Venezuela Crushes 2,000 Firearms

    A police officer hammers a pistol during an exercise to destroy seized weapons in Caracas, Venezuela August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

    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.

    A weapon is being destroyed during an exercise to disable seized weapons in Caracas, Venezuela August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

    Cutting down a single shot break action gun.

    A pistol is being destroyed during an exercise to disable seized weapons in Caracas, Venezuela August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

    A pistol is being destroyed during an exercise to disable seized weapons in Caracas, Venezuela August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

     

    Sure, look down the barrel. That is a great idea. Looks like a Luger.

    An official holds up a pistol during an exercise to disable seized weapons in Caracas, Venezuela August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

    An official holds up a pistol during an exercise to disable seized weapons in Caracas, Venezuela August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

     

    Can anyone identify the overly decorative pistol in the foreground?

    Seized weapons are displayed before being destroyed during an exercise to disable confiscated weapons, in Caracas, Venezuela, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

    Seized weapons are displayed before being destroyed during an exercise to disable confiscated weapons, in Caracas, Venezuela, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello

     

    Also the top photo of the police woman using what looks like a hobby rock hammer to smash metal handguns is comical.

    Nicholas C

    Steadicam Gun Operator
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