"Guns and Ammunition For Food And Medicine" Event In Panama Next Friday
Saturday, June 30 2012 @ 12:44 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
These kinds of programs have been used with varying degrees of success, starting just after the US Just Cause invasion of Panama in the end of 1989. At that time, the military dictatorship of Manuel Antonio Noriega had obtained shiploads of automatic weapons and ammunition - mostly AK-47's - and handed them out to the poorest neighborhoods of Panama with orders to use them against the American soldiers.
Very often it's family members who turn in the illegal weapons - because they know "junior" has a gun stashed under his bed and they want it to go away. The image below shows the results from a similar recent event.
Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.