The Honduran Congress has voted to ban the carrying of weapons in a region beset by land disputes and drug-trafficking violence.
The measure covers Colon province, on the country’s Caribbean coast, and home to some of the country’s most productive farmland.
The new law prohibits the possession of guns in public, but exempts police, soldiers and private guards.
Honduras has the world’s highest murder rate: 86 murders per 100,000 people.
The measure passed by Honduran legislators cancels gun permits and also prohibits transporting weapons in vehicles in Colon.
The area has seen a jump in violence, attributed in part to drug gangs operating there.
Oh yeah I can see drug gangs totally obeying that law and going along to get along! Also nice that they ban guns on FARM LAND! Good for them.
And private security is exempt! Rules for Thee…not for me!