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Old 27th Feb 2013, 12:47
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Swiss tragedy

BBC News - 'Three dead' in Swiss shooting


Three people have been killed and seven injured during a shooting at a factory near the Swiss city of Lucerne, local media quote officials as saying.

My condolences to the victims' families.

I hope the shooter enjoys an eternal roasting.
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 13:08
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Switzerland has perhaps the highest gun ownership per capita in the world, though problems are very rare. It sounds like someone with a grudge and a gun and......What happened to good old fisticuffs ?



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Old 27th Feb 2013, 13:29
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Regretfully:
However, there are more domestic homicides and suicides with a firearm in Switzerland than virtually anywhere else in Europe except Finland, she says.
More guns, more shootings.
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 13:39
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What "zero defect" world do some people think we are living in? Man's inhumanity to man is one constant.

Sad, and not the norm.
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 14:45
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Stand by for outrage and calls to ban/control/centrally-store the tool used in this incident.

Oh, Switzerland. That's in Europe right? Never mind.
 
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According to Wikipedia - which I do not place too much credence in, but it gave a quick and easy result, Switzerland has the 3rd highest rate of gun ownership per capita in the world, but falls 20th in terms of firearm related deaths.

There will of course be more accurate statistics available, but I don't think they will disprove the contention that Switzerland is very, very safe, and that most gun related deaths there are either accidental or inter-family. The incidence of random shootings such as today's is very low.

That said, the incidence of gun related deaths in CH is significantly higher (again, Wikipedia figures) than most other European countries.

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Here we go again. A thread started to express condolences to those effected by the shooting now is slowly but surely making its way to a thread about firearms. Who would've thought?

Give it a break guys. It's getting, shall we say, tedious.
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Don't mention firearms, RGB. TB mentioned them once, but I think he got away with it.
 
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"By it's side a Great White shark swims peacefully" ..............

until a New Zealand Police officer pumps it full of 20 lead projectiles !!!
(in reference to what happened today in NZ),
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Hey Gordy? That great white doesn't look too peaceful to me.
Matter of fact, he looks like he just might have the diver for a snack in short order.
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 15:10
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................. 10 .................
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Hey Gordy? That great white doesn't look too peaceful to me.
Matter of fact, he looks like he just might have the diver for a snack in short order.
But he did not. Kind of my point really, everyone has pre-conceived ideas that may or may not reflect reality.
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I agree, Gordy. Fully.

Uh-oh. The countdown is on. We're at T-minus 10 and counting.

Let's talk about Great White sharks instead, eh? From a Swiss tragedy to the Great White shark. That'll do.
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Are there fresh water sharks? I don't think Switzerland has an ocean.
 
Old 27th Feb 2013, 15:50
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I like the Swiss, they put up a statue to Freddie Mercury so they are good people. And are not part of the EU....

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he looks like he just might have the diver for a snack in short order.
although the airbottles might make it fart.
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Do the Swiss part-time-army chaps still commute to/from home with their gear?

They used to have ALL their gear at home, including light arms & accompanying ammo.

Wierd getting on a train & finding 20 guys in full combat dress and all toting the 7.62 FN plus a couple of guys with GPMGs (or the Swiss equivalent).

Stll, they were hugely amused by my very obvious momentary panic and proceeded to share their MRM & show me how stuff works.

I think stuff like mortars & grenades they had locked up somewhere safe...
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Old 27th Feb 2013, 16:24
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I think stuff like mortars & grenades they had locked up somewhere safe...
Are you suggesting that the 7.62 FNs and GPMGs were not "safe". Were you prepared to take them away from them?
 
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Aaaarrrrhhhhh, but you see you don't need to take them away from them,
you only need to take one small part from each - which can be done in
very short order - and both weapons become totally useless.

Why carry 5kgs around when you can carry 500gms and achieve
the same objective
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