Sunday, June 2, 2013
Police State Jordan: Confiscation of "Automatic Weapons", Carry restrictions, "Gun-Free Zone" Clampdown By Interior Ministry
AMMAN: The Jordanian government is drafting a new law on firearms and ammunition that further restricts the acquisition of automatic weapons, a government spokesman has said...Spokesman Mohammed Momani said the government will move to have the bill enacted by parliament as soon as possible...owners of automatic arms of any kind must hand over their weapons to police in return for “fair compensation,” according to Momani. Violators risk punitive measures if they fail to report to the nearest police station. Police said those involved in the violence were found carrying over 60 firearms, the majority of which were automatic weapons...law is meant to limit citizens from carrying weapons of all types, with exceptions made for security and military personnel...also includes a ban on weapons being carried during official or public celebrations, including protests, weddings and funerals...this law will apply to any gathering of 10 or more people. After a recommendation from the interior minister, the council of minister will have the power of law to designate certain areas of the country as “arms-free zones,”...
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