Ecuador Has a Low Crime Rate But the Conservative Presidential Candidate Wants to Legalize Guns

  • Ecuador Has a Low Crime Rate But the Conservative Presidential Candidate Wants to Legalize Guns

    Posted by on December 23, 2020 at 10:20 AM

    QUITO, Ecuador – Personal gun ownership is at the center of Ecuador’s approaching presidential elections as the official campaign season kicks off ahead of the vote in late February. 

    Personal gun ownership has been proposed as a solution to quell a perceived rise in crime around the country by a center-right political alliance headed by presidential candidate and banker Guillermo Lasso (the alliance is known as CREO-PSC, its Spanish acronym, and is between the Creating Opportunities and Social Christian Party.)

    Several violent robberies have caused widespread fear across Ecuador in recent months. In a case in November, two armed assailants

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