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  •  The point isn't whether you agree with one thing (0+ / 0-)

    The point here is that the Swiss system is heavily regulated, and you are to use ammunition at the firing range.  

    Whether you get the permit before or after the gun is really a useless response.  It doesn't make a lick of difference, and it only serves to distort the salient fact- Gun enthusiasts who use Switzerland as an example are generally ignorant of the true state of affairs when it comes to guns in Switzerland.

    Streichholzschächtelchen

    by otto on Tue May 07, 2013 at 11:35:59 AM PDT

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    •  I'm surprised (0+ / 0-)
      Whether you get the permit before or after the gun is really a useless response.  It doesn't make a lick of difference
      You struck me as someone who believed in pre-purchase background checks, and then you say that whether you check the legality of a purchase before or after the person takes the gun home "doesn't make a lick of difference".

      That's an interesting point of view coming from someone who believes in heavier regulation of firearms laws.

      Gun enthusiasts who use Switzerland as an example are generally ignorant of the true state of affairs when it comes to guns in Switzerland.
      Perhaps, but I'm not one of them. You made a challenge, I took you up on it. Now it's my turn. Would you support a system that put full-auto rifles in tens of millions US homes, considered shooting to be a national sport, had tax-funded marksmanship training for teenagers, and a national shooting competition each year with 8 million publicly gun-toting competitors (which is how big the Swiss competition would be if scaled up to US size).

      Because that is "the true state of affairs when it comes to guns in Switzerland", a nation with a small fraction of the US firearms crime rate. It's an inconvenient truth, but a truth nonetheless.

      You challenged me to not support it. I did. Now it's your turn to agree that the system you dared me to support is a good idea.

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