So how do you know that weapons use is being normalized? When the Financial Times of England publishes a story about a company offering a weekend holiday in Switzerland to shoot a pistol and rifle.
Golf, squash and tennis are all very good for relieving tension at the end of a hard working week but a new tour company has an altogether more high-octane alternative: firing machine guns in a secret military facility in Switzerland. “Smell the cordite” is aimed squarely at the City market, both as executive stress-release and corporate team-building (a sort of grown-up paintballing), but is open to anyone and no experience is needed.
It’s a pretty fair review of what sounds like a fairly standard range trip here in the USA. It sounds like they got good instruction from competent folks. If you’re interested, their website is here. I wonder if they’d host a blogger get together?
Here’s the one part I don’t get.
By the end of the course my muscles are taut, my reflexes fast and I’m hungry for more. The question is, what am I going to do with the knowledge? Geordie’s dream is that his students will be able to defuse an emergency situation (such as an armed robbery) when no-one else knows how: to disable a gun, pull out a magazine, render it useless.
Rather than wrestling for a gun so you can disable it in that armed robbery, wouldn’t it be easier to just pull out your own pistol and put a few rounds center mass on the robber?
Oh yeah, this is marketed to the people who live in that place where Great Britain used to be.
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