The Swiss government has already cast its vote, stating that things are fine the way they are.
The people’s initiative, launched by the centre-left Social Democratic Party – Sommaruga’s own party – as well as pacifist and doctors’ organisations, will be put to a nationwide vote on February 13, 2011.
What's the big deal? Why are folks trying to change a long standing tradition?
What's your opinion? Is there really another secret agenda? Are these folks intent on removing basic human rights from their fellows? I mean, it can't be to save the 300 lives, a number that is practically negligible compared to the total number of guns.According to the committee which launched the initiative, around 2.3 million weapons are in circulation in Switzerland, of which 1.7 million are current or old army-issue rifles and pistols. It claims army weapons are responsible for around 300 deaths a year.
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