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    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 11:01 am
    Link: Switzerland - Do they know something we don`t?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 9:30 am
    Yes, once again, no correlation between firearm rate and gun ownership exists. Places with many guns have both high and low crime, places with few guns have both high and low crime.

    Dynamic analysis is good for you, it`s good for me.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    September 8, 2013 at 9:34 am
    It`s to stop people having fun. The Swiss are not known for being a fun loving lot.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2398 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 9:37 am
    @sweep of death, yeah they have a socialst and nazi history, discipline does wonders...
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    Keyh Male 18-29
    226 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 9:39 am
    In Switzerland, whenever a male is "of age" they are drafted into their militia, given a gun (I believe a Sig 550 or 552), and go through militia training.

    That is a great idea, because Switzerland normally keeps to themselves and has excellent, non-interfering foreign policies. I wonder if that`s why nobody bothers them...

    Here`s more info on it:

    http://tinyurl.com/755e4
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    danari Male 30-39
    142 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 10:01 am
    There is much more to the story in Switzerland. They have very strong regulations. For a dose or reality, see this:
    http://tinyurl.com/bowzkrn
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 10:28 am
    Serbia has more guns than Switzerland and the same murder rate. 1/3 of Norwegian households have a gun, but they have a lower murder rate than Holland, where the ownership rate is almost nil.

    Russia and Poland both have very strong gun control, among the strongest in Europe. In Russia, this has led to the highest murder rates on the continent (10/100k). In Poland, this has lead to some of the lowest on the continent (1/100k).

    Lithuania also has strong gun control, but the highest murders (and suicides) in non-Russia Europe (6.6/100k).

    The UK and Australia are usually exhibit A in gun control arguments, they both have few guns and murders at 1/100k. However, their murder rates were this before and after the law change. And it`s the same rate as many US states that do have guns (New Hampshire, Minnesota, etc).

    You can do this all day. No correlation exists. The world is DYNAMIC, not one-dimnesional.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2508 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 10:39 am
    Yet Switzerland doesn`t give their citizens blanket gun ownership rights. In order to own a gun there, one must first submit a legitimate reason for wanting to own the gun, which is then reviewed by who? The Government... that`s who. This is called gun control.

    It`s also important to note that a huge part of the reason that Switzerland has the amount of guns that they have is that they have mandatory military service, and the vast majority of this "gun ownership" you speak of is actually a matter of military members having possession of their issued firearms. But before they are given these firearms, they are trained how to use them by THE GOVERNMENT. Once again, this is a form of gun control that goes far beyond that of American gun control.

    So if you want to use Switzerland`s gun ownership as an example of how to reduce crime, you must also give credit to their stringent gun ownership laws.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 10:46 am
    Everyone acts like America is one monolithic place, but some states are as safe as Europe (or safer), and some are like Mexico. Why is that?? Do people just like to ignore that? It seems totally relevant to the discussion. Actually, it`s vital because it`s perfect for a controlled analysis.

    What makes Minnesota so different from Louisiana?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 10:50 am
    @ Robswindol: So if you want to use Switzerland`s gun ownership as an example of how to reduce crime, you must also give credit to their stringent gun ownership laws.

    Coupled with the fact they have less psycopaths walking the streets.

    And before guns were invented there was zero gun crime anywhere in the world. What more proof do you want that guns should be banned?
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    spanz Male 50-59
    830 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 11:07 am
    hot babes with evil assault rifles? Never in the USA. Here dickless liberals would not allow it, it would scare them too much. Unless their therapy dogs were standing by, that is.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 11:17 am
    No crime? that`s because they`re all exactly the same race. They all think exactly the same, have the same needs, same values.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    People are also less likely to kill each other if they`re not poor. Poverty is a big factor.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    Because they are chilled out, relaxed Europeans who don`t want to invade countries half of their citizens haven`t heard of.

    PS Europe is a continent, not a country.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2310 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    They focus all their energies on chocolate, knives, watches and money laundering.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    Do they know something we don`t?
    Don`t say "we" unless unless there`s another anticonstitutional liberal f***tard there with you.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    Europe might as well be a country, imo.

    Your countries have about as much in common as our states do.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    As a Swiss living in Switzerland, I haven`t met anyone with a gun yet. But at the same time, I only moved here recently, so I guess I have more to see.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    IRockYeah, not shiite Europe is a continent. But people talk about America vs Europe in generalities all the time. Europeans do this all the time, especially when they are not in Europe. It`s not that big of a deal. The countries in Europe are about as diverse as the states in America are, anyways. Certainly our people are more diverse, though less total languages. We just have one federal government over all of them.
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    Simbosan Male 40-49
    159 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    @NNoamfer, you have met them. Most have guns, they just don`t have wank fantasies about getting the chance to shoot people
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm
    It`s all white people, of course.
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    teelelen Male 18-29
    32 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm
    Switzerland does not have the lowest crime rate in the world, it actually has a higher gun crime rate than most other European countries...
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    teelelen, you guys always use that weasel statistic. What does it matter if murders are committed with guns or some other device? Total murder rate is the only true and fair way to actually know what is going on in a society.

    The fact is that Switzerland has one of the lowest murder rates in Europe (.7/100k). That`s less than Australia and England for certain. In fact, it`s only higher than Iceland, Norway, and Austria. And actually, those countries have quite high rates of gun ownership too.

    Also, look at my link down in a previous post that shows a picture showing zero correlation between gun ownership rates and your "gun" murders in American states. It just doesn`t exist.

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    mehhehgah Male 70 & Over
    2 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    Andrew155, I don`t know how to break it to you, but Australia is not in Europe. It`s not even close.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 5:17 pm
    Andrew155 having a gun increase the possibility to kill someone in an unconmensurable way. Go kill someone with a ping pong ball and you will see the difference. Switzerland is a feking rat hole in the middle of mountains where people live closed inside their houses with doors and windows shuts. The life in the streets ends long time before the dawn.They stay in home feking eachoters,cousins with cousins from ages. And the population density per area is low. Is a fecking mountain place where no one talk to others. In a situation like that having a gun matters a lot on the statistic of murders.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    Andrew155, I don`t know how to break it to you, but Australia is not in Europe. It`s not even close.
    @mehhehgah, unlucky, sir. You`ve waited all this time too make your first post and got it wrong. Andreww said Austria.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    Fun with Statistics!

    Switzerland is also in a several-way tie for least amount of beach-front property ... so obviously coastline causes gun-related crime! dun dun DUNNNNNNN!!!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm
    PS Europe is a continent, not a country.

    Said the people who refer to the USA as America.....
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    They dont need crime their social services kick ass...The sun is yellow...and SO ARE ORANGES!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    Yes, but they have no black citizens. It`s cheating.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    F ucking right they know something the states don`t. A lot of us do !!!!
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    AutieDaddy Male 40-49
    6 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    An armed society is a polite society
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    I`m going to buy Ollie a t-shirt that reads "I`m with f*cktard -->."

    He can wear it in all the photos at the I-A-B get-together, if there ever is one.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm
    I`m going to buy Ollie a t-shirt that reads "I`m with f*cktard -->."

    He can wear it in all the photos at the I-A-B get-together, if there ever is one.
    There are many places in this world where I would definitely wear that t-shirt!
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm
    AutieDaddy
    Male, 40-49, Western US
    6 Posts Sunday, September 08, 2013 9:29:37 PM
    An armed society is a polite society

    ===============

    *Cough* UK shatters that rule *Cough*
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4711 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Of course fwoggie. In your case, an unarmed society is a douchy, arrogant, society without the basic rights to defend yourself.

    *cough cough* eurotwat douche thinks we want your government controlled society *cough cough*

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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 1:43 am
    McGovern: don`t you know what the A stands for in USA? We are not called the united states of Europe.
    turdburglar: you don`t want our government controlled society, is that coz you have your own?
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 5:12 am
    The hot, thin chick is smart to bring her fat friend along. That way, in the event that the fat chick gets smoked by some assailant, the hot chick can use her friend`s body as a giant sandbag to steady her weapon while returning fire.

    Very clever.
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    sartre Male 70 & Over
    22 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 6:06 am
    Maybe they got common sense and are not hysterical about the dangers in life ;-)
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    curiousboy Male 50-59
    93 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 7:15 am
    ..Yes! They know John Wayne is dead.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6651 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 7:31 am
    `government controlled society `

    We wouldn`t want that. With no goverment control we could all be as happy, peaceful and prosperous as Somalia.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 8:34 am
    Also highest murder rate by gun in all of Europe.
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    xCANDACEx Female 30-39
    283 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 11:03 am
    pmarren = suck
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 9:59 pm
    Unless things have changed, it`s because every able-bodied person has to serve in the military for a certain time and remains part of an armed militia to be called up if necessary. So said my Swiss co-worker once.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2105 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 12:52 am
    Weasel statistics? Fuzzy math? How many people were murdered with/by weasels?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 3:31 am
    zeegrr, you`d be surprised
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
    373 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 10:48 am
    Switzerland - has lots of Nazi gold - Low crime rate, coincidence?
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm
    "What makes Minnesota so different from Louisiana?"

    I`ve lived in both states, grew up in and currently live in MN. These states can`t be more different.

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