The fallacy of the argument against citizens baring arms can clearly be seen in this short article. The UN is making suggestions about the Panama firearms regulations that will greatly add to the cost and hassle for law abiding citizens to have a gun and do absolutely nothing to inhibit the criminal from acquiring them. Weapons are a part of society now that they have been invented and nothing can be done to stop people from having them if they want them. To make it difficult for all but the criminally minded is another example of the United Nations feeble effort to police the world.
José Eguren, the resident coordinator of the United Nations in Panama, said that the international body will continue to support all governments in the region in their efforts to control the illicit trafficking of firearms.
UN officials met this week with ministro de Gobierno y Justicia Daniel Delgado to discuss the countries proposed new restrictions on guns.
They made several suggestions to Delgado, including how to better control gun dealers and new ways to track weapons.
Panama’s government is considering a range of changes to current gun laws in response to an increase in violent crimes. These changes would require potential gun owners to meet stricter requirements, among other measures.
Edmundo Sanson, of Parabellum Sport System, has opposed the changes because he said it will make it harder for law-abiding citizens to be able to purchase firearms to protect themselves.
He added that the new laws will force more people to turn to the black market to avoid the high fees that are mandated by the new legislation.
The UN estimates that there are upwards of 500,000 unregistered firearms in Central America, about 30 percent of the total number of such weapons.
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