Friday, June 1, 2012

Venezuela Bans Private Gun Ownership

BBS reports

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.
This should be interesting. What do you think?

Please leave a comment.

17 comments:

  1. It makes perfect sense. If I was a piece of shit tin pot commie dictator like Chavez, I wouldn't want the serfs to have guns either.

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  2. Licensing+Registration*Gun Ban=Confiscation. This will be interesting, so sad for the civilians though.

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  3. See what happens when owning and carrying a gun isn't seen as a right?

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  4. Shall we make predictions on a change in crime or murder rates?

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    1. That, and how much more of a dictatorship Venezuela becomes.

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    2. Ok, my prediction is that violent crime rates and murder rates do not decrease. What is yours?

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    3. OK, I'll say they do decrease. Shall we give it six months or one year?

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    4. Trends in a society take time to develop. There may be fluctuations immediately, but if the numbers that Bill Baldwin offered are correct, it will take a long time for the dictatorship of Chavez to disarm the people. Of course, that will do nothing about machete murders, for example.

      My prediction is that Venezuela is going the way of Cuba, only with plenty of oil to finance its stupidity.

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  5. After doing some reading, this may not have an impact at all. It seems that in 2010 there were about 25,000 firearm permits but 10 million firearms in Venezuela. Unless each permit holder owns about 400 firearms, something is amiss. I guess gun registration and permitting doesn't prevent people from getting guns without government permission.

    Also, I couldn't find that gun's were actually banned, just the sale to civilians. However, there is this quote "Hugo Chavez's government says the ultimate aim is to disarm all civilians..."

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    1. Ain't it a laugh when the dictator of a banana republic tells more truth than some in our own country?

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    2. I'm watching very closely. If any good comes of it, I may change my stance on gun bans.

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    3. Chavez has taken on the role of thorn in our side now that Fidel Castro is fading away. Venezuela is blessed with the advantage of oil, magnifying Chavez's voice all the more. But how you can see his rule as any kind of good is beyond me. Nothing good will come out of this, unless the Venezuelans decide that they've had enough.

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    4. You ought to open your eyes, Greg. You're still buying that bullshit about the US being good and our detractors being bad. It's not that simple. Some of these piss-pot countries hate the US for good reason.

      You should get out more.

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    5. Hating the United States isn't a foreign policy. Venezuela is going down the road that Cuba has been on for decades. I'm not buying any bullshit. I'm looking at the facts. You're just pleased because yet another country is taking away more rights from its citizens. What you don't realize is that we're never going to allow America to go the way of these dictatorships.

      You should come home more.

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  6. This will make it easier to avoid an "Egypt" scenario in Venezuela (armed citizens won) and stick with a good "Syria" plan (thousands slaughtered) for Chavez.

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