National Geographic : 1941 Apr
Swiss Cherish Their Ancient Liberties 495 () International .iews A Sword Symbolizes His Ancient Right to Vote and Bear Arms The custom dates back to the days when only those entitled to vote were permitted to carry arms in peace time. These men are voting by a show of hands. © Egli from Three Lions Modern Swiss Are Expert with the Traditional Crossbow The weapon supposed to have been used by William Tell to shoot an apple off his son's head is popular today for training in marksmanship. The butt and trigger are like those of a rifle.