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switzerlands gun law

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just curious, if all the population has guns issued to them, what happens to the ones who break laws? are they confiscated? wouldnt that go against the (everyone must be armed) theory?
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I would imagine it depends on what law has been broken! Littering or Murder or something in between! ps
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to acquire a weapon in Switzerland require the applicant to be at least 18 years old with no criminal record, and must have no cause for suspicion that the weapon will be used for harm or violence. An acquisitions license is valid for 6-9 months and is usually valid only for the acquisition of a single weapon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearms_ ... witzerland
When their period of service has ended, militia men have the choice of keeping their personal weapon and other selected items of their equipment. However, keeping the weapon after end of service requires a weapon acquisition permit (art. 11-15 VPAA/OEPM).

The sale of military-issued ammunition, including Gw Pat.90 rounds for army-issued assault rifles, is subsidized by the Swiss government and made available at the many Federal Council licensed shooting ranges. That ammunition sold at ranges must be immediately used there under supervision
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We tend to put Switzerland up on some pedestal of gun freedom but every time I read of the rules I'm reminded that is is all controlled by the government.
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as nice as it always sounded, basically, the govt there knows where the guns are.
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It has been in the government's best interest to keep its citizens armed. If they ever think it is not in their best interest, they will take them.
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