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Switzerland gunman kills three in Daillon in Valais
BBC ^ | 3 Jan 2013

Posted on 01/02/2013 11:56:08 PM PST by BlackVeil

A gunman has opened fire in a village in Switzerland, killing three people and wounding two others, Swiss police say.

The attack happened on Wednesday at around 21:00 (20:00 GMT) in the village of Daillon in Valais canton, 100km (60 miles) east of Geneva.

The gunman had reportedly been drinking heavily before the shooting.

Police dispatched to the scene arrested a suspect who was shot and wounded after he threatened them.

"Three victims died at the scene," said Valais police. "Two other people were wounded and hospitalised."

They had rushed to the village after calls reporting that several people were lying in the street after a spate of gunfire.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; shooting; switzerland
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1 posted on 01/02/2013 11:56:22 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

It’s all because guns aren’t registered./sarc


2 posted on 01/03/2013 12:11:57 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: BlackVeil

1. European media (BBC, RAI, Radio France, France24, etc.) stop crowing for a day or so about trigger-happy killer Americans.

2. European media blame their shootings on trigger happy killer Americans, replete with experts on violent American movies, videogames, and “The Copycat Effect.”


3 posted on 01/03/2013 12:12:45 AM PST by golux
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To: BlackVeil
Saw an interesting statistic last week.

In the USA, white people commit gun murders at almost exactly the same rate as white people in Switzerland.

Off the top of my head...

USA whites - 3 per 100,000

Swiss whites - 2.7 per 100,000

USA Blacks - 24 per 100,000

USA Hispanics - 12 per 100,000

4 posted on 01/03/2013 12:13:26 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: BlackVeil

too bad they couldn’t just club him to death....


5 posted on 01/03/2013 12:14:44 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BlackVeil

obama and ilk’s solution to crazed swiss gunman: disarm all american citizens.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 12:16:09 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BlackVeil

Ricola!

7 posted on 01/03/2013 12:18:34 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: zeestephen

along the same lines, although not quite as pointed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooa98FHuaU0


8 posted on 01/03/2013 12:19:46 AM PST by porter_knorr
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To: Vendome

Apparently, they were running around the mountain village in the dark, trying to get him. Police in the end wounded the gunman, and he is in custody - name not released yet.

It seems the police managed well, all things considered. I prefer they are caught alive, and made to answer.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 12:21:34 AM PST by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

The guy watched Dirty Harry the night before, so INTERPOL has a warrant out for the arrest of Clint Eastwood.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 12:38:15 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: porter_knorr

Very good link, thanks.

Here’s another stat for you...

2010 - USA Murders By Rifle - 360

2010 - USA Murders By Hands and Feet - 760


11 posted on 01/03/2013 12:48:13 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen; porter_knorr

Both of these are very good. Especially the reality that violent crime comes from a subset of the population: the uneducated poor. And which political system has caused more people to fall into that classification.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 1:17:53 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: BlackVeil

“Investigations revealed the man was a known drug addict and former mental health patient, authorities say.”


13 posted on 01/03/2013 1:32:51 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: zeestephen

That’s another good one.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 1:34:00 AM PST by porter_knorr
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To: zeestephen

Looks to me like the USA needs to do some serious exporting to Switzerland.

Now where did I put that big ol boat?????


15 posted on 01/03/2013 2:14:11 AM PST by eartick
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To: BlackVeil

Friends don’t let friends shoot drunk?


16 posted on 01/03/2013 2:33:43 AM PST by equaviator
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To: BlackVeil
"Investigations revealed the man was a known drug addict and former mental health patient, authorities say".

Why was he out on the streets?

17 posted on 01/03/2013 2:34:39 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Eleutheria5

They should register each drink.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 3:17:45 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

They always are - dangerous mental cases are out on the streets. The tragedy in the NY subway, with that man pushed under a train, is again because someone who should have been in a secure asylum, was not.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 3:38:27 AM PST by BlackVeil
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Both of these are very good. Especially the reality that violent crime comes from a subset of the population: the uneducated poor. And which political system has caused more people to fall into that classification.

I read an article that claims exactly that is what happened in Singapore. Singapore has a low crime rate that has been attributed to great policing and government policies.

Someone made a link between the legalization of abortion and the drop in crime rates. It seems like the undesirables were the one getting abortions (from the article not me) This led to the drop in crime committed by these undesirables.

20 posted on 01/03/2013 5:29:04 AM PST by USAF80
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To: ican'tbelieveit
You do not need to be politically correct with the “uneducated poor” statement. My parents were uneducated and poor, and would never commit crimes under any circumstance.

The real problem is the American black culture.

21 posted on 01/03/2013 5:49:06 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Flavious_Maximus

I wouldn’t just say black. Here we have white, black, hispanic and asians all committing some horrific acts.

Some of it can also be attributed to the “me first”culture.


22 posted on 01/03/2013 7:34:26 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: BlackVeil

Sorry to read about this. If I had to imagine heaven on earth, it would look a lot like the Valais.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 11:36:51 AM PST by Romulus
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