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Interestingly, I recently read where all Swiss must serve in the military, and all military "take home their weapons" and keep them at home for the rest of their lives, as part of a "ready home guard."
The Swiss also declare themselves nuetral in the world wars, and shouldn't need guns should they?
Yet Switzerland with all the guns, has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and one of the highest standards of living.
There are three main factors why Switzerland has not been attacked, 1) they are all trained and armed 2) vary mountainous terrain 3) the troops ski.
Hitler wanted Switzerland but his generals talk him out of it.

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Interestingly, I recently read where all Swiss must serve in the military, and all military "take home their weapons" and keep them at home for the rest of their lives, as part of a "ready home guard."
The Swiss also declare themselves nuetral in the world wars, and shouldn't need guns should they?
Yet Switzerland with all the guns, has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and one of the highest standards of living.
All Swiss males up to the age of 55 have to serve in the military reserve and spend a weekend per month plus some weeks in the summer "practicing." This is the reason the guns and the ammo go home with them. BTW the ammo is sealed -- and they have some real explaining to do it the seal is broken.

The readiness is to repel the next invasion. They believe it was what kept the Germans out.

But your statement that they have a low murder rate is incorrect. There have been a number of articles in Swiss papers recently that murders using their military weapons are increasingly and alarmingly frequent.

And, as for the highest standard of living, there are an astonishing number of people living below the poverty line in most Swiss cities. You have to look past the fancy watches and jewelry, but they have their problems with poverty too.
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Interestingly, I recently read where all Swiss must serve in the military, and all military "take home their weapons" and keep them at home for the rest of their lives, as part of a "ready home guard."
The Swiss also declare themselves nuetral in the world wars, and shouldn't need guns should they?
Yet Switzerland with all the guns, has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, and one of the highest standards of living.
Just beause you are neautral does not mean you will not show up on someones radar. Good point though. Very good example.

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