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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