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Why Switzerland has the Least Crime

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Crom, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Dec 18, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    Guns are deeply rooted within Swiss culture - but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept. The country has a population of six million, but there are estimated to be at least two million publicly-owned firearms, including about 600,000 automatic rifles and 500,000 pistols. This is in a very large part due to Switzerland's unique system of national defense, developed over the centuries.

     
  2. Dec 18, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    thats amazing, but it makes sense, if they all have training and understand what a gun does, there should be less gun crime. really cool.
     
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    How random....I'm sitting in Basel, Switzerland right now. (Home is California)
     
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    Don't they have some good immigration laws or something too? I think they past a law, in which if new citizens broke the law and got sent to jail, after they got out they lost their citizenship, and got kicked out. Or maybe I'm thinking of something else.
     
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    Yes. Good call.

    The Swiss citizens changed their immigration law in 2006 to make it more difficult for people seeking political asylum. Apparently there was some abuse.

    GENEVA -- Swiss voters ratified new asylum and immigration laws... making it more difficult for refugees to receive assistance and effectively blocking non-European unskilled workers from entering the country.


    The government says the law is designed to prevent abuses in the system caused by non-refugees finding ways to stay indefinitely in Switzerland. It makes it easier to send home people whose asylum requests have been rejected, which the government says will allow it to devote more resources to real refugees. -Washingtion Post Sep 2006
     
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