Skip to comments.Venezuela destroys 30,000 guns
Posted on 11/13/2009 5:47:22 PM PST by george76
Battling with one of the world's highest murder rates, Venezuela on Wednesday crushed more than 30,000 guns seized from the streets during police raids this year.
Policemen used blow-torches to chop up some of shotguns and pistols. They compacted weapons including home-made pistols into a 5 ton block...
"This act forms part of the disarmament policies that we have been promoting."
With 13,000 murders in 2007...
Venezuela's murder rate is about 8 times that of the United States.
Crime has risen under President Hugo Chavez...
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
So much for this gun burning.
figured I would get it in first, Coming soon to your home town.
Hugo’s thugs want to operate unopposed.
Obama'a friend Hugo Chavez - building another Socialist paradise?
Just wait....just wait....
Our cities are next.
The only way anyone’s getting mine will be bullets first—one at a time.
This ought to say something......
I'd have to see that.
Help make Hussian the gun salesman of the century! Plenty ammo too,
Tragic. Hopefully not a glimpse of our future.
The One’s role model.
An Obama and ‘Rat wet dream...
I’ve been contemplating trading in three rarely used pistols for a carbine (liberals would call it an assault weapon) that I would use more often. After reading this, I think I’ll hold on to the pistols and just save up for the carbine.
A few years from now, I bet this will pay dividends. As those poor souls at Ft. Hood would attest, when you need it, a gun is worth more than money.
Sounds like Detroit...
Add a bit more for an NRA membership.
Hugo Chavez’s murder rate will most likely go up after depriving his slaves of self defense. Reuters is as bad as AP.
What a waste. No telling how many of those firearms were rare or old varieties no longer being made. And even if they were just run of the mill rifles, no point in destroying a good tool.
I hope we have the foresight to stop that from happening here.
***Venezuela on Wednesday crushed more than 30,000 guns seized from the streets during police raids this year.***
Dum bass. They should have taken them to the US and found a “buy back” program.
I wouldn’t be surprized if some very collectable Webleys, Adams, and such were trashed though. It is likely the jerks who did this would not recognize collectable value.
Your right about that. The elitists want gun control for the unwashed peasants. Of course they always exempt themselves from the rules they make.
They compacted weapons including home-made pistols into a 5 ton block... Then they shipped it to be melted down, so they can recycle it at the AK -47 factory???
Crater-face Chavez needs to learn that it’s difficult seizing arms when the confiscators are seeing their brains blown out from 500 yards distance.
Save those old M-1s and M-14s, Venezualans. You can vote from the rooftops and hold an election anytime and at any place. Muy bien!
Journalists don’t know anything. You know they never worked a day in their lives and have no idea of the difference between an acetylene torch and a blow torch. Blow torch probably sounds really cool to them so they use it, not knowing how stupid they sound doing so. The only thing I ever saw a blow torch used for(other than heating some of the pipes in winter)was for my step-Dad to heat his soldering iron.
In days of yore the blow torch was also used to burn old paint off house siding and trim to prep them for repainting. As most homes were built out of wood, well seasoned and dried out by the time they required repainting, there was an obvious downside to this procedure.
The technique eventually waned in popularity when the power washer was invented and the blow torch was subsequently retired to the cellar workshop where it found a new life heating up soldering irons.
Do they make a distinction In the statistics between murders perpetrated by the Statist Venezuelan Government and murders by the ‘common’ criminals?
Do Governments really expect citizens to keep all their Guns in one ‘Basket’?
Oh so much safer now with only the Chavistas having
I have one of those.
“Do Governments really expect citizens to keep all their Guns in one Basket?”
I don’t know, Tyler.
What fascist government expects is subservience. I don’t have any of that. Nor can I speak of baskets. All I know is that if the fascists want my six-shooters, there will be bullets flying out everywhere except outa my butt. And when I figure out how to do that, go buy stock in Kohler’s low-flush toilets.
“Venezuela destroys 30,000 guns”
My Dear Friend Hugo,
Heard about the gun-grab and cooking down those 30,000 guns.
I’m green with envy. (Not really green, it’s just a Yankee figure
of speech about jealousy!)
Keep up the GREAT work.
Your Pal Barack
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