A Loss of Tradition

The weapons initiative endangers the shooting as a recreational sport and hunting

  • More than 85% of shooters practice their sport with an army weapon. Without them, shooting has no future as a popular sport.
  • The initiative abolishes proud Swiss traditions: the Jungschützenkurse, the Obligatorische Schiessprogramm, the Eidgenössische Feldschiessen, the Eidgenössischen and Kantonalen Schützenfeste.
  • The initiative endangers the fourth largest Swiss sports federation (220’000 members) and 3100 shooting clubs.