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Old March 22, 2013, 03:07 PM   #19
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by elDiabloLoco
...Which part about there being weapons in closets in those nations is non factual? Is the matter of the actual owner being the government of issue more relevant than their being kept/possessed by civilians(who remain subject to military recall)?...
Let's not drift of off topic.

What's not factual is the implication that those Swiss or Israelis with the weapons in their closets are just plain folk like the rest of us. Their cultures are different, the circumstances of maintaining those weapons are different, the; training of those Swiss and Israelis with those weapons are different, the rules that are followed for keeping those weapons are different from those of most folks in the United States who have a number of AR15s in gun safes or closets. The situations are not at all comparable.

Among other things, if you were Swiss you'd be required to qualify with your service rifle every three years. And Israelis are actually subject to fairly onerous gun control rules.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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