Re: How do we help our Swiss brothers?
WE get quite a few Swiss tourists here in Alaska. I've pulled a few outta ditches they got their campers in and had several others out the house to eat & shoot guns off the back porch bench. The ones I have met are all high class, real easy going, and have been around guns their whole lives. Last thing they need is our assistance, ha.
They tell me they never play around with their HK's; leave them stored in basement and only get them out during summer military training. I think the Swiss obey all their laws without question , I guess they have good government over there. All the ones I met were quite conservative, except one.
This Swiss guy keeps a summer home in our community, been semi resident for over 20 years, good guy too; for a lefty, ha. Once we were sitting around drinking beer and he started off (in his broken English) how Bush never considered Europe's feelings or their world view. I let him and everybody there know that I could give a hoot about what any Euro's felt about anything; I only considered what was best for America and let the rest be damned, ha it shut him up quick. But ya know, I had a stag 6.8 there that day, and I dropped the bolt, firing pin, extractor, all that junk out on picnic table and told him to put it back together, ha he did too. So I figure he had handled an AR-15 somewhere along the line.
The Swiss tell me they have all their parents & grandparents guns, kinda antiques, but they say they don't hunt nowadays, into other sports, but still have guns in their houses. One Swiss friend once told me he didn't understand all the patriotism Americans seem consumed with. He said in Europe they either don't like/trust the laws or like in Switzerland, they don't feel threatened by their government; that left me a wondering some.
I've had people from Norway, Spain, England, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switz, even a dutch retired cop and a chinese guy that lived in New Zealand out the house shooting guns over the years. They all liked shooting guns. Even had this german girl shooting my S&W 10 inch 460 mag. First round was 200 grain hornady, after that 395 corbons that kinda set ya back. It didn't bother her and she was quite small.
Sorry to go on, but nx time around any Euro; let him shoot some of your guns, he'll like it.