The security ministry has called a press conference for this morning to provide statistics that show the possession of firearms since the year 2000 has increased 94.68 percent.
Presumably the statistics reflect only legal firearms.
The ministry in a brief announcement, said that the additional firearms were being held by private citizens and security guards.
The session is supposed to be directed by the minster, Mario Zamora Cordero.. Some suspect that the press conference is a last-minute pitch for President Laura Chinchilla’s strict firearms policy thatches languished in the legislature.
This is the same ministry that has reported a recent decrease in some violent crimes, although no one has mentioned a correlation.