/2014 8:03:14 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: lbryce

At one time, wasn’t it a law that all Swiss men were required to maintain arms? Maybe it still is.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 8:13:44 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Talisker

You may have also read that she is my friend, I wouldn’t be associating with what you described, but thanks for emoting, I hope you feel better.


19 posted on 04/24/2014 8:19:36 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To this day, every male, when he turns 20, is issued a full automatic military rifle and required to keep it at home. Universal service in the Militia Army is required. When a Swiss is no longer required to serve, he may keep his rifle (converted from automatic to semi-automatic) or his pistol (if he served as an officer).

All healthy Swiss men aged between 18 and 34 are obliged to do military service and all are issued with assault rifles or pistols which they are supposed to keep at home.

Interest in gun ownership is waning, partly due to the shrinking size of the conscripted militia that serves as Switzerland’s army. Men between the ages of 20 and 30 report for training and are issued military weapons, which they keep at home.

All of the above are from different sources. It appears that your “friend” is applying a little selective memory. It is IMPOSSIBLE for her to have grown up in Switzerland with a father and or uncle or brothers and NOT know about the gun laws there. It is MANDATORY. Sorry.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 8:35:40 PM PDT by gtwizard
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To: lbryce

Hmmmmmm? Not really that much to hunt in Switzerland, AND THEY HAVE GUNS? Gee they must have a 2nd Amendment in their Constitution too.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 8:47:38 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: gtwizard

Actually I have two books on what you just shared, not to mention reading countless articles on the Swiss and the military.

I think she did what I have seen many females do, manage to miss huge swaths of what is going on that doesn’t concern them and interest them.

I have a female friend that was going on against guns one day and I tried to remind her of all the guns in Houston homes when we were growing up, or how many guns she had to walk by to get to my bedroom in my mother’s house, she had totally forgotten such things, dating California girls, I can’t tell you how young females I dated who were “vegetarians” but who ate hamburgers, without getting the connection.

If this conversation switched from “guns” to how well insulated some females can live, in living in their own little world, then we would all be able to understand how a PHD type Swiss girl could grow up and never know about the details of her nation’s military and mandatory service.

I brought up all the obvious questions about boyfriends/father and such, I can also introduce you to many American females who are proud of their father’s war time service, except that they just don’t know what branch he was in, or what he did in the war, and sometimes not know which war it was.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 8:47:39 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: lbryce

Those Swiss gals bicycling with their SIG rifles have nothing on Israeli girl soldiers walking on the beach in Haifa in bikinis with their M-16’s.

Or maybe both are a great idea. Stacked & packed!


23 posted on 04/24/2014 8:55:13 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: ansel12
You may have also read that she is my friend, I wouldn’t be associating with what you described, but thanks for emoting, I hope you feel better.

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. Switzerland has a population of eight million people, all of whom face mandatory conscription and firearm ownership laws. You friend grew up in that environment, knows nothing about it whatsoever, and the fact that she is a liberal has nothing to do with the impossibility of her claims, even though they fully fit the liberal agenda.

I'm not the one emoting here.

24 posted on 04/24/2014 9:08:26 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Actually, you are the one emoting, but thanks for sharing.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 9:29:59 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

It’s impossible to miss. I lived 7 years in Switzerland and spent another 5 working for a Swiss company here in the US and therefore travelled back there quite a bit.

The soldiers mostly travel from their residences to the place of their deployment by public transportation. You see them in their uniforms carrying their gear on the trains. They go out on maneuvers to different areas in the country and their movements cannot be missed. They miss work each year for their training and cannot be fired for this time away.

And those who are dismissed from military duties are instead assigned duties with the civil services. Each home and apartment block has bomb shelters built into them, which also doubles for a good wine cellar.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 4:55:54 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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