The Swiss Shooting Sports Association runs about 3,000 clubs and has 150,000 members, including a youth section.

“Social conditions are fundamental in deterring crime,” says Peter Squires, professor of criminology and public policy at the University of Brighton

http://world.time.com/2012/12/20/the-swiss-difference-a-gun-culture-that-works/

Switzerland has an entrenched gun culture that is embraced by most of its 8 million citizens, some of them as young as 10 years old. Every Swiss community has a shooting range, and depending on who is counting, the alpine country ranks third or fourth in the number of guns per capita.

“You can walk into a cafe in a town where there is a shooting festival and you’ll see rifles hanging on the hat rack. It’s just incredible. It’s just proliferation all over the place, but it’s all for a peaceful purpose,” says Stephen Halbrook, a Virginia-based lawyer who has argued cases for the National Rifle Association.

http://www.npr.org/2013/03/19/174758723/facing-switzerland-gun-culture/

The Swiss take their shooting very seriously. They have a long history of marksmanship, and rifle ranges dot the country side.

It should be noted that group size is largely irrelevant in Switzerland, rather, it’s the shooter’s score that determine the accuracy of the shooter/firearm combination.

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