Originally Posted by Windex
Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates (#3 in the world) and they don't have anywhere near the homicide rate that US has. almost every adult has a rifle and citizens form a militia since they have no standing army. This is/was the intention of the second amendment.
Switzerland is the size of NY city. To compare 8million to 300+million just doesn't make sense. You also have to look at what kind of guns are being sold in Switzerland, how strict is their screening process? What are their laws on assault weapons? Let's face it, in the US there are a lot more unstable people walking around with guns (obviously, with the population) than in Switzerland. I don't know the different laws in different countries when it comes to guns. Just qestions I'd have.
When you hear about the amount guns, specifically high powered weapons entering the US anually it's astounding. It's a country that is addicted to guns.