Posts Tagged ‘police’

About Carrying Weapons in Guatemala

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

  • Guatemala is the only Central American country in its Constitution recognizes the rights of possession and carrying of firearms.
  • The estimated total number of guns held by civilians in Guatemala is 1,650,0001
  • The rate of private gun ownership in Guatemala is 13.1 firearms per 100 people
  • The number of registered guns in Guatemala is reported to be 393,996
  • The rate of registered firearms per 100 people in Guatemala is 4.80
  • The defence forces of Guatemala are reported to have 148,770 firearms

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Police Force With More Resources in Guatemala City

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Segways are something new in the streets of Guatemala City.  If you need any kind of help in what is known as Sexta Avenida, PMT (Municipal Traffic Police) Officers now seems better equipped to move along the streets.  I also believe that I have seen  them in zona 13, which are relatively safe places and belong to the upper middle class areas, an interesting fact the most observers shouldn’t pass unnoticed.

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Saturday, May 28th, 2011

One of the first things you will notice when you are visiting Guatemala is the quantity of people that can be found in the streets with guns. Probably the same population doesn’t even notice things like this anymore.

The fact is that society ask for it. The people actually feels safe with armed officers, the more, the better.


Una de las primeras cosas que notará cuando esté de visita en Guatemala es la cantidad de personas que se puede encontrar en las calles con armas de fuego. Probablemente la misma población ya no se da cuenta.

El hecho es que la sociedad lo pide. La gente realmente se siente segura con oficiales armados, cuantos más, mejor.