> > > Do the Swiss allow their convicted violent criminals and certified
> > > mentally incompetent to possess arms?
> > Of course not. First of all, the Swiss have effectively stopped
> > defective people from breeding over a period of hundreds of years,
> > so that the incidence of defective people is lower than ours (but
> > not as low as it is for the Jews and Japanese).
> Actually there are some serious inbred heritable diseases in both
I think (or at least I hope) Cynthia's reference to "defective" people meant those who are predisposed to criminal violence--not something one associates with Jews or Japanese. How accurate those stereotypes are is another subject. And if you ask me, pathological conformism is a mental defect rampant in the Japanese population; I don't know how genetically-influenced that is.
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