Colombia experiments with Bogota city firearms ban.

Image: somnoliento/Flickr No weapons are allowed on the streets of…

Image: somnoliento/Flickr

No weapons are allowed on the streets of this city of 7.3 million people from Wednesday until 30 April.

If the ban results in a significant reduction of the homicide rate it might become permanent.

The ban is being introduced by a former guerrilla – the city’s Mayor Gustavo Petro.

“People who own guns legally can still keep them at their homes or at their offices. But they can no longer bring them to public places, carry them while on the streets, have them in their cars,” Mr Petro’s chief of staff, Antonio Navarro Wolf, explained.

Source: Arturo Wallace for BBC News.

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  • RB

    My bad. Me no like. I mis-click!!!!!

  • Raul

    Wow! Just like Chicago…

  • Rick

    You can keep them, you just can’t shoot them. Obama and Bloomberg must have passed thru there.