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Friday, June 21, 2013

Possible Revisions to the Arms & Explosives (Gun) Law Discussion • Futuro de la Ley de Armas y Explosivos in Costa Rica

Martes•Tuesday -  JUNIO•June 25th  -   6-8pm

RoundTable discussion including Alvaro Ramos, Juan Sepulveda and Frederico
Malavassi. The moderator will be Oscar Alvarez, president of ANFE.

In a Legislative Assembly committee today discussed an important project that would vary the Arms and Explosives Act, which governs us to date. ANFE considers the proposed variance could materially affect the rights of citizens to bear arms. Also that could threaten the law-abiding citizens to criminals 'illegally' well armed.

It also would leave citizens defenseless against criminal acts, people unable to defend themselves adequately and to be clear that there will be a cop on par with each citizen, when it violates a crime against him.

For reasons how are you, among others, is that ANFE has decided to conduct a roundtable discussion on these aspects that may contain the proposed amendment to the current law of arms and explosives.

The exponents in such activity will be Álvaro Ramos, former Minister of Security, Juan Sepulveda, Weapons Management Instructor (retired) and Federico Malavassi, lawyer and former deputy. The moderator will serve Mr. Oscar Alvarez, president of ANFE. There will be ample room for audience participation.

The audience will be able to also participate.

Judging from the participants, I would estimate that the trend would be in opposition to the proposed changes. Obviously, the discussion will be in Spanish, but even if your Spanish is not fluent enough (yet?) your presence would encourage and enhance the activity.

En una comisión de la Asamblea Legislativa actualmente se analiza un importante proyecto que variaría la Ley de Armas y Explosivos, la cual nos rige a la fecha. ANFE considera que la variación propuesta podría afectar sensiblemente los derechos de la ciudadanía para portar armas. También que podría poner en peligro a los ciudadanos obedientes de las leyes ante delincuentes “ilegalmente” bien armados.

Asimismo, que dejaría en indefensión a la ciudadanía ante actos criminales, al no poder las personas defenderse adecuadamente y al ser evidente el hecho de que no habrá un policía a la par de cada ciudadano, cuando se atente un delito en su contra.

Por razones como estas, entre otras, es que ANFE ha decidido llevar a cabo una mesa redonda para analizar estos aspectos que podría contener la propuesta de reforma a la actual ley de armas y explosivos.

Los exponentes en dicha actividad serán los señores Álvaro Ramos, exministro de Seguridad, Juan Sepúlveda, Instructor de Manejo de Armas (retirado) y Federico Malavassi, Abogado y exdiputado. Como moderador fungirá el señor Óscar Álvarez, presidente de ANFE. Habrá amplio espacio para la participación de los asistentes.

Barrio Francisco Peralta  -  Offices of ANFE - 200 meters West of the Casa Italia, north side of the Sacred Heart Church

Las instalaciones de ANFE se encuentran ubicadas 200 metros al oeste de la Casa Italia, Barrio Francisco Peralta, costado norte de la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.


2-253-4460  •  2-224-7350  •  8-996-6569  •  3-577-1000  •  info@anfe.cr

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