Armenia and firearms laws
Armenia Liberty reports an embarasment to the country's Prime Minister. "Under Armenian law, citizens can not possess any firearms without police permission which is supposed to be given only in exceptional circumstances." However, the Prime Minister has given out about 500 guns as presents, and one was used in a crime (a mayor shot a rival). Their arms laws are sufficiently tight that the PM's 500 presents are "one of the easiest ways of obtaining" a gun.
Just out of curiosity, I checked Armenia's homicide rate. In 1996, it was a bit over 25 per 100,000 population. The US rate was 9.4.
Considering Armenia had a genocide not all that long ago, you'd have thought they'd learn...
Posted by: geekWithA.45 at October 14, 2005 06:58 AM