Colombia Bogotá Bans Weapons

By Geraldine Cook
April 01, 2012

Bogotá’s Mayor Gustavo Petro, center, alongside Army General Gabriel Pinilla, left, and Police Colonel Hermilson Orozco, announces the implementation of a three-month trial ban on
carrying weapons in public in Colombia’s capital. The ban started on February 1 and ran
through May 1, 2012, to determine if homicides were reduced in the capital.