Switzerland Strips All Citizens of Gun Rights.
Despite the vehement protests from many of Switzerland’s cantons
(states), the lower chamber of the nation’s Federal Assembly voted to
strip its citizens of gun rights, not by registering or confiscating
firearms, but by outlawing the storing of ammunition in the homes of
According to The Liberty Zone, the move was led by Switzerland’s small
but vocal–and powerful–Socialist minority. And apparently it was a
leading women’s magazine who aided the Socialists in the cause.
Having failed at attempts to take the guns themselves from homes and
store them in government facilities, the new law takes aim at ammo
rather than the guns. The Swiss are still allowed to possess firearms;
they simply will not be allowed to possess the ammunition to use them.
This is the backdoor method of disarming citizens, and it is very
The ban also applies to the male citizens who make up Switzerland’s
time-honored citizens’ militia. Even they will be required to keep
their ammo at approved government facilities.
The fact that a Leftist minority group was able to convince a majority
of representatives in the Swiss Federal Assembly to approve the measure
is considered a major victory for Socialism and the push to strip
individual citizens of the right to keep and bear arms.
In a stunning example of what Leftists can do when citizens are not
paying attention, the Socialist ban on ammunition in the homes of the
Swiss people should be a stark lesson for U.S. citizens who wish to
preserve the right to keep and bear arms. Anti-gun groups do not have
to register or confiscate firearms to win the battle.
Rather, the growing modus operandi of the gun control movement is to
render a Constitutional right null, void, and useless by implementing
legislation aimed at things such as ammunition rather than the actual
Within the U.S. the anti-gun movement does not even have to introduce
legislation. A mere executive order by an Administration in the 1990s
has been all it takes for a massive assault to ensue on gun shops, gun
manufacturers, and other facets of the gun industry, to begin to
gradually rob the citizens of their rights to keep and bear arms. This
is presently being accomplished by a rogue arm of the Department of
Justice–the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives–which
has succeeded in shutting down 80% of the gun stores, and gun and ammo
manufacturers, within the U.S.
The prevailing wisdom, similar to what we find in Switzerland, is to
attack gun ownership by focusing on various facets of the gun and ammo
industry rather than to directly attack the citizens’ guns. This
effectively renders useless any supposed right to own, possess, and use
a firearm without addressing the firearms themselves at all–a perfect
example of disarming the citizens using the backdoor method.
Switzerland has been the last bastion of real gun rights in Europe.
Now even the Swiss have fallen to the sly and seductive ways of the
Socialist anti-gun movement.