Almost two-thirds of the voters votes for the Amendment. Semi-automatic weapons with large magazines will not be considered prohibited.Isabel Pfaff, Bern Isabel Pfaff
Isabel Pfaff, Born in 1985, studied African studies and political science in Leipzig, Bordeaux, and lived it Salaam. A graduate of the German school of journalism. After four years as an editor in the foreign Affairs Department, Isabel Pfaff in January 2019 correspondent for Switzerland, based in Bern, Switzerland.
Swiss Voters have spoken on Sunday with a clear majority in favour of tightening of the arms law of the country. 63.7 percent of election participants voted for the Amendment. Thus, semi-automatic weapons with large magazines will not be considered prohibited and may only be used with a special permit purchased. Also in the Swiss army and in shooting sports-spread assault rifle 90 falls into this category. In addition, weapons have to be better in the future marks.
The Reform had become necessary because of the Switzerland as a member of the Schengen area at the 2017 stricter EU must Orient weapons law. The government and the Parliament had decided the Changes already, but a community of interests of sport shooters, weapons manufacturers and the hunters had obtained a popular vote. Because the Reform, but in particular for members of the army and sports exceptions, provides for, felt a lot of Swiss the Changes as acceptable.
Also a corporate tax reform, the Swiss voted on Sunday. As the weapons law, this Reform has to do with pressure from the outside: not apply To EU and OECD as a tax haven, must abolish the Swiss tax privileges for international companies. The Reform aims, at the same time, the cantons of replacement instruments, in order to keep the groups and tried this new tax reductions with a financial boost to the pension in the social cushion. To also said this template has a clear majority of the confederates, Yes.