In a futile attempt to curb the rampant violence in Venezuela, the National Guard and local police destroy 2,000 firearms that were seized or traded in for electronic goods. Reuters’ Article mentions that most firearms that criminals get are acquired from corrupt law enforcement. The new Interior Minister Nestor Reverol has publicly stated that they will bring about “disarmament and peace”. Not sure how they plan on doing that other than by force. According to Reuters, Venezuela also purchased a laser engraver and plans to mark ammunition and somehow register ammunition.
I wonder if Interior Minister Reverol plans on addressing the real problem, corruption?
Below are some photos of the destroyed and seized weapons.
Sure, look down the barrel. That is a great idea. Looks like a Luger.
Can anyone identify the overly decorative pistol in the foreground?
Also the top photo of the police woman using what looks like a hobby rock hammer to smash metal handguns is comical.