Columbia: Former rebel, now mayor, vows to ban weapons in Bogota

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January 2, 2012
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"A former leftist guerrilla has started his term as the mayor of Colombia's capital with a pledge to ban carrying weapons on the city's streets. 'More important than prohibiting people from drinking or dancing at night, or stores from opening, is prohibiting the instruments that allow people to kill other people. And of these instruments, in first place are firearms, which the law allows based on norms that I do not share, because we told Colombia in '89 that we put down our weapons,' Gustavo Petro said at his inauguration in Bogota Sunday." (01/02/12)  

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