Originally Posted by Direckshun
This is wrong on two counts.
1. Because there is one exception to a rule does not discount the rule. It can and has been argued that the Swiss are an aberration based on the country's extraordinary socioeconomic factors and unique internal politics that aren't really duplicated anywhere else on earth (see prior piece from Business Insider).
2. It is much less likely that, to reduce our gun violence rates, we need to embrace policies closer to the vast majority of our Western brethren, other than the completely unrealistic goal of modeling ourselves after Switzerland.
Except that other countries do not have Switzerland's defense dynamic, extraordinary socioeconomic arrangement, and gun ownership rate.
Other than that, yes I'm sure there are arguments to be made for each country....
You again show immense stupidity and failure to follow the points I have made. you assume I want to use the Swiss as a model for something. I don't. I am pointing to the Swiss to show your premise is crap. That's it.
And I would argue that America is far more dissimilar to other Western countries than Switzerland is. Therefore it is MORE likely that America is the exception making your entire premise shit.
Your'e a hypocrite plain and simple. You say the Swiss can't be brought into the debate because they are a unique situation yet you steadfastly refuse to recognize that America is unique as well.
There really is no point in "debating" you since you have an idea in your head that won't be swayed by logic or FACTS no matter how many are thrown your way.