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Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition Banned in Venezuela
venezuelanalysis.com ^ | 25 May, 2012 | Ewan Robertson

Posted on 05/27/2012 5:01:55 AM PDT by marktwain

Mérida, 25th May 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – From 1 June the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition will be banned in Venezuela, confirmed Venezuelan Justice and Interior Relations minister Tareck El Aissami yesterday.

Since the measure was first passed on 29 February over 805,000 rounds of ammunition have been recovered by Venezuelan authorities as part of an auditing process of gun stores. These are now held by the Venezuelan Anonymous Company of Military Industries (Cavim), which manufactures ammunition for state security bodies.

The announcement was part of the first annual presentation by the Presidential Commission for Disarmament and Control of Arms and Ammunition, created in May 2011 to design and implement public policies aimed at gun control and disarmament in Venezuela.

As part of policies aimed at regulating the use of firearms among the civilian population, El Aissami also announced that requests for permits to carry arms will be made through the Justice Ministry and that on 1 June the period for registering arms and renewing permits will close.

In Venezuela carrying a firearm is legal with a permit; however the commission has previously stated that the government’s citizen security policies are aimed at the eventual disarmament of the civilian population.

Meanwhile police bodies will be required to request and buy arms directly from the Justice Ministry. Ammunition supplied to police bodies will have special identification marking from the Cavim factory.

Other measures spearheaded by the Commission for Disarmament this year include a publicity campaign to raise awareness on the “cultural problem” of violent crime and promote values of peace. 78% of homicides in Venezuela are linked to the use of firearms.

The justice minister reported that in designing these policies, over the past year more than 20,000 citizens had participated in the Commission’s consultation process, including 6,056 people attending workshops throughout the country.

Of those who participated in the consultation, 84.3% were in favour of banning the carrying of arms, while 79.8% supported ending the sale of arms and ammunition.

El Aissami responded to criticisms that the consultation process had only spoken with those who don’t possess firearms. “We are consulting the Venezuelan shooting federation, ranching sectors, [firearms] traders, the Armed Forces, police bodies, civil society, organised communities and special groups,” he said.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on Tuesday that the government’s anti-crime program, the Full Life mission, will be launched in June. The program aims to bring together all the government’s citizen security policies into a holistic approach toward tackling violent crime and transforming the judicial and prison systems.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ban; banglist; communism; govtabuse; gun; rapeofliberty; tyranny; venezuela
Venezuela continues to slide down the totalitarian scale. I do not think it can slide as far as Zimbabwe, but it may go as far as Cuba.
1 posted on 05/27/2012 5:02:02 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Hugo is dead or soon to be and when the people find out, they'll want to retaliate.

Disarm them and the odds are for the totalitarian win

2 posted on 05/27/2012 5:04:30 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: marktwain

Hugo Chavez is what Obama aspires to be.


3 posted on 05/27/2012 5:05:53 AM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: marktwain

When weapons are confiscated, only the confiscators will have weapons.


4 posted on 05/27/2012 5:07:44 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: marktwain

Venezuela is now nothing less than another communist Cuba but with huge oil revenues. Dangerous to the region.


5 posted on 05/27/2012 5:10:58 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: marktwain

Coming soon to a formerly free country near you!

VERY near you...


6 posted on 05/27/2012 5:19:04 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Tigerized

Won’t be nearly so easy here in the US. I can’t speak for anyone else but I won’t surrender my arms without a fight.


7 posted on 05/27/2012 5:46:39 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: marktwain

“the commission has previously stated that the government’s citizen security policies are aimed at the eventual disarmament of the civilian population.”

Just like the same gun registration policies here are designed to do.


8 posted on 05/27/2012 5:55:14 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: FatherofFive

When weapons are confiscated, only the confiscators will have weapons.

That is what the confiscators think.

In Russia years ago the residents use to say jokingly, “oil your garden frequently”. Referring to the fact that their weapons were buried and needed rust protection.


9 posted on 05/27/2012 6:07:56 AM PDT by chainsaw (Sarah Palin is still my first choice to save the USA. . .)
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To: marktwain
...the Presidential Commission for Disarmament and Control of Arms and Ammunition the People...

There. Fixed it.

10 posted on 05/27/2012 6:14:01 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: marktwain

Innocents Betrayed - The History of Gun Control

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUmKT43j4Tc&feature=related


11 posted on 05/27/2012 6:21:51 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
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12 posted on 05/27/2012 7:08:48 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera, Nice work if you can get it, EVITA. On BROADWAY last week.!)
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To: marktwain

And totally unrelated: Venezuelan sales of cosmoline have skyrocketed.


13 posted on 05/27/2012 7:11:48 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: marktwain
See, because civilian disarmament has worked out so well before.


14 posted on 05/27/2012 7:17:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: marktwain

Watch for this same move in a second Obama term.


15 posted on 05/27/2012 7:28:30 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: marktwain
Tareck El Aissami

WTH ? ?

16 posted on 05/27/2012 8:13:54 AM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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To: tomkat
Tareck El Aissami

WTH ? ?

Barack Hussein Obama

WTH ? ?

17 posted on 05/27/2012 8:28:02 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: BCR #226

“Won’t be nearly so easy here in the US.”

Nope, it won’t.

But we’ll have no shortage of two-legged sheep who can’t wait to force you to turn in your arms.

After all, if the UN says so, it must be done.


18 posted on 05/27/2012 8:40:00 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: DeFault User
yup   spit
19 posted on 05/27/2012 8:42:52 AM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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To: chainsaw

“In Russia years ago the residents use to say jokingly, “oil your garden frequently”. Referring to the fact that their weapons were buried and needed rust protection.”

I forget who said it, but “when it’s time to bury them, it’s time to dig them up.”


20 posted on 05/27/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Tigerized

I’d like to see them try it. They’ll think the battle of Gettysburg was a walk in the park.


21 posted on 05/27/2012 3:10:55 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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