On Jan. 3, the day Sandy Hook Elementary students returned to school in Newtown, Conn., Florian Berthouzoz leaned out his window and opened fire on this tranquil Swiss village with an old military carbine and a 12-gauge shotgun.I can't seem to find anything about Swiss mental health policies.
By the time he finished shooting, three women were killed, apparently at random, two men were wounded and Berthouzoz was brought down by a police officer’s bullet in the chest....
Berthouzoz, in fact, did not get to keep his army-issued weapon. After service in which he rose to the rank of captain, he was expelled from the military in 2006 because of psychological problems. His assault rifle was confiscated along with other weapons in his home, according to police accounts....
Since then, the shooter has been transferred to a hospital in Geneva, where a psychological examination has been ordered pending his recovery.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
New Effort For Swiss Gun Control
And some things are the same everywhere. From the February 7, 2013 Washington Post, an article about how a mass murder leads to new efforts at restrictive gun control in Switzerland: