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it's Switzerland is to adopt tighter gun controls steering the country away from a clash with the European Union , in a binding referendum on Sunday voters agreed by a margin of nearly two to one to bring Swiss gun laws in line with the E. U. , of the militants killed scores of people in Paris in twenty fifteen Brussels in twenty seventeen toughen laws against buying semi automatic rifles and made it easier to track weapons in national databases , these restrictions apply to non E. U. members Switzerland because it's part of Europe Shingen open borders system but they do raise concerns among shooting enthusiasts as well as right wing activist they complained the rules would disarm law abiding citizens and damage Switzerland's national identity , but failure to adopt the rules could have full Switzerland out of the passport free Schengen zone run the numbers of the guess who want to send me the new obligations links to the possession of guns and not a restrictive it is just that Switzerland has to align itself with the system in which a participates the initial E. proposal had provoked outcry because it meant a ban on the Swiss tradition of ex soldiers keeping their assault rifles however Swiss officials negotiated concessions for veterans as well as gun enthusiasts in the country's numerous shooting clubs