The Serbian parliament passed laws last month requiring “strict conditions for owning firearms, including medical and psychiatric checks,” Reuters reported Tuesday. Citizens who have not proven a "genuine reason" to persuade the state to grant them a license have been ordered to turn in their arms to a police amnesty program by June 4 or face up to five years in prison. In addition to over one million registered weapons, it is believed hundreds of thousands of unregistered guns, holdovers from the Yugoslav Wars, have been secreted away by participants and their survivors, who know better than to leave themselves defenseless after having experienced widespread violence and instability firsthand. And government, as usual, in its zeal to control all, has responded to crime by holding everyone accountable, and created unintended consequences where the "cure" can be more deadly than the disease.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Oh, to be a garbage man in Serbia.
Serb order to secure corrupt monopoly of violence creates garbage hazard.