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    Other Gun Friendly Countries

    Are there any other gun friendly countries out there? I've heard that Sweden is gun friendly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDonhardt View Post
    Are there any other gun friendly countries out there? I've heard that Sweden is gun friendly...
    Sweden is not gun friendly at all. You have to join a club and pay for licenses and pass tests to be able to buy a gun, and they can take it away over minor offenses.

    Maybe you're thinking of Switzerland.
    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuoder View Post
    Sweden is not gun friendly at all. You have to join a club and pay for licenses and pass tests to be able to buy a gun, and they can take it away over minor offenses.

    Maybe you're thinking of Switzerland.
    I was thinking of Switzerland. I was reading up on it elsewhere on the internet and decided to post this thread. Apparently all able bodied males are REQUIRED to keep fully automatic battle rifles in their homes. The downside to this is that all of those males are "on call" for the military at any time. Although, the Swiss dont seem to fight many wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuoder View Post
    Sweden is not gun friendly at all. You have to join a club and pay for licenses and pass tests to be able to buy a gun, and they can take it away over minor offenses.

    Maybe you're thinking of Switzerland.
    Yes Sir, Switzerland is awesome. Check this INGO Thread great video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDonhardt View Post
    I was thinking of Switzerland. I was reading up on it elsewhere on the internet and decided to post this thread. Apparently all able bodied males are REQUIRED to keep fully automatic battle rifles in their homes. The downside to this is that all of those males are "on call" for the military at any time. However, the Swiss dont seem to fight many wars.
    They have a militia-based military defense. Opinion is growing that the system is obsolete. EU membership is going to tighten up gun laws over there considerably.
    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.

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    So, other than Switzerland (which sounds like won't last long) we're the best?



    Does that scare the hell out of anyone else?

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    I read on THR that Germany is pretty gun friendly. You have to do a load of paperwork first then it's pretty open. My understanding is that the UN is working hard for all of Europe to be gun free. They already have England, who goes next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuoder View Post
    They have a militia-based military defense. Opinion is growing that the system is obsolete. EU membership is going to tighten up gun laws over there considerably.
    Switzerland is NOT a member of the EU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evansvillethompsongunner View Post
    Switzerland is NOT a member of the EU.
    They are likely to sign the Schengen treaty.
    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuoder View Post
    They are likely to sign the Schengen treaty.
    They've already signed the Schengen agreement and have many treaties with other nations regarding interpretations of EU laws, but they're NOT likely to join the EU anytime soon. They've had a pending application since 1992. The citizenry of Switzerland voted AGAINST abiding by the laws of the EU wholesale, hence the need for many complicated treaties with the member nations of the EU without actually joining. Where Switzerland HAS already adopted a lot of the platforms of the EU, it's still not likely to abide all or even most of them. For instance, despite being used unofficially, the euro is NOT legal tender in Switzerland. Swiss currency is, and remains, the Swiss franc. They're not likely to cede as much sovereignty to the EU as other member nations have, in the least. Switzerland, of all nations, understands sovereignty best, I should think, and thus it is very reluctant to cede too much of it to other nations...

    I'm pretty sure the Swiss are sighing in relief that they still have their own national - and not supra-national - currency, given how poorly the euro's been doing lately with Greece's recent semi-collapse and impending self-implosion. I don't think the Swiss - who are perhaps our closest cousins with regard to firearms law - are anywhere close to giving up their long-enjoyed right to bear arms.

    In their former voting process of Landsgemeinde, in order to enter the public square to vote, one must show proof of citizenship - one's Swiss rifle being that proof, in many cases.



    We'll see how things progress, but as it stands, Switzerland is NOT a full-fledged member of the EU, despite its ad-hoc treaties with those nations.
    Last edited by evansvillethompsongunner; 05-09-2010 at 22:13.

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