The amended law stipulates, inter alia, that the possession of semi-automatic weapons is no longer allowed, with few exceptions, for example, for marksmen.Read also the EU countries tighten up arms export control after attacks in Paris and Brussels
The new law stems from the anti-terrorist measures that the European Union has taken. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but because the country is part of the schengen area should the directive apply. the
The gun lobby and schietliefhebbers had the referendum is enforced. They are of the opinion that the adoption of the more stringent European law, the shooting as a popular sport in danger. The opponents of the revised law had in January of 125,000 signatures collected, 50,000 are needed for a referendum.