If you think that Americans are obsessed with preserving their gun rights, you haven't seen anything until you've been to Switzerland.
Rich Wehr, in a column published earlier in the month in the Evansville, Ind. Courier & Press, offers some interesting observations about Switzerland that may stun Nanny-Fascists and anti-gun whackoes.
"Switzerland is the safest country in the world to live in. It is not because it is a neutral country or anything of that sort. I believe it is due to the fact that each male citizen is required to keep a firearm in his home," he writes. "When every male citizen of Switzerland turns 20 years old, he is issued a fully automatic assault rifle. Every male citizen is on call to defend his homeland if his country calls on him.
"Olympic-style target shooting is Switzerland's national sport and it is not uncommon at all to see a regular citizen on a train, bus, or just walking down the street with a rifle slung over his shoulder," Wehr continues. "The policy in Switzerland requiring a firearm in every home is one of the main reasons the Nazis didn't invade Switzerland in World War II. Had the Nazis invaded, there would have been far more German blood running through the streets than Swiss blood.
"Switzerland is the toughest place in the world to be a criminal because if you plan on breaking into someone's house, you are guaranteed that the owner of the home has a firearm and is trained to use it. If you think that Americans are obsessed with preserving the Second Amendment, you haven't seen anything until you've been to Switzerland."