Saudis soon to be allowed to buy handguns

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

This comes straight from the I-never-thought-I-would-ever-blog-this department. Press TV reports:

> Saudis will be able to buy handguns and other personal firearms openly for the first time, the country’s interior ministry has anounced.

> …

> The move is aimed at reining in the widespread illegal ownership of handguns and assault weapons, a Saudi official said.

Hat Tip damien @ The High

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  • Phil Ward Phil Ward on Oct 21, 2009

    Surprising, that'll be Saudi men though, right? I expect that the servants wont be allowed either... ah yes, the 130k in the bank ought to do it.

    Still, shifting the market into a legal one has to be good.

  • HowToGetAGun HowToGetAGun on Jun 23, 2010

    swissfreek, we do mandatory safety training and licensing and registration up here in Canada, registration is a VERY expensive failure, it doesn't solve or prevent crimes. However the licensing and training are VERY effective at reducing accidents.