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Venezuela destroys 30,000 guns
Reuters ^ | Nov 12, 2009 | Jack Daniel

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; bang; banglist; caracas; chavez; crime; hugochavez; secondamendment; venezuela

1 posted on 11/13/2009 5:47:22 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

So much for this gun burning.


2 posted on 11/13/2009 5:49:51 PM PST by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies. God Loves Ptarmigans)
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To: george76

figured I would get it in first, Coming soon to your home town.


3 posted on 11/13/2009 5:50:03 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: george76

Hugo’s thugs want to operate unopposed.


4 posted on 11/13/2009 5:51:58 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: george76
Hugo joins a long line of other socialists...


5 posted on 11/13/2009 5:51:59 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We're witnessing the slow strangulation death of American republican self-government and liberty.)
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To: george76
>>>With 13,000 murders in 2007... Venezuela's murder rate is about 8 times that of the United States.<<<

Obama'a friend Hugo Chavez - building another Socialist paradise?

6 posted on 11/13/2009 5:55:39 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: george76
"This act forms part of the disarmament policies that we have been promoting."

Just wait....just wait....

Our cities are next.

7 posted on 11/13/2009 5:58:10 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: VaRepublican

The only way anyone’s getting mine will be bullets first—one at a time.


8 posted on 11/13/2009 5:59:22 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: george76
Crime has risen under President Hugo Chavez...

This ought to say something......

9 posted on 11/13/2009 6:01:39 PM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's a self-made man who worships his own creator...............)
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To: george76
Policemen used blow-torches to chop up some of shotguns and pistols.

I'd have to see that.


10 posted on 11/13/2009 6:02:06 PM PST by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: EGPWS

Help make Hussian the gun salesman of the century! Plenty ammo too,
barbra ann


11 posted on 11/13/2009 6:02:45 PM PST by barb-tex (She is one of us)
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To: george76
Communists brook no opposition.
12 posted on 11/13/2009 6:05:16 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: george76

Tragic. Hopefully not a glimpse of our future.


13 posted on 11/13/2009 6:05:47 PM PST by Dayman (My 1919a4 is named Charlotte. When I light her up she has the voice of an angel.)
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To: george76

The One’s role model.


14 posted on 11/13/2009 6:20:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: george76

An Obama and ‘Rat wet dream...


15 posted on 11/13/2009 6:26:52 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: george76

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.


16 posted on 11/13/2009 6:27:41 PM PST by msg-84 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: george76

Sounds like Detroit...


17 posted on 11/13/2009 6:38:38 PM PST by RavenATB
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To: msg-84

Add a bit more for an NRA membership.


18 posted on 11/13/2009 6:43:43 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: george76

Hugo Chavez’s murder rate will most likely go up after depriving his slaves of self defense. Reuters is as bad as AP.


19 posted on 11/13/2009 6:45:06 PM PST by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for hopey-changey bipartisan-ness)
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To: Ptarmigan

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.


20 posted on 11/13/2009 7:14:41 PM PST by kamikaze2000
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To: george76

***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.


21 posted on 11/13/2009 7:24:17 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The sword does not kill. It is a tool in the killer's hand.---Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: EGPWS

fmcdhbarrelfirst


22 posted on 11/13/2009 7:24:22 PM PST by Vob
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To: kamikaze2000
Chavez runs a socialist kleptocracy. You can be pretty sure the good stuff was skimmed off the top.

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.

23 posted on 11/13/2009 8:08:24 PM PST by marktwain
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To: george76
History is repeated itself, first weapons are confiscated then people are killed. No different this time around, same tune different musician. Please, never let them take your guns.
24 posted on 11/13/2009 8:55:47 PM PST by 2001convSVT ("Only Property Owners that pay taxes should have the right to Vote")
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To: marktwain
"Chavez runs a socialist kleptocracy. You can be pretty sure the good stuff was skimmed off the top."

Your right about that. The elitists want gun control for the unwashed peasants. Of course they always exempt themselves from the rules they make.

25 posted on 11/13/2009 9:12:15 PM PST by kamikaze2000
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To: george76

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???


26 posted on 11/14/2009 5:26:45 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (No 3rd Parties, the real winner will be the loser. A 3 party election needs a run off.)
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To: george76

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!


27 posted on 11/14/2009 5:29:03 AM PST by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: Iron Munro

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.


28 posted on 11/14/2009 5:33:15 AM PST by calex59
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To: calex59
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.
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29 posted on 11/14/2009 6:18:53 AM PST by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: Shooter 2.5
Add a bit more for an NRA membership.

Most definately. Already a life member, but still donate to the NRA/ILA when I'm able.
30 posted on 11/14/2009 7:18:33 AM PST by msg-84 (Semper Fidelis)
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To: george76
'With 13,000 murders in 2007'

Do they make a distinction In the statistics between murders perpetrated by the Statist Venezuelan Government and murders by the ‘common’ criminals?

31 posted on 11/14/2009 3:54:19 PM PST by TylerA (Marx was a MORON!)
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To: sergeantdave; All

Do Governments really expect citizens to keep all their Guns in one ‘Basket’?


32 posted on 11/14/2009 3:56:58 PM PST by TylerA (Marx was a MORON!)
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To: george76

Oh so much safer now with only the Chavistas having
AK-47s.


33 posted on 11/14/2009 3:58:39 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Iron Munro

I have one of those.


34 posted on 11/14/2009 5:41:28 PM PST by smokingfrog (Well, are you gonna draw those pistols or whistle Dixie? Spit!)
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To: TylerA

“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.


35 posted on 11/14/2009 7:20:38 PM PST by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: george76

“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

(/sarc)


36 posted on 11/14/2009 7:33:41 PM PST by VOA
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