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Venezuela a Leader in Small Arms Destruction
AVN / Press – Venezuelan Embassy to the U.S.
20 November 2012
[Vice minister of the Integrated Police System, Luis] Fernández said that Venezuelan authorities destroyed 130,000 fire arms in 2011, and will rid the country of another 50,000 by the end of this year…
In an interview on Venezolana de Televisión, he said most of the guns being destroyed are illegal weapons that have been seized by police.
Since 2003, when Venezuela began a policy of small arms destruction, a total of 287,838 guns have been destroyed as part of the government's disarmament strategy…