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The EU and its genesis is/was nothing more or less than a continuation of the same stupidity that Karl Marx and the Germans have been trying to foist on the rest of the world for in excess of a century and a half now........
Seriously....look at how tyrannical the "Government" of the EU is wrt the individual in any of its member or partner states (the Swiss issue is a perfect example of this)........people that live in EU nations have absolutely zero input or recourse wrt their countries rep to the EU or the so called legislation/rules (aka dictates) that Brussels decides to impose on member countries and their populations.
The EU is nothing more than tyranny masquerading in the form of good government.......
Hungary placed their fence along the Serbian and Croatian borders. Croatia is part of the EU, but not part of the free travel Schengen zone. Serbia is part of neither.
Apparently the refugees were also flooding in thru countries like Serbia and Croatia. Once they're in Hungary - they're in the Schengen area and can move into other European countries. Which the way I see it: just goes to highlight the insanity of the European Union.......... Hungary puts up a border fence along it's border with two countries that are NOT in the EU - to keep refugees from coming in. What happens? Other EU countries get pissed at them. Or more precisely: the rat politicians from other EU countries get pissed at them.
It's things like that - that highlight exactly how little the politicians running those countries and the EU actually care for the people who live there - or more precisely the NATIVE people who live there.
Country mouse, meet city rat.Another one bites the dust:
Swiss Voters Opt to Tighten Gun Laws in Measure That Tested Nation's Shooting Traditions
Sound familiar ?
"Ahead of the vote, most of Switzerland’s major political parties — except for the populist Swiss People’s Party — favored the measure, with support strongest among Socialists and Greens.
The rift on the issue has fallen along a rural-urban divide, with city dwellers more inclined to back the EU directive."
They all have real assault rifles at home... I think they keep them as part of their reserve duties, until age 55 I think.Be just like liberals when there is a law they don't like they just pretend it doesn't exist and ignore it. What's the EU going to do invade Switzerland for some handguns?
From José Niño at Mises.They all have real assault rifles at home... I think they keep them as part of their reserve duties, until age 55 I think.
The European Firearms Directive
According to Claudio Grass, a frequent contributor at Mises based in Switzerland, and Dimitrios Papadopoulos, an officer in the Swiss militia, 80 percent of shooters in Switzerland use semi-automatic weapons, which will effectively be prohibited under this new directive. The only way people can acquire the newly prohibited weapons is through an exemption where the prospective gun owner declares himself to be a sports marksman. The only proof that he needs to provide is that he was shooting at least five times within a five-year timespan. Whether this exception will be maintained in the future is unknown, as the EU announced further restrictions and the Swiss law will have to adopt these, too, according to the Schengen treaty.
The Militia Origins of Switzerland’s Gun Culture
Switzerland has a militia tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. Unlike other European countries during the period, Swiss cantons did not have nobility systems. Thus, defense and security were provided by villages and citizens themselves. One caveat to note is that military service is compulsory in Switzerland for healthy Swiss male citizens.
Servicemen in Switzerland receive a SIG550 assault rifle or a SIG P220 pistol and are required to keep their firearms at home as long as they are enlisted. After serving, veterans can keep these weapons, however, the automatic and burst-fire functions of the SIG550 must be disabled. Military service in Switzerland is inextricably tied to marksmanship, with servicemen having to go to the shooting range once a year to demonstrate their shooting chops. The SIG550 and SIG510 are the preferred rifles of choice for shooting sports and also for civilians in Switzerland. However, under the new EU Directive, the SIG550 and SIG510 have been reclassified as “prohibited” weapons even though the Swiss government issues about 20,000 of these weapons to recruits every year.
Well it has been 30+ years since I was an exchange student in Switzerland, but a have a distinct memory of the Assault Rifles stacked up next to the ski equipment in my host family’s bomb shelter...