That the Swiss can live peacefully with weapons has been obvious since William Tell hit the proverbial apple.
That Swiss males in military service age keep their rifles and pistols at home and the female population grows continually is almost a world wonder.
That our medical Doctors have little to no experience with dealing with gunshot wounds is explainable.
The Swiss don’t shoot each other,they shoot at targets.
Probably each village here has a shooting range. It is obligatory that every male from 18 to 40 has shooting practice.
For under and above that age there are countless rifle and pistol shooting clubs-also open to women, and contests in marksmanship are continually being held.
An elderly gentleman who doesn’t live far away from me took part in the last “Eidgenossisch” National Contest.
He is 101 years old.
He can still score better than any other in his category-veterans, he hopes to be at the next,and doesn’t see why not.
For his 100th Birthday he bought himself a second hand computer and loves using it.
When asked how he manages to keep himself so well,he says he drinks a glass of whiskey a day.