Yes, it’s just a typo, but still

Switzerland votes for tighter gun laws by large margin
Motion to line up county’s laws with EU rules passed with 64% of votes, initial results show

That is rather how people in Brussels view such things – nations are just counties now….

13 comments on “Yes, it’s just a typo, but still

  1. “…any restrictions imported from the EU go too far for right-wing activists concerned about Swiss sovereignty.”

    Because only right-wingers concern themselves with such things, clearly!

  2. Spain presumably adheres to EU gun controls. Under which you can own pretty well anything, barring fully automatic weapons, artillery or shoulder fired rocket propelled anti-tank devices. Actually, come to think of it, I’m not too sure about the artillery. Muzzle loaded cannon are probably OK.

  3. “To me, the new obligations linked to the possession of guns are not that restrictive, while the risk of not being able to benefit from Schengen’s advantages are very real,” said one bank employee who gave his name only as Philippe.”

    I remember crossing into and out of Switzerland before Schengen. It was a couple of blokes stood at a border post watching cars come through. Most of Europe was like this. If you crossed borders by train, the guard got on and checked passports in transit. None of this was a problem whatsoever.

  4. Spain, like the majority of EU countries, simply ignores edicts from Brussels except when it suits them to follow. Only the silly UK civil service gold plates and then rigorously enforces them.

  5. “To me, the new obligations linked to the possession of guns are not that restrictive, while the risk of not being able to benefit from Schengen’s advantages are very real,” said one bank employee who gave his name only as Philippe

    And yet it was the Schengen agreement that facilitated the Bataclan attackers importing AK47’s from the Balkans.

    Hey ho swings and roundabouts and all that….

  6. When did the Swiss remove the mines under the roads at the border crossings. (Am I showing my age by remembering them?)

  7. Why does the EU have gun control laws? How did they manage to get themselves that power?

  8. DJ

    Once one accepts unconditional uninterrupted free movement across borders, then there is a whole supra-nationalist rule book up for grabs.

  9. It’s interesting how pro-EU types thought-processes (such as they are) work.

    The idiot remainer that sits next to me asked me on Friday why I would want to go to Germany whilst being anti-EU. She asked ‘You hate Europe [the E.U., I corrected whilst she was in mid-flow], so why would you want to go to Germany?’. She wasn’t playing with words, she was genuinely baffled. She really did seem to see Germany and the E.U. as the same thing.

    Nation-states are already dissolved, in their minds. It seems to be their reality.

  10. PF,

    Yeah I appreciate that but there’s no EU wide drug laws, right? Almost like gun laws is a way for force Switzerland under their thumb a bit more.

    Switzerland in Schengen seems worse than being in the EU but outside Schengen.

  11. Lockers, is your colleage also the same sirt of person who hates the USA but takes the kids to Florida to visit Mickey Mouse?

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