Según el informe de la Organización No Gubernamental (ONG) Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia (OVV), el año 2013 cerrará con al menos 24 mil 763 muertes violentas en el país. Estiman que la tasa es de 79 fallecidos por cada cien mil habitantes.
Señalan que durante este año, se observó un incremento en los homicidios, sobre todo en las ciudades “medianas y pequeñas”. “También se notó un crecimiento en los casos de resistencia a la autoridad”, refiere el informe.
According to the report of the Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Venezuelan Violence Observatory (SVO), the year 2013 will close with at least 24 thousand seven hundred and sixty-three violent deaths in the country. They estimate that the rate is 79 deaths per hundred thousand inhabitants.
They point out that this year, an increase was observed in the killings, especially in the “medium and small” towns. “An increase in cases of resisting arrest was also noted,” the report relates.
Venezuala’s gun laws are the dream of every Gun Control Activist: One gun per lifetime, mag capacity, fixed number of ammunition a year, background checks with psychological examinations, no reloading of ammunition, gun confiscation at any time without due process or reason, etc. And I forgot, there has been no legal firearm sales for almost 2 years after the importation of firearms for civilian use was shut down and very few gun stores that existed were ordered to shut down.
Criminals are still getting their guns apparently, and one source has been cops murdered just to get their weapons. I don’t have the latest stats but by October, 69 of them had been ambushed and killed for their sidearms. Those numbers do not include the members of the Venezuelan National Guard that act as the equivalent of State Police & Border Patrol. To give you an idea, LEO deaths by gunfire in the US till today are tallied at 31. Venezuela’s number is more than double but the country has less than one tenth the population of the United States or the equivalent of Texas. The Lone Star State had a rate of 4.4 murders per 100,000 people and God knows how many guns per Texan (at least one per person making it close to 30 million), four LEOs killed and “lax” gun control laws. Now compare it with Venezuela’s 79 murders per 100,000 people, 69 cops killed (till October) and an estimated 5 million guns in civilian hands under strict government regulation.
If this does not scare you about Gun Control, nothing will.
Update: Missed this one yesterday:
jueves 26 de diciembre de 2013 09:27 AM
Caracas.- En horas de la mañana de hoy, un grupo armado asesinó a cuatro funcionarios de la Guardia Nacional Bolivariana que estaban vestidos de civil.
El hecho ocurrió en el barrio El Cafetal, ubicado en el kilómetro 12 de El Junquito. Los hampones se apoderaron de las armas personales de los efectivos y huyeron.
Thursday December 26, 2013 9:27 a.m.
Caracas. – In the morning today, gunmen killed four officers of the National Guard who were dressed in civilian clothes.
The incident occurred in the district’s Coffee, located at kilometer 12 of the Junquito. The thugs took over the personal weapons of the troops and fled.
via Asesinan a cuatro guardias nacionales en El Junquito – Sucesos.