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Swiss border guards to be issued with assault rifles

National News // Dec. 13, 2016

Swiss border guards are to be issued with army grade assault weapons.

Kevin.B Swiss border guards to be issued with assault rifles

Currently guards only carry a 9mm side arm – a weapon only useful at short range and can be ineffective against anyone wearing a bullet-proof vest.

The move is in response to the increased terror threat.

Various Swiss police forces are also upgrading the weapons available to officers for the same reason.

 

Tags: guards, border, terror

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