The Cabinet calls for ban on carrying arms in cities [Archives:2005/854/Local News]

June 27 2005

Yasser Mohammed Al-Mayyasi
The Parliament had banned the carrying of arms in the Capital and other major cities, in accordance with the law of carrying and trading in arms.

The parliament has asked the security authorities and the Attorney to take serious measures in carrying out the ban on arms in the cities.

Observers think that the execution of the ban on arms in the capital Sana'a and other major cities needs courage and a firm decision from decision makers in the government.

It is noticed that the arms situation has become a matter of concern in Yemeni cities, since it became a threat to people's security. Cities became a battle field for the vengeance between tribes.

Observers also attribute many problems to the armed guards of the executives who often escalate small problems.

Many also wonder why the weapon markets are still continuing. Some are quite near Sana'a. All kinds of weapons are sold to people in these markets.