Local July 25, 2022 | 10:27 am

Dominican gun dealers scoff at import ban

Santo Domingo.- In four years, the Ministry of the Interior and Police issued 57 permits to import firearms, although a decree prohibits doing so.

The entity does not know how many weapons have been introduced into the national territory despite the that the law empowers it to establish the maximum and amount that must be imported by each gun shop.

With an unreliable database, as admitted by the deputy minister of weapons, Aníbal Amparo García, the institution establishes that from January 2017 to July of this year, 281,134 firearms have been legally sold and 25,335 have been transferred.

16 years ago, in July 2006, through decree 309-06, President Leonel Fernández ordered “the prohibition of import of all firearms.”

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Paul Tierney
July 25, 2022 3:09 pm

Who obeys the laws or decrees?

The Truth Hurts
July 25, 2022 5:27 pm

Everyone should have the rights to a firearm. I don’t believe one second 280,000+ firearms have been sood legally when they cost 5k-20k.

July 27, 2022 1:22 pm

You have no idea of what you are hoping for. When praying for rain, be prepared for the mud.