Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries.
Venezuela has also bought laser technology to mark ammunition, Reverol said, in an attempt to keep a registry of the bullets given out to the South American nation’s many state and municipal police forces.
Given that ammo imports are tightly controlled by the Government and that most of the ammunition that you can find is manufactured by the military, I expect that they will find troubles with the laser micro-stamping. You see, Gov ammo is sold in the black market not only to criminals but to guerrilla groups and drug cartels.
By the way, reloading equipment and supplies are strictly verbotten. My crappy Lee single stage press can get you (IIRC) about 8 years in prison and that is not counting primers, bullets, cases and powder. I think I would end up serving something like 25-30 years if all I have for rolling my own ‘boolits’ is added up.
But I want to direct your attention to these “experts” on guns and disarmament:
And they wonder why Gun Control is failing in Venezuela.