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    http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/CB-Cu...2/01/id/348624

    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. <yeah right, no one will "pass" this "test">

    The move is unusual in a state where almost no one except some active military personnel and plain-clothed state security agents are allowed to possess weapons.
    Even most police officers are required to leave their pistols at the station or in a regional barracks when on vacation or leave, and young men participating in mandatory military service are given unloaded firearms for most exercises.

    Starting Feb. 12, Cubans will have the "exceptional and one-time only" chance to register their guns with police, and will be allowed to keep them provided they are over 18 and have passed the proper tests administered at police stations.

    There was no explanation for why the drive to legalize unlicensed weapons is coming now, though the state-run news agency Prensa Latina said the move grew out of a November 2008 law regulating possession of guns and ammunition.

    According to a weekend bulletin carried by state news media, gun owners must "maintain conduct consistent with the appropriate norms of social behavior, meet security and protection conditions for the firearms and pay established taxes."
    Cubans were encouraged to register any weapons they owned in the years after Fidel Castro and his band of rebels toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959. 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.

    While Cuba is among the safest countries in the hemisphere, it is not unusual to find firearms in Cuban homes, though most are weapons improvised from household materials or guns that were smuggled into the country and bought on the black market.
    The call to register arms is for Cubans civilians, and the bulletin stated that "security and protection agents, detectives and bodyguards will be summoned by the Ministry of the Interior" for an independent licensing process.


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    Seems fairly obvious to me that those that don't pass the test will have their guns confiscated and maybe worse.

    Cuba is one of the "safest countries" in the western hemisphere if you discount the threat from the government maybe, and they keep the statistics. It's the fox and the hen house story all over again.

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    RockyMtnScotsman wrote:
    http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/CB-Cu...2/01/id/348624

    ... While Cuba is among the safest countries in the hemisphere ...
    I don't believe this for a second. Remember who is collecting, keeping, and publishing the relevant statistics on which this assertion is based.

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    Here's my take on this...

    The international banking cartels are focusing on ransacking the few remaining capitalist countries in the world, and aren't making a lot of loans to Communist nations anymore. Since the fall of the USSR, their aide (in the form of money, military support, fuel, and agricultural supplies) has dried up and Russia isn't stepping up to fill the void. The European and Canadian investers that were allowed into Cuba aren't throwing much money there anymore either, because they have their own issues.

    The Castro dynasty is nearing it's end. The tourism industry is nearly dead in Cuba, due to the lack of infrastructure and the massive decline in international air travel these days. The only other industry in Cuba worth any note is agriculture (tobacco and sugar cane) ad those are both in trouble due to anti-smoking laws worldwide, and th egrowing use of GMO corn for making high fructose corn sugar as a substitute for cane sugar, plus they can't even get fertilizer or diesel for their tractors.

    The Cuban government sees the writing on the wall. They know that once the global banking cartels finish raping and pillaging the "free world", they will begin their "final campaign" to wipe out all the third world nations and return them to total serfdom. The boys in Havana know that their people are strong willed, nearly at the end of their rope, and perfectly willing and able to pull off a "new revolution", and they don't want to take any chances.

    So they're going to use this ruse to completely disarm the populace, so when the people have finally had enough, they can't rebel. I see this grab for guns in Cuba as the last desperate act of a regime who knows it's day's are numbered.

    It's sad, really.

    Pray for our brothers and sisters in Cuba. They've had to live under a repressive regime for nearly half a century. Hopefully, they wil take back their nation soon, before the "blue-helmets" roll in and just start eradicating everyone...
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    Dreamer wrote:
    Here's my take on this...

    The international banking cartels are focusing on ransacking the few remaining capitalist countries in the world, and aren't making a lot of loans to Communist nations anymore. Since the fall of the USSR, their aide (in the form of money, military support, fuel, and agricultural supplies) has dried up and Russia isn't stepping up to fill the void. The European and Canadian investers that were allowed into Cuba aren't throwing much money there anymore either, because they have their own issues.

    The Castro dynasty is nearing it's end. The tourism industry is nearly dead in Cuba, due to the lack of infrastructure and the massive decline in international air travel these days. The only other industry in Cuba worth any note is agriculture (tobacco and sugar cane) ad those are both in trouble due to anti-smoking laws worldwide, and th egrowing use of GMO corn for making high fructose corn sugar as a substitute for cane sugar, plus they can't even get fertilizer or diesel for their tractors.

    The Cuban government sees the writing on the wall. They know that once the global banking cartels finish raping and pillaging the "free world", they will begin their "final campaign" to wipe out all the third world nations and return them to total serfdom. The boys in Havana know that their people are strong willed, nearly at the end of their rope, and perfectly willing and able to pull off a "new revolution", and they don't want to take any chances.

    So they're going to use this ruse to completely disarm the populace, so when the people have finally had enough, they can't rebel. I see this grab for guns in Cuba as the last desperate act of a regime who knows it's day's are numbered.

    It's sad, really.

    Pray for our brothers and sisters in Cuba. They've had to live under a repressive regime for nearly half a century. Hopefully, they wil take back their nation soon, before the "blue-helmets" roll in and just start eradicating everyone...
    Fits the overly simplistic comparison of the difference between a socialist government and a communist government. That difference being that socialist government doesn't have ALL of the guns...........................................yet .

    The Cuban powers-that-be are just trying to perfect their chosen form.

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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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