Gun control enthusiasts don’t want American citizens to know that when sensible people are legally allowed their own firearms, criminals are less likely to prey upon armed citizens. That, is the bottom line. Do-gooders and their restrictive gun control laws prohibit law abiding citizens from arming themselves, thus [the effect] making them easy pickings for crazies like the Aurora Colorado heavily armed young man who perpetrated the heinous theater massacre. Chances are high that if the theater would have allowed patrons with concealed gun permits, the needless bloodshed would have been kept at a considerable (comparative) minimum.
“……As it happens, the Century 16 theaters at 14300 E. Alameda Ave in Aurora, Colorado are owned by Cinemark Century Theaters, headquartered in Plano, Texas, and for several years this chain movie theater has told customers they are not welcome to bring their firearms into theaters.” – johnmalcolm.me/2012/07/21/
>>>>>> Guns are deeply rooted within Swiss culture – but the gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept…..
……..In addition to the government-provided arms, there are few restrictions on buying weapons. Some cantons restrict the carrying of firearms – others do not.
The government even sells off surplus weaponry to the general public when new equipment is introduced.
Guns and shooting are popular national pastimes. More than 200,000 Swiss attend national annual marksmanship competitions.
But despite the wide ownership and availability of guns, violent crime is extremely rare. There are only minimal controls at public buildings and politicians rarely have police protection.
Mark Eisenecker, a sociologist from the University of Zurich told BBC News Online that guns are “anchored” in Swiss society and that gun control is simply not an issue.
Some pro-gun groups argue that Switzerland proves their contention that there is not necessarily a link between the availability of guns and violent crime in society…… <<<<<<<< – http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1566715.stm
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