Swiss voters are casting their ballots on Sunday in a referendum on tightening the country’s gun laws to comply with rules from the European Union.
Although Switzerland is not an EU member, it could fall out of the open-border Schengen area if it does not change its gun laws — prompting serious backups at its borders and potential consequences for its economy and tourism industry.
Initial results will be released around 1:30 p.m. local time (1230 UTC), with a final result expected around 5:30 p.m. More
For some background, Time did an approving feature on Switzerland’s gun culture in 2012. Here