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2018 107 arms weapons are lost

In Switzerland in the past year, 107 arms weapons lost. This was considerably more than in the previous year. The decline in the number of weapons to take on the military after the termination of military service, however, is.

in 2017, had gone to the 85 assault rifles and army pistols lost, such as the Department of defence, civil protection and Sport (VBS) on Tuesday confirmed a report of the "gaze". A year earlier, there were 69 guns, which is no longer appeared.

Since 2009, the army had registered a total of 766 arms weapons missing. At least 36 missed in the past year, poor weapons showed up. Three assault rifles were seized in foreign countries, all other found weapons in Switzerland.

According to army spokesman Stefan Hofer, there are many reasons for weapons losses. So would about stolen in burglaries or on the road when engaging arms weapons or they would be destroyed in a house fire. But even during the military service, you could disappear, for example, when Translating a river without a trace, if a gun case into the water.

The weapons losses of the army were in the parts per thousand range. Nevertheless, the army will do everything so no weapons would be lost. The members of the army, would be made in the service regularly on their obligation for safe storage of the weapons. Since 2017, a Flyer is also to be found in any service booklet with the theme "weapons to prevent loss".

Hofer noted that the loss of a private or personal arms weapon must be reported promptly to the nearest police location. This had a direct impact on a potential punishment of Failure.

Less interest in Acquisition of weapon

the Swiss members of the army seem to have lost in recent years, the interest in taking over their weapons after the completion of the compulsory military service. So, 2513 weapons were, according to the VBS in 2017, is still in private ownership. It was in 1523, assault rifles, and 990 guns. 90 percent of the Dismissed is not interested, therefore, for your poor weapon.

in 2004, with the introduction of the army XXI, a significant reduction of the stocks took place, had taken 43 percent of the dismissed soldiers with their weapons. At the time, 31'915 weapons were privately owned, namely 20'guns 109 storm 11'806 pistols. Since 2004, a total of over 106'000 weapons were handed in after service discharge.

The declining interest is probably also linked to more stringent regulations from 2010 onwards. And with the Adoption of the EU weapons Directive, the requirements will be tightened once again. However, the people should have the last word. The Referendum, however, the required 50'000 signatures are to be submitted in mid-January at the Federal Chancellery. (Dec/sda)

Created: 08.01.2019, 11:47 PM

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