“Five people have been found dead after a shooting in northern Switzerland that may have resulted from a family dispute, foxnews.com reports. “The dead included the suspected gunman. Residents heard shots in the small town of Wuerenlingen northwest of Zurich shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, leading police to find five bodies in a residential neighborhood. The shooting appears to have been a ‘relationship crime,’ Aargau canton (state) police chief Michael Leupold told reporters, adding that investigators ruled out any links to terrorism. TTAG reader John in Ohio responds . . .
I cringe when the pro-gun movement focuses too heavily upon lower crime rates and situations where there are a lot of firearms in individual hands. What if those crime rates go up, for whatever reason? What if there is a perceived increase in crime involving firearms in places like Switzerland? None of it would convince me to relinquish my natural right to keep and bear arms. If I were to rely heavily on falling crime rates and gun ownership in Switzerland to support my staunch belief in the individual right to keep and bear arms, it would be somewhat deceptive for me.