Monday, February 1, 2010

If it works in Cuba

One of the provisions in the NRA/Iowa Carry bill at the statehouse, is mandatory (presumably NRA instructed) training.

But I just read this today:
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba has declared a two-month amnesty for citizens to register unlicensed guns, and says those passing aptitude and psychological tests will be allowed to keep their weapons.

Cuba Gives Its Citizens 2 Months To Register Guns
So once the aptitude tests are in (state mandated instruction), the next step would be the psych tests.

I can't wait.


Crotalus said...

I thought Cuba had a total ban on civilian gun ownership, so this is rather a surprise--although they're as close to an outright ban as they can get.

strandediniowa said...

I thought this was odd, too.

This sounds like an amnesty, although I would not trust anyone to keep their word if I were in their shoes.

I think this is telling: "But later authorities used a list of those who had sought licenses to go door-to-door and encourage them to turn over their firearms - even antiques considered family heirlooms."

One reason I don't think much of licensing of any kind. I also presume their "encouragement" was performed with a gun pointed at the owner.