EU Tries to Disarm Swiss Veterans Over Terror Fears

swiss militaryBy Joshua Krause

After ISIS terrorists massacred 130 civilians in Paris last year, the EU decided to create a new set of laws to restrict online weapon sales and the ownership of “assault weapons.” Of course, these laws would have to be applied to all nations in the Schengen Area, which includes nations that allow passport-free travel within the EU.

However, one nation in the Schengen Area is not on board with the new gun laws. Switzerland, though not a part of the EU, does allow passport-free travel to its EU neighbors, and the Alpine nation is not pleased with a provision in this plan that would disarm their veterans.

Switzerland has long maintained mandatory military service for all male citizens, and after that service is finished, veterans are allowed to keep their rifles. If these laws took effect then that tradition would be prohibited, and thousands of veterans could be disarmed. A minister with the Swiss government tried to negotiate the ban, but the EU still demanded that veterans need psychological tests and to be members of gun clubs if they want to keep their military rifles.

The Swiss generally view the laws as a challenge to their traditions and sovereignty. Gun rights groups in the country have promised to hold a referendum, so that the people may ultimately decide if Switzerland will adhere to the new restrictions. If they vote against these gun laws, it could drive another wedge between the independent minded Swiss and the EU.

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Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.


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17 Comments on "EU Tries to Disarm Swiss Veterans Over Terror Fears"

  1. Things are getting a bit hairy.

    • Truly! The control freaks are desperate. It has been over 500 years since the Swiss attacked anyone, you know, like the Iranians haven’t attacked anyone in the last 500 years.

      • Another irony—the US repeatedly violated Swiss airspace and even bombed Switzerland during WW2.

        Wartime Bombings of Neutral Switzerland
        Joachim Hoffmann – Institute for Historical Review
        ihr DOT org/jhr/v16/v16n6p15_Hoffmann.html

        … Above all the United States, which is in the forefront of the accusatory critics, should permit itself to be reminded of the great extent to which, for years, it violated Swiss neutrality. From 1943 onwards American war planes flew at will over the neutral country, sometimes in flight formations, in attacks on targets in the German Reich. Time and again they also carried out offensive operations against Swiss territory. Thus, on April 1, 1944, Schaffhausen was the victim of an intense American air attack, with considerable losses and heavy destruction of property.

  2. Imagine Hitler was a leader in an EU-like organization before he decided to go all lunatic.

    • It is not that simple, my good man.
      One has to check the background (history) in the way the setup for WWII and for that matter WWI has been carried out.

  3. The EU/ECB is every bit as lunatic as Hitler. Give them enough rope and they’ll be sure to show us.

  4. The safest country in Europe is Switzerland. The least number of violent crimes is in Switzerland. Leave it alone. No more tampering with the rights of citizens please.

  5. Bullsh*t! They encourage the immigration of terrorists and then confiscate the only defensive protection the people have? The fact is Switzerland, a once relatively safe country, has the smallest number of crimes – because the people ARE ARMED!

  6. Expect a mass shooting in Switzerland any day now…….

  7. This is because the lunatic EU is planning to setup its own Homeland Defense Service which means IMO an army within the European Union to protect the Elites against Le Peuple in case of economical or whatever unrest caused by EU.
    So it is the same recipe US wants for Europe as Uncle Barack Obama is trying hard to put through in America.

    Remember: European Union or EU is a US/CIA project to better controle the world to start with Europe.

  8. SWEXIT!

  9. My Swiss Comrades should be telling the EU to Piss Off in no uncertain terms. All these gun control freaks are after ultimately is World Domination, they are people you never want to trust.

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