Switzerland: Guns kept at home frequently used to kill partners

76% of the homicide-suicide cases in Switzerland involve the use of firearms, very often a gun kept at home by Swiss army reservists, according to a new study by the University Institute of Forensic Medicine of Lausanne (Switzerland). In 88% of the cases the attacker was a man and the majority of the victims were women, usually the wife or partner of the gunman. Swiss activists say that this study supports their calls for a stricter firearms law that protects women from armed domestic violence. Media