Venezuela’s 30,000-Gun Salute
That’s the message in Venezuela, according to the LA Times:
The government plans to sell the demolished guns as scrap metal and donate the proceeds to a foundation that cares for children suffering from cancer.
Venezuelan Authorities announced today that they’ve gathered and demolished 30,000 guns in an attempt to curb a murder rate that has skyrocketed in recent years.
This is a problem. But at least no one can say the Venezuelan authorities are ignoring the problem. Right?
Question is: Will high-profile gun demolitions and video game bans curb an astronomical murder rate?