Twilight Years of the Swiss Gun Culture

I think we’re witnessing the twilight years of the Swiss gun culture.  Though they have huge turnouts for the national target shooting festival, there is increasing support for banning army weapons in the home, and the militia system that Switzerland has used for its defense is unpopular among young people.

Because Switzerland’s shooting culture is so intertwined with it’s militia system, I don’t think it will survive its demise.   If the Swiss sportsmen want to preserve their shooting traditions, they are going to have to organize, otherwise, the generation gap there appears to be on this issue will be their undoing.