Venezuelan authorities have established a moratorium on importing guns for sale to the general public, while banning the marketing of munitions and all other armaments in an attempt to “put order” in that sector and exercise some control over the nation’s widespread violence.
The technical secretary of the Presidential Commission for the Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament, Pablo Fernandez, said Friday in an interview on state channel VTV that since Feb. 29 “the importing of weapons to Venezuela has been suspended.”
Interior and Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami later told a press conference that the marketing of arms and munitions is also suspended.
“This is not just about imports but also about local gunsmiths, who will no longer be allowed to sell firearms,” the minister told a press conference, adding that “no one is allowed to sell munitions.” El Aissami said that also prohibited as a consequence of the ban on selling new weapons is the issuing of new licenses to bear arms.
It’s not a one-year ‘pause’.
Here’s a snippet from a February 3rd 2012 article titled: “UN Praises Venezuela’s Gun Control And Disarmament Policies”.
“As of March, every last gun shop in Venezuela – and there are less than 80 – should be closed. That is to say, the perverse chapter of the commercialization of firearms and munitions is over ,” confirmed El Aissami.
El Aissami mentioned last week that the government would not announce any “drastic measures” of prohibiting the possession of firearms outright due to the “cultural problem” of attitudes toward violence and firearms that first needs to be tackled. Nevertheless, he stated that the government’s security policies are ultimately aimed at the disarmament of the civilian population.
In other words, they’re gonna “nudge” things into place.
‘Oh, sorry, it seems as if there’s still too much going on, so your evil scary-looking gun shops that have been closed for a year are to remain shuttered until we say eetz okay maing…… and we no gunna say eetz okay maing – evah.’
A bit more on the matter from the NRA’s Cam Edwards who interviewed Dave Kopel on March 12th.
By the way, that guy Tareck El Aissami — He’s supposedly a Venezuelan national.
How about we try Syrian. His dad’s a piece of work too.
An article from three years ago – March 2009 – sourced within for verification.
The recent designation of Tarek El–Aissami as Minster of Interior and Justice of Venezuela has raised concerns because of his connections with extremist groups.
Mr. El – Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, “the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden.” Tarek’s great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and assistant to the party’s secretary general in Baghdad during the Saddam Hussein regime.
Sunstein and the rest of the Totalitarian Jihadists that comprise the entire #HeilObama administration are not only watching this closely and learning, you can see their ‘nudge’ influence all over the place in Venezuela.