The Head of Government’s the Voluntary Disarmament program, Miguel Ángel Mancera, called on women, to take advantage when their partners go to work, destroy any weapons that are in the home..
"Ladies, when the husband goes to work, remove those weapons and we will take care of destroying them.”
“Mothers, you have to take those weapons out of the house, to the grandmothers who have helped us a lot, I’ll never forget a grandmother who said, after taking advantage when she was alone, ‘here I bring you this gift’, and arrived with five long guns.”
Starting today and until next February 1, the Metropolitan Cathedral will be able to accept firearms and cartridges, which will be destroyed by the country's military forces and in return the citizens will receive monetary compensation.
In this program, which was allocated 25 million pesos and will travel the 16 delegations, children are also summoned to deliver their war toys and receive stuffed animals.
Mancera, the chief of the program, received rifles and ammunition from citizens, which he inspected and then gave them the corresponding money.
At the start of this strategy, Mancera took the opportunity to reiterate his call to the Chamber of Deputies to approve the law that places harsher penalties on those who carry firearms.
"This culture of peace we have to spread, we again make a respectful call to the Chamber of Deputies to approve as soon as possible this law that aggravates the penalties for those who illegally carry firearms. Injuries and sometimes cause death for having these type of instruments that carry nothing but a message contrary to what we want to spread, "he said.
Since the beginning of this strategy, the capital's government has already destroyed more than 33,000 firearms.
Editors Note: While this program may be a noble gesture to get weapons off the streets it's being tried in a corrupt system. I believe some of those weapons will be sold back on the black market. If the Mexican Police are involved that is almost certain to happen. THERE IS ONLY ONE THING DIRTIER THAN A MEXICAN COP AND THAT'S MEXICAN WATER.