Hugo Chavez Bans Guns, Gives Away A House On Twitter, Might Be On Heavy Duty Morphine
Hugo Chavez had himself the kind of action-packed weekend fit only for a Bolivarian strongman. First, he banned all private gun sales in Venezuela -- limiting hand guns to just police and military forces -- in a move he says will help stem the wave of violent crime in his country. Then, he turned around and rewarded his three millionth Twitter follower with a free house.
Chavez announced his ban on gun ownership on Friday. In Venezuela as in the States, any citizen could get a gun permit and buy a weapon from a dealer. Now, a state-controlled weapons importer and seller will be the only legal source for guns, and only police, security agencies and the military will be able to buy them, the BBC reports.
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