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Venezuela Controls Firearms
Prensa Latina ^ | Aug 10, 2006

Posted on 08/10/2006 4:36:28 PM PDT by proud_yank

Caracas, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan National Assembly (parliament) is focused on the security of citizens, protected by firearms possession laws and police codes of conduct.

Given the challenge posed by this issue, the Domestic Policy Commission of that legislative body is examining new regulations for the police, following elaborations by the Armed Forces s Weapon Direction.

National Assembly Vice President Juan Jose Molina stated legislators will evaluate the Police Code of Conduct.

Experts believe the governmental stance is part of strategies to fight criminality and protect citizens, and will further target people who possess weapons.

In a recent TV appearance, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez asserted any lack of security in the nation has stemmed from values promoted by capitalism.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
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..Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez asserted any lack of security in the nation has stemmed from values promoted by capitalism.

Keep in mind that Hugo Chavez came to power in 1998.

Video: Documenting the incredible results of his 'revolution'.


From July 2, 2006: According to Minister Chacon, the plan has two strategic goals: disarmament and weapons control. Under disarmament, the plan is to destroy all of the excess, legal or illegal, weapons in the country, whether captured or turned in voluntarily. The weapons control plan attempts to bring about the registration of all of Venezuela’s weapons.


Some Venezuelan Crime Statistics:

Link to Source

• Without further ado: homicides in Venezuela jumped 128% for the period 1998-2005.

• Violent deaths for unknown reasons in Venezuela increased 74% for the period 1998-2005.

• Homicides caused by firearms in Venezuela augmented 36% for the period 1998-2005.

• Kidnaps have increased 426% in Venezuela for the period 1998-2005.

• Deaths by shootings have risen 253% in Venezuela for the period 1998-2005.

• 44 homicides take place every day in Venezuela, that is 1 every half an hour.

• 32.932 deaths for unknown reasons have been registered in Venezuela since 1998. These deaths do not make part of the total of homicides for the period.

• Venezuela overtook Colombia in homicide numbers.

• The number of homicides in Venezuela is greater than the number of casualties in some modern armed conflicts.

• Since 1986 154.895 homicides have occured in Venezuela.

• 8.976 extrajudicial killings have been registered in Venezuela since 1999.

• 86.7% of homicides in Venezuela were caused by firearms, a variation of 36% since 1998.

• Homicide is the first cause of death in Venezuela for both genders in the age group 15-29.

• in 2004 only 7% of those involved in homicides have been sentenced.

• Figures of deaths due to "resisting authority" in Venezuela have increased 254% (national level) and 791% in Caracas for the period 1999-2004. The civilian/police ratio of deaths is 39:1 in Venezuela; 10:1 in Brazil the international standard being 5:1.

• Only 1.4% of police officers involved in extrajudicial killings have been sentenced in Venezuela during the period 2000-2005.

• The homicide rate in Venezuelan prisons is 40 times higher than that of the country and 36 times higher than that of Brazil's, Argentina's, Mexico's and Colombia's prisons combined.

• Caracas' homicide rates are the second in the South American continent.

• The Chavez regime military expenditure is 80 times higher than its expenditure on the Ministry of Interior and Justice, which is in charge of procurement for Venezuelan police forces.

• Venezuela's per capita expenditure in military acquisitions is larger than that of Brazil and Colombia.

Sources: CIPCC, PROVEA, MSDS.
1 posted on 08/10/2006 4:36:28 PM PDT by proud_yank
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To: kanawa; jazusamo; Thunder90; Hill of Tara; Victoria Delsoul; Army Air Corps; monkeywrench; cll; ...
Don't you love it when the US Media glorifies this guy, and demonizes gun owners?



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2 posted on 08/10/2006 4:38:46 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: proud_yank

good info


3 posted on 08/10/2006 4:39:30 PM PDT by ocr1
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To: proud_yank

Straight out of the dictator and thug handbook.


4 posted on 08/10/2006 4:39:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher - the anti-Crist [FL Governor, 2006 primary])
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To: proud_yank

Controlling firearms...

What took them so long? Its not like Chavez to be behind on the "how to set up a socialist dictatoprship" playbook.


5 posted on 08/10/2006 4:40:30 PM PDT by gondramB (We will have peace, when you and all your works have perished and the works of your dark master)
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To: proud_yank

I won't believe this for a minute.Commandante Chavez would *never* deny the proletariat access to the means of self defense.


6 posted on 08/10/2006 4:41:12 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: proud_yank

Another step toward subduing and controlling the people.

The media hasn't found commie creep that it didn't love.


7 posted on 08/10/2006 4:41:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: proud_yank
Nothing more needs to be said. The facts speak for themselves.
8 posted on 08/10/2006 4:41:46 PM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: proud_yank

No one but the gubmint should be allowed to "murder" anyone, and then, it is perfectly O.K.
Sign me as "resisting authority since 1942, and still going strong"!


9 posted on 08/10/2006 4:45:30 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET, IN MY SWAMP)
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GUN FACTS.pdf - Firearms Statistics

10 posted on 08/10/2006 4:45:39 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: ocr1

Probably a good one to send to any anti-gun types you know. I can't imagine living there.


11 posted on 08/10/2006 4:46:37 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Army Air Corps

Its scary that they glorify this guy. If they'd move there, and never return to the US, I'd sell most of what I own to buy their tickets.


12 posted on 08/10/2006 4:49:19 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: proud_yank

Leftists all over are united in their desire to seize firearms from lawful people, and to assure that the have-nots kill and steal from the haves.


13 posted on 08/10/2006 4:50:51 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Leftism is the ideology of nihilism, despair, nothingness +death. That why they like islamofascists.)
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To: proud_yank
Not just anti-gun people, lefties that think Chavez is mr. wonderful and is doing a great job.
14 posted on 08/10/2006 4:51:16 PM PDT by ocr1
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To: ocr1

Check out that video, someone posted it a couple days ago. If anyone can watch it, and still have something positive to say about the guy, they need to have their head checked.


15 posted on 08/10/2006 4:53:13 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: proud_yank
"Its scary that they glorify this guy. If they'd move there, and never return to the US, I'd sell most of what I own to buy their tickets."

I agree most wholeheartedly. I especially want Cindy Shehag to move there rather than attempting to pollute my state with her putrid presence.
16 posted on 08/10/2006 4:55:40 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

I much prefer the smell of the feedlots to the odors emanating from her 'self'...


17 posted on 08/10/2006 5:09:28 PM PDT by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: GW and Twins Pawpaw

At least the smell from feedlots come from a productive industry...


18 posted on 08/10/2006 5:14:11 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Exactly and not from a parasite.


19 posted on 08/10/2006 5:19:18 PM PDT by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: Army Air Corps

Stick her in a pig feed lot, where she belongs.


20 posted on 08/10/2006 5:28:09 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: proud_yank

"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future."
--Adolf Hitler, 1935


21 posted on 08/10/2006 5:31:23 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: proud_yank

I don't want to be inhumane to the pigs.


22 posted on 08/10/2006 5:32:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: proud_yank

But, but I thought those Kalashnikovs purchased recntly were going towards forming plebeian militias to resist the evil imperialists! Where else would they be going? /sarc

Looks like they're going to FARC like expected.


23 posted on 08/10/2006 5:33:58 PM PDT by Constantine XI Palaeologus ("Vicisti, Galilaee")
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To: KoRn

Good post.


24 posted on 08/10/2006 5:37:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (August 22)
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To: proud_yank

Good post, thanks for the ping.

It only takes one firearm to bring an end to Hugo and I believe that one is in one of his countryman's hands now.


25 posted on 08/10/2006 5:42:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: jazusamo

We can hope!


26 posted on 08/10/2006 6:13:07 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Joe Brower; Shooter 2.5; JillValentine; AnnaZ; archy

gun-control in action ping


27 posted on 08/10/2006 6:14:29 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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