Monday, January 23, 2006

Mexico to disarm citizens...

...promise of shiny computer if they turn in firearms.

The government of Mexico has initiated a new program that allows citizens to turn in their firearms in exchange for a new computer. The Mexican government hopes to stem the rising tide of crime in Mexico, crime that could potentially spill over into the United States.

"People often have a gun at home, which could perhaps be for self-defense, but sadly it becomes a family tragedy when it is not used properly " said Guadalupe Lopez, a member of the goverment in Alvaro Obregon, a section of Mexico.

Related Article: Yahoo News