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Poor weapon of choice: no thank you!

For opponents of the new weapons policy, on the 19. May will be matched, much is at stake. "It is the destruction of our well-functioning and unique in the world, "Gun Culture threatens"" writes the opposing Committee. After a ' Yes ' to the template, the weapon of the militiamen would not be the weapon of the citizen, warns the opposition, led by the SVP national councillors Jean-François Rime, and Werner Salzmann.

Looking at, however, Pay of the army, ordered the attachment of the militiamen, with its ordnance weapon very well. So, less and less soldiers want to take over after the termination of the service of your weapon. 2004 have taken 43 per cent of all from the military service, dismissed army personnel, their ordnance weapon as a property with a home. In the following year the percentage declined to 29 percent. The reason: Since 2005, you have to pay for the Adoption of the assault rifle 100 francs, and for a gun CHF 30 processing fee.

to fall to 13 percent

in 2010, followed the next break-in: Only 15 percent of the soldiers wanted to take their weapon – the previous year it was still 30%. This time the reason lay in the requirement that soldiers must fill out for the Adoption of the weapon for a weapons acquisition permit. In addition, you need to have in the three years prior to retirement at least twice the Mandatory and twice the shooting completed. Since the introduction of this provision, less than 15percent of the retired army members take their weapon. Last year, there were still 13Prozent, which took a total of 2287 assault rifles and 811 guns home with them.

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"The Numbers prove what the consequences of any further tightening of the arms law", says SVP-man Salzmann. The granting of the Exception of the sport shooters in the future need for the acquisition of an assault rifle, is expected to many deter and Protect. "This shows how massive this template is detrimental to the shooting sports," says Salzmann. But the Figures show that the soldier is much at your service weapon, if you make this for minor tightening? Salzmann. "The required firing proof is strict and can be due to a stay Abroad is not always provided." In addition, the soldiers were not at the time of discharge from the army younger than they used to, reducing their possible connectedness of a shooting club so pronounced.

18 tons of weapons per year

to be compared to The well 3000 army guns , which started last year in private ownership, a larger number of weapons, a year in stuff houses and police posts to be returned. So alone, the army takes back per year, approximately 18 tons of weapons, or the equivalent of 4000 assault rifles. Statistics on the exact number and kind of withdrawn weapons will not lead the army.

Also unclear is how many shots are fired in weapons per year to the police station. A national statistics is missing, and the individual Police forces do not vary according to the type of the delivered weapons. Have been made in the Canton of Zurich in the last few years, about 3.5 tons of weapons per year. In November, the Canton is also planning a larger Return in Winterthur, Switzerland. The Bernese cantonal police has received in recent years, on average, between 2000 and 3000 guns of all kinds, in Basel-city, the 100, in Aargau, 900 and in St. Gallen 500 weapons were. The Numbers are in all the cantons, asked stable, an increase – for example, with regard to the new weapons policy – is not yet determined. All of the returned weapons are destroyed.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 31.03.2019, 19:05 PM

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