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Swiss vote for stricter weapons law
The Swiss have today in a referendum, according to early forecasts called for a sharpening of the weapons act. According to the research institute gfs.bern will be the percentage of ‘yes’voters probably more than 60 percent.

The amended law stipulates, inter alia, that the possession of semi-automatic weapons is no longer allowed, with few exceptions, for example, for marksmen.

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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.

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