Gee, who saw this one coming? A socialist/communist government, a paragons of feel good nice-nice, taking the guns out of the hands of those unruly people? Who would have thunk it?
"Hugo Chavez's government says the ultimate aim is to disarm all civilians" but it is for their protection.
A person looking at the past 100 years and the records of mostly socialist/communist totalitarian governments in murdering their own disarmed citizens just may be a little cynical about the real purpose.
Link to story on BBC News