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The struggle for the gun-rights lobby to Protect in distress

Martial performances are the trademark of the protect organization Per Tell. Two days ago, she exclaimed with a picture on their Facebook page, the "mobilization": The "patriots and friends of freedom" are invoked, the Amendment of the weapons the right to reject, at 19. May be put to the vote.

The image is a modified Version of the mobilization poster, with which the Federal Council of the Swiss soldiers on 1. September 1939, the summoned, after Nazi Germany had invaded Poland.

The Facebook Post has brought to the club Pro to Tell now in the crosshairs of the Federal Institute for Intellectual property, in order to remain in the war-like imagery. About the word "mobilization" has been emblazoned with the Swiss crest, a cross on a shield and the coat of arms is protected, its use is reserved to the Confederation. "We will inform the leaders of the Pro Tell you to use the Swiss coat-of-arms illegally, and you request to print the image with the coat-of-arms and remove it from the Internet," says David Staerkle from the legal service of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual property (IPI).

Many, the act does not

aggravated, The Federal law on the protection of the Swiss coat-of-arms, 2017 the last, for his violation fines or even imprisonment. The danger here is that the leaders of the Pro Tell. "In most cases, the Problem can be solved by making the Federal law on the protection of the Swiss coat-of-arms carefully," says Staerkle. "A lot is not to offend intentionally against the law, but don't know it."

In today's published annual report, the Institute writes that it had initiated in the past year, not a single criminal case; 78-changes have intervened, always the victims had obvious shown, the Institute for pragmatic solutions. Also, the initiators of the full-money Initiative, which had used in the past year, the Swiss coat-of-arms illegally. They had to remove it from the website and the printed materials were allowed, but existing posters to hang.

Per Tell, distancing itself from the mobilization

Pro-Tell-Secretary-General Robin Udry argues, Per Tell, the Swiss coat-of-arms have not used aware of this. "The mobilization of the image has Per Tell, but a private person made," he says. The image was meant as a joke, and "no one understands including a true call for mobilization".

Udry distancing itself from a sensitive comparison between the weapons of the vote, and the recent mobilization, which is a Parallel between the European Union and national socialist Germany: in 1939, Switzerland threw himself in readiness to defend against Hitler's troops, but today they discussed on an Amendment in the weapons law, which you must accept because of the Schengen-agreements with the European Union. "I see absolutely no connection between the weapons of the vote and the war mobilization, the EU is a democratic construct," says Udry. "In a campaign are always Exaggerations. You should not exaggerate."

The story could have for Per Tell but possibly far-reaching consequences. The Institute for Intellectual property, reviewed according to the mail traffic is now also the club logo: This shows the Tell beside a border stone on which the Swiss coat of arms is depicted.

The Logo of Per Tell.

The coat of arms has the exact shape of the Federal coat-of-arms is, however, similar and could therefore be regarded as a reference signal, its use the Federal law also limits. "The design of our logo, let our lawyers review", says Udry.

the referendum Committee intervened

the action for an independent and neutral Switzerland, has used, in your vote campaign, a Swiss coat of arms, embedded in a red heart. The Subject has disappeared from the Internet after the referendum Committee against the arms right was made on the legal situation carefully. "We have received a note of the Institute for Intellectual property, such as the use of the Swiss coat of arms is regulated. This note we have forwarded the referendum Committee active organizations", confirmed by Beat Hunziker, managing Director of the shooting sports Association of Swiss shooting.

"it will not affect The campaign of the referendum Committee against the arms of the complaints of the IGE." Hunziker speaks of a storm in the water glass: "I understand that a coat of arms is protected. But the Logo of Pro Tell, not for me, it's like a state authority." Stickers with a coat-of-arms as the currently from the IGE complained of could buy it in Lucerne at any of the kiosks.

armed to the puppies of the Green

Worse, Udry, and Hunziker find that the Green party makes with dog puppies campaign for the intensification of the weapons law: dogs must be registered, guns, means, however, nor is it on the picture Assembly.

Beat Hunziker, Swiss shooting, says: "we're being accused of, we would stir up in the campaign about the weapons law of unnecessary emotions. The advocates, with pictures of dog puppies, coffins or skulls mood."

the fact is that since 2008, all allowed firearms to be reported in the case of a change of ownership, the authorities, in the official trade guns like the Green is for semi-automatic assault with a weapon acquisition permit shown since 1999 is necessary. Only those who possessed the gun before or she acquired between 1999 and 2008, private, must this have yet unreported.

An approach for tuning complaints?

Robin Udry Pro Tell exercises harsh criticism: "The Green spread as a national party Fake News. Either you want to lead people astray, or this picture montage tells a blatant incompetence in matters of arms." For Udry, the Green open a door for reconciliation of complaints. "This line of reasoning could move citizens to the outcome of the vote into question. The same we have seen in the vote on the CVP Initiative, for the marriage penalty, which was cancelled by the Federal court."

had not, However, widespread prior to the decision of the Federal court for the CVP Initiative, a party's false Propaganda. Rather, the Federal tax administration had indicated the number of Affected first with 80’000, and three years later found that actually, 454’000 persons under the of a tax marriage penalty.

Fake-News-rejected charge

Green party leader, Balthasar Glättli admits, the dog is subject to the weapons law is "a thin line". But really, the statement is, to the extent that a Yes on 19. May, within three years, previously unreported weapons would have to be nachregistriert.

the accusation of Fake News Glättli to be returned to the sender: "The opponents of arms template have switched to the side of the listings with dozens of errors and show on your posters a series of weapons, in which nothing changes."

Video: The dispute over the weapons law What is the vote on the 19. May, for the possession of weapons, means and what is the impact of a ' no ' would have. (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 30.04.2019, 19:44 PM

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