(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

Tim Walters walters at doubtfulpalace.com
Wed Mar 18 08:00:35 PDT 2009

Jeff Wilson wrote:
> Tim Walters wrote:
>> Is there any reason to think that isn't included in the ownership figure?

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Switzerland

"In some 2001 statistics, it is noted that there are about 420,000 
assault rifles stored at private homes, mostly SIG 550 types. 
Additionally, there are some 320,000 assault rifles and military pistols 
exempted from military service in private possession, all selective-fire 
weapons having been converted to semi-automatic operation only. In 
addition, there are several hundred thousand other semi-automatic small 
arms classified as carbines. The total number of firearms in private 
homes is estimated minimally at 1.2 million to 3 million."

The high figure is lower than the rate from my original link, so clearly 
these weapons were, in fact, included.


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