Friday, June 1, 2012

Venezuela bans private gun ownership

If Caracas has one of the highest murder rates in the world, it's because the folks are denied the right to defend themselves. Banning firearms won't lower the murder rate, it will just put more guns into the hands of criminals.
Venezuela has brought a new gun law into effect which bans the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition. Until now, anyone with a gun permit could buy arms from a private company. Under the new law, only the army, police and certain groups like security companies will be able to buy arms from the state-owned weapons manufacturer and importer. The ban is the latest attempt by the government to improve security and cut crime ahead of elections in October Venezuela saw more than 18,000 murders last year and the capital, Caracas, is thought to be one of the most dangerous cities in Latin America.
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Judy Morris,
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