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KOSTA:
America loves guns. (screams) Hell, I love guns. But I also hate guns. Another mass shooting
in America. -Another mass shooting.
-Yet another mass shooting. KOSTA:
So I was wondering, what if there was a world where
people could keep their guns and have no mass shootings? Welcome to Switzerland, a neutral country most known for its cobblestone streets
perfect for skipping, its clocks,
sophisticated pocketknives and guns. Turns out peaceful Switzerland is one of the most heavily
armed nations in the world. And, like America,
they love their guns. Yet they have
almost zero gun violence. How the (bleep)
is that possible? Luckily, I ran into an expert. Is that a gun in your pocket
or are you just… Oh, no, that’s a gun. Meet Mikko. For 20-plus years
he’s been a firearms instructor for law enforcement personnel,
military and special forces. He also happens to be
one hunk of a man. So, Thor, tell me about Swiss gun culture. We respect the guns because
we have a mandatory service. Every man who goes to the army,
they get training and a rifle, um,
in case of invasion. KOSTA: Which, to be fair,
is a real threat, since the last time
Switzerland was invaded was in 1798
before color was invented, so of course
they have a militia. The culture
is a little bit different comparing to some other country. You’re familiar
that I’m American, right? You can just say these things
to my face. You don’t have to say
“other countries.” I think the gun culture
in America is getting out of hand.
It is a joke. There should be
common-sense gun laws. Common sense.
That’s not our strength. Yeah, I’ve noticed that. Yeah, well, I can say that, -but I don’t like it
when you say that. -Okay. KOSTA:
But what we do have is that good old American
gun freedom. God! You know how easy it is
to get a gun in the U.S.? I just go to Walmart,
give them the money, gun. -I know. It’s crazy.
-My Uncle Paul, out of his truck,
he’s got a bunch of guns. My brother Todd has a gun. You want to use it? Boom,
borrow it for the weekend. -That’s nice.
-Not really. In Switzerland,
you can get a gun from your grandparents
or from your father, but you still have to do
the paperwork. Even if I get a gun
from my grandpa, -I still got to tell the cops
about it? -Yeah. KOSTA:
That’s crazy, because in most states
in America, you can buy a gun
almost immediately without any background check. But not in Switzerland. You apply the permit
from the police. You provide clearance
of your criminal record, that you don’t have
any convictions. -Wait for two weeks.
-What if it’s a small crime? What if you got caught urinating
in public? You got caught for sleeping
with your cousin ’cause you didn’t know
it was a cousin ’cause it was
at your family reunion and she looked like she worked
at catering? -I mean… -What if it’s, like,
assaulting a police officer, but really you were
just tickling him? If you can’t be responsible
of following some other simple rules
in society, to behave, why should you have a gun? You don’t need to raise
your voice over this. Was there even a payoff
to all these rules? -How many school shootings
have there been? -None. -What about malls? Are there
many people sh… -None. What about, like,
major holidays? -People get shot up at
major holidays here? -Nothing. KOSTA:
Come on. With all those guns, they had to have at least one
mass shooting somewhere. After weeks of research, I discovered there was,
in fact, one mass shooting in the Swiss Parliament
in 2001. But they haven’t
had one since?! C’est incroyable. You had a mass shooting
17 years ago. We have one every 17 minutes. This is something that I’m having a hard time
comprehending. You learned from a mistake, and you made an improvement
in the law. That’s so Europe. And while Switzerland’s
last mass shooting was in 2001, America has had…
No, keep going. No, more. More. Yeah, there you go. Over 1,900 mass shootings
since 2012, averaging to about one a day. Which is why Mikko felt
I needed to be properly trained before I headed back
to the States. We have the talk
about safety first. Can I, like, like…
with this one? -Yeah, just leave it alone.
Don’t-don’t touch it. -Don’t… How are we gonna shoot it
if I can’t touch it? Well ,let me explain you
the rules first. So, number one thing
that you have to remember is that you always treat
the guns as if they’re loaded, because probably most
of the accidents that happens happens with “empty” guns. -All right, so this one here,
this… -Don’t touch it. Don’t touch it. I think you don’t pay enough,
you know, attention -to what I’m saying.
-Okay. I’m listening. So, you just have to follow
four simple rules. Number one: you treat the guns
always as they’re loaded. (distorted): Number two:
you never point anything… Number four… I got a feeling that
you’re not paying attention. What? No, I am. Let’s do it. Let’s blow some shit up. Mikko,
when you load these things, you ever get a little bit
of a… (whistles) …erection? -Do exactly what I say, okay?
-Okay. -All right, pay attention.
-Pay attention Okay, and slowly press back
until the gun goes off. Jesus! This scares the shit out of me. I’m glad we had
that safety instruction. This is the dream. Shooting guns without the fear
of getting shot? This is where
America should be. All we need to do
is keep ammo separate and have universal criminal
and mental background checks, have extremely strict
open carry laws, justification for ownership, send written requests
to authorities, and…
(sighs) basically just change
our entire gun culture. We can do that, right? It’s not really that fun
when you keep shitting yourself. You’ll get used to it.

100 thoughts on “Switzerland: So Many Guns, No Mass Shootings | The Daily Show

  1. Mass gun ownership. Switzerland 0 mass shootings since 2012. USA over 1900. Ouch.Yeh but you can twist stats to say anything. It's the price of freedom! (groan)

  2. That one mass shooting in Switzerland was because a man felt treated unfairly by the goverment. That‘s why he shot at politicans. Since then they are using metal detectors.

  3. 1 mass shooting per day in USA? Defined as 2+ injured…we need to reduce handgun violence in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, etc.

  4. You Americans are really bear children, look at the man’s attitude, so American… take guns seriously, they are not toys, if you buys guns as easily as buying chocolate, no wonder you treat it so lightly, but in fact it is a killing weapon

  5. There is a clear distinction between the average mental health of Swiss vs US citizens. We have to many people wacked out on medications and the wrong culture here in the US.

  6. Trump can win by saying "while you struggle through traffic to go to work, the democrats want to open our borders so people can flood in and get FREE HOUSING HEALTHCARE FOOD DENTAL LEGAL AND EDUCATION while you pay for it. Bernie wants you to work your whole life, pay taxes and then let the GOVERNMENT take 50% OF WHAT YOU EARNED in estate taxes. They will regulate small businesses to the pint that they close and then 52% of our population will loose their jobs in every community in this nation. The local stores will close, services will cease to exist and we will all be poor. Mind you Nancy Pelosi will still have her 1250 million and Elizabeth warren will still have her 15 million as she takes money from the same corporations she criticizes…

  7. Another major factor is that Switzerland has very little poverty because the government prioritizes people not corporate profits
    So no one is shooting each other up in gang wars and other crimes

  8. Most of our shootings are carried out by trained mercenaries then they place a patsy and kill him or keep him drugged up and locked away also remember Hitler started the practice of gun registration before he confiscated all the guns then well you know what happened

  9. swiss national here, were taught religiously that guns are a privilege and not a right- to the point that no one feels threatened when we see the military boys carrying assault rifles across their backs

  10. I discovered an interesting statistic, “America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 241Years – Since 1776“, i.e. the U.S. has only been at peace for less than 20 years total since its birth and war is big business.
    Plus's American news has people believing that Russia, China, North Korea and all the Arab nations are knocking at their door wanting to invade.
    Poor Clowns.

  11. People of europe are very freindly calm and gentle . they accept everyone hindu muslim wheter from afghanistan or iraq and treat them like their own but americans are real crazy shits just empty head ….
    Not all the americans are same but majority is authority

  12. The people in Schweiz are incredibly hospitable and friendly. And their mainstream popular culture are so far removed from a culture of violence and paranoia, that firearms are simply treated as a sporting gear. I know it sounds ridiculous to some, but it's true.

  13. Interesting how none of the proposals "Thor" mentions in the video would have stopped any of the most recent deadly shootings in the US. All passed background checks, one passed a check he shouldn't have (Sutherland TX shooter) due to improper enforcement of the law, all had weapons for a long time before going on their rampage, except Lanza who stole firearms from his mother before killing her (legally purchased, registered, and properly locked away), not to mention the fact that Nebraska, Maine, Wyoming, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota have combined population more than Switzerland, combined gun ownership per capita higher than Switzerland and a mass shooting per capita rate lower than Switzerland. I find it ironic that my friends on the left who talk until they're blue in the face about how strict drug regulations don't reduce drug use and drug-related crime lecture the entire country about how lax federal gun laws are responsible for mass shootings.

  14. Guns aren't the problem. America has a population around 350 million with loose gun laws. Naturally there will be higher gun deaths. You are more likely to die driving than getting shot to death. The only reason we have mass shootings is because we glorify mass shootings.

  15. It was black and white before 1798 what about the green plants I thought that was like a necessity for plants to grow how could they not have been green

  16. Here I’ll tell you how it is you want to know how uncomplicated this is if everybody had a gun you wouldn’t have very goddamn any mass shootings out with you that’s all simple list as you’re making fun of it but that’s how simple it is if you walked into school and you knew five or six people and her had a gun you probably wouldn’t be trying to go in there because somebody could shoot you

  17. I did not know this about Switzerland. We (US) should be adopting their gun ownership regulations. It all sounds logical. And something I have thought about for years, don't give the shooter their 10 minutes of fame. The media needs to stop, just stop. I don't want their name, their picture, their motive, I want them in jail or dead.

  18. Sounds like the daily show with Trevor Noah is trying their absolute hardest to blame guns. America does have background checks, anyone who has ever bought one legally knows. The only logical reason why gun homicide in America is higher than Switzerland is because of people’s behavior

  19. If I ask my father for gun he'll put bullets in my head. He'll be like "wallahi! Why do u need gun! Come here iblees"

  20. There are background checks to buy a gun and there is paperwork to transfer gun ownership including another background check

  21. Americans are all at least borderline sociopaths… We love to argue, fight, and defend to the death our right to be completely bat-shit crazy if we choose to be. We contradict ourselves by saying we "love Jesus", holding others to a certain code of ethics when it suits our fancy, and then dropping The Lamb of God like a fucking hot potato when it comes to screwing over our neighbor to make a fast buck. No wonder Europeans assume we must all be from Mississippi…

  22. Why can't gun ownership be linked to a person's psychological profile? What if psychologists came up with a test that measured your ability to empathize with others, whether or not you dehumanize other people, and if you have homicidal fantasies before you're handed a gun?

    For people who think forced military service will do anything other than make mass shooters more efficient killers, you're stupid. Same with people who think safety training matters to people who don't respect the lives of others. I'm pretty sure most mass shooters view their victims as NPCs or lower, which is the real source of the problem.

  23. I know this is old … but i have to say …. Mikko is a hottie … Quit touching the gun Kosta until Mikko says so!!: )

  24. Where can I buy a gun without a background check? What range can I go to and not have to go through a safety orientation?
    The misinformation in this video is mind boggling.

  25. This only proves people kill people. Our culture is much different. I dont know why it seems more crazy people live here.. I think many of the mass shooters would have passed strict background checks. Gun laws are as effective as drug laws.. criminals dont follow laws. I know its cliche. Suicides, police shootings and mass shootings comprise .01% of deaths in this country. Cars, eating food, and falling down stairs are more dangerous. Let's all walk, stop eating and start building ramps. After that let's get rid of guns.

  26. They probably don't have an NRA equivalent buying all their politicians. That's why they can actually pass sensible gun laws.

  27. Many more reasons. More stable families. Switzerland also has a school system that teaches kids real skills, not just how to take a test.

  28. Well you already failed one, I think your mental…..I mean funny. You shouldn't own guns! How you like those gun laws now?

  29. We have too many different races and religions here. Most feel threatened because they are not the majority. When people fail in life, they tend to blame all the other people. That is how the revenge starts.

  30. Left wing socialist bs. They lumping gang shootings and suicides and accidents all together as mass shootings. It's the same old lie to try and pass gun control. Mass shootings are about 0.16% of gun deaths in America. More people get killed with knives than guns.

  31. Switzerland has so many guns but no mass shootings because they're not MULTICULTURAL.
    They share a common language, a common religion and a common national identity; in other words, THE SWISS HAVE NOTHING TO FIGHT OVER!
    Try applying for Swiss citizenship if you aren't a Swiss born national.
    HAA! GOOD FUCKING LUCK!

  32. Typical leftist reporter behaving like a total assclown in an attempt to degrade the US, while completely ignorant of the fact that kissing the gun instructor's ass brought him zero respectability.

  33. Bunch a pussies. I bet they wish they had the second amendment like we do in America, the governernment can try and get the guns away from me but their will be a fire fight waiting for them.

  34. What "1900 mass shootings" in 7 years are they talking about? Did they scew the numbers with strong armed robberys that were not rapidly delt with and or deterred by armed and trained citizens? Something is definitely awry with the numbers if he is claiming that a mass shooting happens ever 17mins. Also to purchase a firearm from Any FFL dealer there has been required background checks for years now. It's almost impossible to take anything this guy says seriously when this host is spewing with sarcasm.

  35. Yes we should have common sense gun laws, but when you have a flip flop for a president (and a coward) who feels indebted to the NRA, it makes gun reform difficult; no impossible.

  36. Why are they all acting as if Americans too stupid to figure it out? Gun reform is necessary and should be simple but it's becoming very obvious that there is so much corruption in our government preventing that from happening.

  37. Dumbasses talked over the "four simple rules of gun safety," tho 🤨 Minor detail. Apparently, that joke was more important than information that actually helps keep people safe.

  38. What the media doesn’t tell you is that under the FBI statistics, more murders happens with knives, batons, fist and hands. Mass shootings with long riffles are less than 0.06 %. Also, if you look closer, of the 30,000 gun death related, 20,000 are suicides (by handguns) while a good 60% is gang related, then you have accidental shootings, police shootings, and at the bottom, your normal murder. Yet, it’s funny how the democrats are going after the long riffle while must death are committed with handguns and knives.

  39. A mass shooting is 4 or more killed, most of these are drive by shootings and gang violence in democrat run cities.

  40. This about setting up a dictatorship. Removing guns from the population is the holy grail of dictatorships.
    President Trump. He killed America by giving leftist democrat dictators everything they wanted. He gave them his Red Flag and Pre-Crime Prison and other new gun laws. Trump murdered the constitution the 1st 2nd and 4th amendment rights. Now only the bad guys and corrupt government will have guns. Removing guns from good citizens is the holy grail of dictatorships.

  41. Why not check South Africa’s strict gun laws and compare that to the USA? The crime right has soared drastically in S.A. You can’t compare Switzerland to the USA, no one takes that seriously. Look at South Africa and how strict the gun laws are to the point that they’re almost disarming the man in the street YET our crime rate is by far HIGHER than America

  42. Switzerland: Crazy people should not own guns.
    USA: You will not take my guns. The second Amendment guarantees my rights to bear arm even if I'm crazy.

  43. Mostly Upper Middle Class to Upper Class, mostly educated, they govern themselves (they vote on everything), the culture is very intact (guns are not their culture, they barely carry them anywhere), there is very little diversity. The community decides if you’re a decent enough person to be a citizen, little movement in and out (they are not part of the EU), probably 99% of the population is proud to be Swiss.
    It’s hard to break that.

  44. The name AMERICA insinuates that MILLIONS of CENTRAL Americans + SOUTH Americans can TRESPASS by the MILLIONS each year in VIOLATION of immigration Laws. American is an AGENDA 21 NWO "name" promoted by the ZIONIST JEWS. The USA is the SIZE of 51 "State Countries" and has 325,MILLION,000 Citizens.
    With 60,MILLION,000 JOBS Leaving for China under George Dubaya + 40,MILLION,000 Undocumented Aliens working for Less than a "LIVING WAGE", many of the POOR "Uneducated" PEASANTS have resorted to burglary + Robbery to survive.
    Organized GANGS Like MS-13 have been a Problem, and recently the COMMUNIST CORE EDUCATION drop outs have become JUVENILE Gangs who break into Autos + Homes to access a Gun. Gun Stores have also become a favorite target for "SMASH + GRAB" with a stolen vehicle.
    The recent increase in RANDOM NONSENSICAL mass shootings is that the HOMELAND SECURITY ZIONISTS are performing FAKE FF HOAXES to BAN GUNS from Christians. HOMELAND INSECURITY usually renders the VAST CCTV SURVEILLANCE inoperable as in 9/11, Las Vegas 48 Hr Massacre DRILL, Parkland School DRILL, Pittsburgh SINagogue HOAX, or Jeffrey Epstein ESCAPE! The EVIDENCE usually contradicts the "OFFICIAL NARRATIVE", but it is ANTI-SEMITIC to Fact Check the ZIONIST JEWS in Control.

  45. Except for that Korean shooter 조성히 at Virgina Tech, i have NEVER Seen a White Gentile Mass Shooter. Every single one of them look Hybrid Israeli. 😩😝😖💩 That Pederson dude in Los vegas looks strait up Blonde hair Zionist, Part time Mossad volunteer. If they are White, 조성히 is "o" irish, like that Armenian Jew, Kevin O leary from the SHARKTANK 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😲😲😲😅😅

  46. "Do you know how easy it is to get a gun in the U.S, I just go to Walmart, (pssch) give them the money and, gun". WRONG, This couldn't be further from the truth. We do have background checks here in the U.S. look for a article that came out recently (August 2019) of the Liberal anti-gun woman that wanted to go buy a firearm at Walmart and was disappointed when she found out truly how difficult it is to acquire a firearm from a store. She eventually gave up on her quest to obtain a firearm, while documenting her entire journey. Those who are seeking to know the truth of how hard it is to get a firearm should search for this article, she is Liberal while being against guns, so she isn't going to spin her narrative. She was thoroughly surprized at the outcome. She is a better journalist than you are who dont even know basic U.S. gun laws. At least she went to seek the truth rather than speak what she assumed, like you and many other presumptive entertainment actors do.

  47. Umm it's not that easy to get a gun. Check out Tim Pools channel and you'll actually see how hard it is to purchase a gun from Walmart

  48. This Video is incredibly funny but the last thing Americans need is Stricter Gun Control laws and the Government passing so called "Common Sense Laws" that infringes on our God Given Rights

    Like just to use this video for example in Switzerland where your family members have to undergo a Background Check and wait a lengthy amount of time if you want to transfer a firearm to your loved ones

    Since the information is already available on the Internet I wont get into to much why Stricter Gun Control Laws dont work all we have to do is look at the States that already have it

    And the whole reason why Guns are argued should be banned because of its ability to inflict Mass Casualities yet Overseas there is still Bombings of mass get togethers

    Ramming cars into people and mass stabbings so we should ban Knives and Cars also right??? Oh wait in the United-Kingdom you cant even own Butter-Knives or any pointy objects

    The police there in the United-Kingdom conduct Search & Frisk that was modeled after the New York Police Department program that unfairly targeted minorities

    Violated everyone's Consitutional Rights and was grossly un-effective and was shut down that should tell the people in the United-Kingdom something but I guess not…

    Gun control is not the answer because once Guns are banned just like in the United-Kingdom they will pass laws that take away any other weapons that we have left that we can use to defend ourselves

    Untill one day as Americans we found ourselves where even owning a butter knife is illegal by the way look this up everyone you cant make this sh**t up even if you tried!!!

  49. Switzerland. I don't get it WTF is a neutral country anyway.. imagine 500 years ago some country telling another, hey look you can't war with us, cause we are neutral.. I know it's for criminals to hide their money, is all Switzerland is good for… And devil worshipping is big there now.. shady country that plays innocent

  50. Um.. you have to do a background checks. Now private sales are different. However if you sell to a felon your going to jail along with the felon.

  51. Hands and feet kill more people than all rifles of any type per year in the USA

    33,000 gun deaths per year
    65% suicide
    17% criminal (5610, some estimates are 80% gang violence)
    15% law enforcement
    3% accidents

    25% of the 5610 criminal gun deaths occur in 4 cities, Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore (interesting given their laws).

    10/10 feels bad to be a sheep.

  52. The only thing I disagree with is that in the US you always always have to do a background check no matter what. Except for private transactions but then if something bad happens it's on the seller too. Safety though should be number one priority, I agree. Too many intellectual inadequate people having guns lol

  53. The problem is that Switzerland seems to look at gun ownership as a sport or recreational tool, whereas Americans have an obsession with looking at gun ownership and legislation as a misguided security blanket for protection. Two very different states of mind.

  54. Huh. So if you train people in how to safely handle guns, you don't do something stupid with it. So second ammendment being absolute is a great idea alongside having classes in how to handle a gun safely.
    Also, most of the "statistic" you quoted are scetchy at best and all out wrong at worst.

  55. Switzerland population is 8 million. Chicago population 3 million. Usa population 300 million. Why no gangs in Switzerland? Next why doesn't Antarctica have any gun shootings.

  56. Switzerland doesn't have blacks or immigration. America has a demographic problem, not a gun problem. The definition of a mass shooting was changed to 4 or more so black and brown folks would be less likely to be labeled as a mass shooter, even though they commit the overwhelming majority of crimes in the United States.

  57. Ah yes , someones invaded my house and is trying to kill me . Let me just open my two safes and spend ages loading in ammunition so that i have no chance of being quick enough to defend myself.

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