Hands off our guns, Swiss enthusiasts tell EU ahead of vote
Updated : May 15, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Even though Switzerland has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in Europe, polls suggest two out of three voters back controls the European Union embraced in 2017 after militant attacks in Paris and elsewhere. The new European rules make it harder to buy semi-automatic rifles and easier to track weapons in data bases. Non-EU member Switzerland's parliament and government back the regulations, but shooting enthusiasts fear a dangerous trend toward disarming them altogether.