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02-14-2011, 03:33 AM
FEBRUARY 14, 2011.Swiss Vote to Keep Guns at Home .Article Comments (12) more in Europe ».
ZURICH—Following an emotional debate over gun control, Swiss voters firmly rejected a referendum that would have forced soldiers to end the longstanding practice of keeping army-issue firearms at home and tightened restrictions over civilian gun ownership.

According to exit polls, 57% of voters rejected the initiative. The referendum sparked a heated debate over the right to bear arms in a country that has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.

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02-14-2011, 08:43 PM
Good for them! I am a little surprised the vote was that close though. No time for complacency!

02-14-2011, 08:58 PM
Just another reason to love the Swiss.