"the' Yes ' side wins by a large margin in Sunday's referendum for stricter gun laws in Switzerland – 67% against 33, tracks the world of the gfs.bern."
"the Result means that Switzerland is approaching the EU regulatory framework, which was tightened in the wake of several terrorist attacks in Europe. Switzerland is not included in the union, but have been encouraged by the EU members to harmonise their legislation with that of theirs."
"The new law restricts, among other things, the right to semi-automatic weapons."
"the Government in Bern has called on the population to vote yes, and warned that Switzerland would otherwise run the risk to be excluded from the Schengenzonen, including the travel possibilities without a visa between the countries."
"But the no-side argue that the warnings have been exaggerated."
"– It's a shame that people fell for the skrämseltaktikerna on Schengen, " says Olivia de Weck, vice-president for vapenlobbygruppen ProTell, to news agency ATS."
"Vapenkulturen is deeply rooted in the rich country of Switzerland, which also has mandatory military service for all men between 18 and 34 years of age."