EU Wants to Disarm Swiss People. Swiss say NO - urge you to say LEAVE
EU Wants to Disarm the People
Is it still bizarre or just funny? The European Union wants to toughen gun control laws. And not for EU member states only but for every Schengen associated country. Switzerland is a part of Schengen since 2005. During the referendum, the pro committee always said that this membership won’t restrict our liberal gun laws.
In today’s situation it seems that this promise was a lie. EU head Jean-Claude Juncker wants a rougher gun law because of the possibilities for terrorists to get weapons. Wow! I never thought that terrorists respect the law and only use legally bought guns…
The newest restrictions include semi-automatic civil guns which look like (army) assault rifles. And here’s the beef: the large majority of our soldiers – our army is organized as a militia - keep their rifle at home. The newest restriction ideas from Brussels would make Switzerland less safe. Funny, right? And it would destroy the Swiss traditions we have since the old age of “Wilhelm Tell”.
Another part of the new EU gun draft concerns the way how you get a gun. In Switzerland you only need to have no criminal record and a certificate for buying a gun. The EU commission wants to add a proof of requirement where you have to declare yourself as a huntsman, shooter or collector. And you only get a gun buying certificate after a medical check-up. So, future terrorists will make legal armed attacks because they’re not insane. Yes, it make sense… NOT.
There is no peace for our time. Terrorists are threatening our freedoms and our way of life. After the attacks in France (a gun free zone!) and incidents of sexual harassment by migrants in Cologne and other German cities it’s understandable that many people are buying pepper spray or visiting self-defence courses. And some of them want to defend themselves with a gun.
The new EU regulations and bans are no solution. It creates more problems. And there are already enough problems in Europe: There are still the Euro crisis and mass immigration. Let’s start here and stop damaging the liberal gun law of Switzerland.
Juncker may say that it’s all for security. The EU commission should better listen to Benjamin Franklin: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
In 2001, over 76% said No to the EU in a referendum. Today the number would be much higher.
The Brexit is the first step to a free and self-determined life. We all are facing challenges and we have to solve problems. But there is no solution that fits for all. So there is no reason to stay in the European Union, an organisation which is far away from the UK and its needs.
The EU was initially founded as a free trade market. But politicians have transformed it in a political monster. This creature wants to run everybody’s life. Prime Minister David Cameron shows us that even the government of a member state cannot change the wrong policies of the EU. In Brussels, there is no debate, there is no separation of powers, and there is no democracy.
The British people deserve a better future. And this future is better off out.
Sandra Schneider Herzig
Sandra is a member of SVP and member of city council (parliament) of Biel/Bienne - a city in the canton of Bern. Sandra on Facebook