Violence can happen anywhere. Even in Switzerland.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Happybunny, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Three dead in Swiss factory shooting


    Three people have been killed and seven injured during a shooting at a factory near the Swiss city of Lucerne, police have said.

    The killer, a 42-year-old man who had worked at the factory for 10 years, is among the dead.

    Shooting broke out in the canteen at the Kronospan wood processing plant in the town of Menznau at around 09:00 (08:00 GMT).

    A prosecution spokesperson said the shooting took place over a few minutes.

    Five of the injured are reported to be in a serious condition, the Associated Press reports.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21601323
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Well I guess I need to cancel my April trip to the lake.
     
  3. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't Switzerland have much less gun control than the rest of the EU?
     
  4. Happybunny thread starter macrumors 68000

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    YES.They are the NRA's poster boy country, when talking about controls on guns.
     
  5. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Well then....
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    FWIW Switzerland isn't in the EU ;).
     
  7. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Damn neutrals! They have no strong feelings either way!

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  8. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Well, really, how do you think they get their cheese to look like that?
     
  9. Renzatic Suspended

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    I always thought they used the cork screw on their Swiss army knives.
     
  10. Andeavor macrumors 6502

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    Actually, gun control is tighter. Every gun is registered by purchase and when moving cantons and guns and ammo are to be stored or transported separate. Only those with a legit reason (recruits, police, etc.) or a special permit can carry them.

    The point of gun control is not the banning or restricting of them but to keep the owners to abide the regulations.
     

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