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  •  Swiss/Israeli model of citizen soldiership. (5+ / 0-)

    Both of which have de facto registration, IIRC.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 01:37:55 PM PDT

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    •  choices, choices... (0+ / 0-)

      Defacto registration, Swiss has it.  Fully-automatic weapons, Swiss citizens are issued them.  When you reach what, the 40's or 50s and are allowed to retire form the militia they allow you to keep your fully-automatic rifle for a small fee?

      Its a mixed bag if you ask me, but it works for them.  The Swiss also have different cultural additudes about firearms, and a different foreign policy then the US.  

      Interesting to consider though, for both sides of the gun control issue.

      •  I don't think it would work here (0+ / 0-)
        Its a mixed bag if you ask me, but it works for them.
        Another difference is a small population and relative cultural homogeneity. People who aren't swiss, swiss/french, or swiss/german natives can have a very different experience living in Switzerland than the native born do.  One big difference is they rely much more on neighbors ratting on each other than we ever could expect.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 02:53:20 PM PDT

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