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Ecuador: Legislator proposes reevaluating the carrying of weapons

Defending oneself against the crime plaguing the civilian population could become a reality in Ecuador.

The carrying and possession of firearms are back on the table for debate in the South American country's legislative branch amid a prison crisis and the worst violence rate in the nation.

"Guns for what?" Fidel Castro once said in one of his first speeches upon taking power in Cuba, disarming the civilian population and making sure to quell any attempt of resistance against what later became an oppressive communist regime.

More than half a century later, the single party is still in power . . .

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