Swiss shooting

Sep 27th, 2001, 04:37 PM
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Swiss shooting

After the Swiss shooting, is anybody afraid of going there?
Sep 27th, 2001, 05:20 PM
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Sep 27th, 2001, 05:35 PM
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Did William Tell hit the apple?
Sep 27th, 2001, 05:37 PM
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Our Swiss friends just suffered a terrible tragedy. Perhaps expressions of sympathy are in order?
Sep 27th, 2001, 05:41 PM
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Just topped the earlier thread on the Swiss shootings...
Sep 27th, 2001, 05:44 PM
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I'm sorry, Cindy, but perhaps you'd like to give all of us a little bit more detail than what Gaia posted on this terrible tragedy, so we could then express our sympathy rather than consider this to be yet another troll post. Thanks.
Sep 27th, 2001, 05:51 PM
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Topped an earlier post from today called "Is It True About Switzerland?"
Ursula explains what happened.
Sep 27th, 2001, 05:52 PM
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Topper, thanks very much for topping that earlier thread about the shooting; I hadn't seen it, nor heard of this.

Very very sad, as are all of these tragedies when angry people have a lot of firepower at their disposal.

In the article Swiss President Moritz Leuenberger said, "Our democracy and freedom has been put into question" so one wonders what kind of implications this tragedy may end up having for Swiss society, specifically their gun laws.
Sep 27th, 2001, 06:54 PM
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This is a terrible tragedy for Switzerland. I hate to think that these sort of events are now occurring in Europe. Please note that Switzerland allows a lot of people to possess guns, just like we do in the US.

As usual, the shooter was mentally unstable. As I understand it, he had some grudge. The full story can be found on CNN. Here is the link:

I do not think this will affect Swiss tourism anymore than a post office/high school shooting--while terrible--affects US tourism. Unfortunately, there are other recent events that are having a more serious impact in tourism because people understandably do not want to fly.
Sep 27th, 2001, 07:16 PM
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The Swiss shooting is very disturbing, but let's not get hysterical. This short of thing is unbelievably rare in Switzerland, one of the safest nations on earth, and it's clear that it was a disgruntled person who had an axe to grind with his own Canton. It has NOTHING to do with recent international events (except that the perpetrator might have been more unstable than usual in the wake of them). I certainly wouldn't make any changes in my travel plans as a result of this very isolated incident. Let's learn to separate the individual events from those that are part of a pattern - that's something all of us travelers are going to have to heed in coming months.

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