Project Amendment 28 to follow Switzerland’s lead, mandate gun ownership among all able bodied citizens
by: Jonathan Benson
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The most appropriate response to gun violence in America is to simply mandate that all able bodied, responsible citizens own guns and be formally trained in their proper use. This is the unconventional impetus behind a new movement known as Project Amendment 28, which follows the lead of Switzerland in trying to promote a peaceful, well-balanced society through compulsory gun ownership.
Though it is sure to generate considerable controversy among those with a political or personal aversion to guns, the concept has already been shown to be a success elsewhere. According to Mike Piccione from The Daily Caller, the man behind Project Amendment 28, the U.S. would do well to mimic the model of the European nation of Switzerland, which has long maintained that all civilians should possess firearms, and also happens to have one of the safest and most desirable societies in Europe.
“[The Swiss] love guns so much that their government picks up the tab to ensure that people own them and form militias,” writes Piccione, advocating for a similar approach here in the states. “That’s right, government funded civilian militias are the foundation of the most peaceful of European countries.”