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Swiss voters set to approve tighter gun controlSun, 19 May, 2019 | Posted By: The Times Of Earth (TOE)

Swiss voters set to approve tighter gun control Rifles are seen at the shooting range of the Schuetzenverein Ossingen rifle club in Ossingen, Switzerland May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
 Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed.

The projections from the gfs.bern polling outfit saw the measure passing in the binding referendum by a comfortable 67-33 percent margin.

The restrictions, which apply to non-EU member Switzerland because it is part of Europe's Schengen open-border system, had raised hackles among shooting enthusiasts ahead of the vote under the Swiss system of direct democracy.

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