There is a word missing from Bernice Cressy’s letter! “Everyone has one,” should have been “Everyone who has one”!
Most men and many women in Sweden, have had some military training, therefore the romanticism of gun ownership in Sweden is mostly nil. Very few homes have firearms there and those that do have them, the owners have many required tests and gun club memberships.
In my experience, most guns in Swedish homes are for hunting! Did Bernice possibly mean Switzerland, often confused with Sweden?
Ex-Swede in Prescott