Swiss Defense Minister Defends Keeping Guns in People's Homes
In an interview in Saturday's Tages-Anzeiger newspaper of Zurich, Schmid said storing soldiers' rifles away from their homes "would not solve the underlying social problem" of suicide.
"The army is not responsible for the problems in our society," he commented.
"A person who wants to kill himself or others will always find a way."
Schmid argued that Switzerland's militia army needed to be able to mobilize rapidly, "for example to protect airports and railway stations quickly". . . .
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