The discussion about how many weapons each person should be allowed to have started years ago and is on its final stretch in the plenary of the Congress. Pablo Abarca, PUSC, put forth a motion that is winning support of deputies.
Initially, bill 20,509 proposed reducing the number of weapons each Costa Rican can have from three to one. The newest idea to reform the Weapons and Explosives Law is to set the amount to two gun possession permits per person.
It is believed that the majority will vote in favor of this since it is a middle point and especially because it makes an allowance for those on farms to have a third dedicated to agricultural activities, which was one of the objections.
It seems like finally this issue is coming to an end. The wording on the controls has been made clearer as has the permit renewal process. There are more specifics about security companies as well.