Why is it illegal to own gold in some countries? Shouldn't it be a human right to own gold?

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In my country (Zambia) its illegal to own/trade gold without special permission from the proper authority.

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  • 2 months ago
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    To answer your second question:

    Being a right is entirely different from being  LEGALLY RECOGNIZED right.

    To answer your first question:

    Banning ownership of anything is usually about control.

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  • 2 months ago

    Every country has the right to determine what "human rights" the citizens of that country have and to pass whatever laws they see fit.

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  • 2 months ago

    In what countries is it illegal to own gold?

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  • Bill
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    2 months ago

    human rights only exist in America and is by the barrel of a gun.

    Gold should be owned by the country as it is the basis for the value of the currency. So if you discover gold , the only palace you can sell it is to the government

    mint

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  • Pat
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, it's not a human right.

    And what countries would that be?

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