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In The Shooting Gallery Basement

In the right Hand she takes the grey gun, the left she grabs the magazine and pushes it into the gun. A metallic Click the following engaged. Now Madeleine puts down anchor hip width apart, raise your hands with the Sig Sauer caliber nine, focuses on the disc, pulls the trigger. The shot sits, the gold-colored bullet shell falls next to her on the floor.

anchor is 40 years old, by profession a clerk, and mother of a four-year-old daughter. Nine years ago, she fired her first weapon; together with Anton anchor, whom she later married. Back when he was a COP and took it on the second Date, in a shooting cellar. She was impressed. "There reigned peace, discipline and respect," she says. Also this afternoon on the Shooting range in the Canton of Aargau, Oberentfelden.

The guns-Ästhetin

founded in The anchor five years ago, the company AATS Group GmbH. As the shoots Rainer Anton anchor brings to the customers in dealing with firearms. It Bank employees, Housewives, even a judge. You are shooting stationary or in action. The "fire and movement". James-Bond-Feeling.

Madeleine anchor first gun was a Glock 17, several firearms, including rifles are at home in the Safe. Their daughter, whose name she wears as a Tattoo under the collarbone, is accustomed to, and may also cellar in the Shooting. "You know that these are not toys," says the mother. Madeleine anchor like counts of weapons not only the technology, but also the optics. She laughs. "This is probably a typical woman." On one of your guns has the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau in length. At some point she wants to afford a Swarovski stone.

According to estimates by the Federal government in Switzerland there are about two million legal firearms. And the trend is rising, as the number of newly issued weapons acquisition certificates. This was in 2013, when 25'000, and four years later at 38'000. An acquisition certificate is entitled to purchase three weapons.

The gun collector

Who wants to be Peter Meier, a fifth sub-basement of the blade Bacher shopping center Tivoli. Here in the shooting gallery basement, the 77-Year-old works as a champion and shooting instructor Protect. His black jacket is a small, silver machine gun emblazoned as a pin. In the Holster on the belt of his Ruger 1911, a semi-automatic pistol caliber 45. It is traditional in the paneled anteroom, a bit like at the table. On the wall is a Cartoon about SP Federal councillor Simonetta Sommaruga makes fun. In display cases, the firearms are issued for the sale, in a drawer guns store to Rent.

A gun Cabinet in the firing plant at the Tivoli. Photo: Reto Oeschger

Meier is a sports shooter and gun collector. At home in Oetwil an der Limmat he keeps in a secured basement room, 42 firearms, from a Revolver over the shotgun to the machine gun. They all fascinate the native of Basel, your style, your way. On the counter for a Revolver from Smith & Wesson. For this model, he provides the ammunition himself, because you can't buy. He thoughtfully weighs the weapon in the Hand, opens the drum, pushes to the Demonstration of a cartridge and also takes you back. Be environment have never responded negatively to his Hobby. "But I'm also not a left-wing colleagues," he says and laughs loudly.

The policy to him at the Moment is particularly important, because the Swiss will vote in may on a tightening of the firearms legislation based on the EU model. "Not constructive" Meier, the discussed Changes. "Terrorists use anyway illegally purchased weapons. Harassed and criminalized, we are normal citizens."

A man shoots a gun in the shooting gallery basement at the shopping center Tivoli. Photo: Reto Oeschger

A shooter comes in. "Sali Peter", greets him. The young man buys a packet of ammunition from the type 7.65 Browning. "The chliine Pfüpf," he says with a laugh. "Muggefürz," says Meier. On this day, all visitors are male. The few women that shoot-out in Tivoli, it's mostly self-defense. "The only Trouble," says Meier. Better a shotgun with rubber suitable meal. So you could kill anyone accidentally. And alone the sound of the bolt action show effect. He imitates the sound and makes the appropriate hand motion. Back, before, ready to be shot.

The civil Zen master

Michael Merki sits in the garden of his well-kept single family house in Schöfflisdorf in the Canton of Zurich. The plaid shirt is tucked into a pair of Jeans with a leather belt. In his ear a small plug – shines the gold-plated miniature of one of his guns. It is more than jewelry, it is a label. "I'm going to disclose that I am a Sagittarius."

The 57-Year-old got his first gun as a recruit. "Since the state has delegated to me for the first Time responsibility," he says. Eight years later, he became President of the shooting Association Schöfflisdorf. Here he is born, grew up and remained. Without desire for change, without the Wanderlust. Roots are more important to him, as well as volunteering and ambition. The former professional firefighter and now a security consultant involved in five Clubs and associations. Five years ago, he was also elected to the schöffli villages the local Council. As A Non-Party. "But I know where I belong," he says. "Good citizens." He grins.

30 firearms and seven "sports equipment" store in Merkis basement. Photo: Reto Oeschger

most of The leisure spend Merki on Shooting ranges. For years, the former easily wins athlete of the Swiss Championships medals. When Shooting, he was focused, totally, stand analyze the direction of the wind and sun. But above all, he wanted to defeat your own mind. "Only then can you meet ten times in a row the 10." A Zen master of the Shooting.

Merkis 30 firearms and seven sports equipment, so he calls the rifles for the competitions, and stored in a separate room in the basement. The sports equipment are the preference of blue – the color of the municipality of Schöfflisdorf.

He had nothing against a meaningful intensification of the weapons law, he says. However, the new law will not bring additional security. "We have in Switzerland already rules that are important and work." Part of this is that gun owners are the law caused may break. A violent act or two traffic offenses be enough for the authorities to be allowed to collect the weapons.

The talented young shooter

Marko Markovic is still at the beginning of his sporting career. He is 19years old and belongs to the squad of the gun Basel country. In the course of his small-caliber pistol, a small race flag. In the shooting sports rule and indicates that there is no cartridge in the gun. Markovic was nine years old when he followed his big brother in the club. First he shot with an air gun, for the tenth birthday, he is allowed to fire live ammunition. In the meantime, he has a small caliber pistol, the Hämmerli brand and an assault rifle. "Weapons are like clockwork. Everything must interlocking, in order to work", says Markovic.

"The weapons purchase should not be difficult," high school student Marko Markovic. Photo: Dominik Plüss

The high school student shoots in the Canton squad. Inclusion in the national he refused, because he wanted to concentrate on school. The Hobby is not an obligation, he says. On the Shooting range, he can switch off, he then focuses only on the moment. 19. May he will vote no. "The weapons purchase should not be difficult," he says.

In the Shooting range Oberentfelden Madeleine anchor puts her uncharged Sig Sauer in a small, gray gun case. For you, this vote to be a matter of principle, she speaks of a "creeping disarmament of the Swiss citizens". The fact that all the weapons groups would suddenly be illegal to give you can easily done right. "And back again, is almost impossible," says anchor. And closes the gun case.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 28.04.2019, 18:46 PM

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