Switzerland has an army. People might now be shaking their heads, because Switzerland is a neutral country and does not join in when the others are fighting, so why have an army. Why not, the Swiss want to protect themselves from invaders, you never know. All able bodied men in Switzerland belong to the army. They are soldiers when they reach the age of 18 and, they all get their own personal rifle to keep at home and to take with them when they perform their 3 weeks army duty per year.
My youngest son had his rifle, kept somewhere in a private cupboard and ready for action. He had to go to the shooting range once a year to perform and to prove that it was in working order and that he knew how to use it. Officially he had no ammunition, but got it at the shooting range. Although every Swiss soldier has a box of live ammunition at home, sealed and not to be opened, only on the express command of the commanding officer if you had to perform active service in wartime.
You can buy guns in Switzerland if permitted officially. Perhaps you are a hunter, although there are only specific times when you can hunt.
So why is it with so many arms and ammunition available are there no school shootings in Switzerland from someone who is not ticking properly. I do not do politics on my blog, except for a few rants about Donald Trump perhaps. But today I am supporting the people in America that marched yesterday to stop this madness and to make an effort to shake up the so-called politicians that see no wrong in anyone, anywhere, being able to get his own gun in the local store, with ammunition, and being able to use it. If you lose your children in war it is bad enough and a heroes funeral does not bring him back to life, but parents should not be worried that their school children might not come home because a child with a gun decides to take revenge on something that is not even imaginable.
I sincerely hope that the various marches in the States yesterday will bring results and this madness will be stopped.