Interestingly, this is one of the rare cases in recent memory in which the shooter did not actually get his own gun and ammo legally.
My mother's side of the family is Swiss. I believe that my grandmother still has my late grandfather's service rifle, but it's disassembled in the attic. That's the norm for how people keep their military weapons there. Prior to 2007 reservists were issued ammo as well but it was in a sealed container. Opening it up was a huge no-no, and now they aren't issued take-home ammo at all.
Your claim that home invaders are deterred because people have guns is laughable. Nowadays most people don't have any ammo for their military weapons at home and even back when they did it was in a sealed container. Home invasions are rare because Switzerland has a very low violent crime rate.
Also just because one has a "stockpile a variety of guns and ammo" in the home does not mean that will lead to mass murders.
Not sure but my guess also would be that there have been far more mass murders commited by governments against an unarmed population than there have been of a lone mentally unstable person against other people.
I really do get both sides of the argument but I have more fear of having an unarmed populations freedoms being violated by a federal government than I do of law abiding gun owners. Criminals will never change and will always find a way to harm/kill people.
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