We were discussing school system in Russian classes and my teacher who grew up in Siberia told us that she needed help holding the AK47 when she was supposed to decompose it.
Even in Switzerland you don't have military education at school or university. But yes they keep their guns at home after service, which is another source of ridicule for Germans. ;-)
I'm not criticizing, you asked why its interesting for me, now you know! =)
If you go to next YAPC we can discuss it in person.
( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)