Originally Posted by chris4x4
Carries a lot of weight. I cant help but think if we (US citizens) open carried as regularly, there wouldn't be near as much crime. However, the sight of a carried weapon seems to draw attention from people, and many automatically assume the person carrying to be a criminal, or other type of bad person.
Culturally there is less violence expressed in general, so Ding's perspective bears weight here as well. Also the reasoning behind the open carry is different. Swiss, as I understand it view the use of the weapon, not just as protecting their family, but protecting the country/community as a whole. Its focus has been brought about less about the individual, and more about the responsibility to the community.
As I understand your country's constitutional right, the intent was such that the government should be 'fearful' of its citizens, lest the govt become so corrupt that its citizens would forcefully evict them from governance. Again I see the intent, as less focused on the individual's right, and more on the protection of the community as a whole.