You may not know, but every ex-soldier in Switzerland is allowed to keep his assault rifle. At home. This goes back to their history that the Swiss army is a militia.
But the EU isn’t happy with this. And, even though Switzerland is not an EU member, the EU is forcing their gun control policies on the Swiss.
The European Union’s latest push towards gun control has people in Switzerland saying enough is enough. It’s an unexpected push back from the Swiss.
The proposed gun restrictions which Switzerland, a non-EU member, would be obliged to implement under cross border agreements, has raised hackles among the Swiss, who resent intervention from Brussels, the news wire reported.
It also comes at a time of increased tensions between Switzerland and the EU over Swiss efforts to curb immigration.…
The Swiss recognize that their current gun control laws are awful. The latest edict from the EU is the final straw. This latest measure disarms thousands. Now that Brexit has gone through, there is a renewed boldness to oppose the EU.
They have had enough. Switzerland is a non-EU member, but the problem is that the Swiss would be forced to implement these gun control measures. Swiss are obliged to implement this under cross border agreements with the EU. The reach of the EU is unbelievable. EU forces the Swiss culture to limit online weapon sales and impose greater restrictions on assault weapons. The EU decided to enact these measures right after the Paris Terrorist attacks from ISIS members. It was enacted during a time when people need weapons to defend themselves. In conclusion, all these events have created real anger in Switzerland.
The ban means a ban on the long existing Swiss tradition of ex-soldiers keeping their assault rifles. Consequently, they would have to give those up with this new directive. In the fine print the EU is also trying to push for psychological tests and cracking down on gun club memberships. Europe has finally had enough with liberalism. Sometimes I wish America’s reaction was as swift as what we are seeing in Europe. Europe has been inflicted with socialism for decades and they are finally pushing back. Most of America hasn’t experienced a full throttle socialist society, and are ignorant to the dangers of it. If they were aware and awake they would be more apt to speak out. Because we’ve been ignorant for so long on the dangers of statism, we won’t realize when socialism takes control of America.