... including Chavez supporters and ALL THE OPOSITION. In fact, this is the ONLY issue, after 13 years, where both sides agree completely.
(sorry, posted as anonymous by mistake. this is not redundant)
It's very easy to have an opinion when you live in a first world country. But when you have experienced the level of violence on the streets (regardless of your support or not for the regime), this measure is like a (small) breath of air.
Our situation is very different than in other countries. In all my life I've seen, while walking on the street, 4 people get killed by gunshots. All of them robberies. How many people can claim to have witnessed that much crime while simply walking on the street? And the first one was when I was 10 years old ... long before Chavez.
Violence runs on the blood of the people here. It's a really sad state of affairs. You can be shot for not letting a car pass, or just looking at the wrong woman on the street.
I'm not saying that this is a perfect solution, or that this will solve all of our problems. This will not solve the deep problems that cause people to kill each other like nothing happened. But for once EVERYONE is at least trying, regardless of political views. And I really hope they succeed.