Venezuela Has Gun Control. Look What Happened.

CUCUTA, Venezuela/Colombia border – As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons.

“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.” [Source: Fox News 12/14/18]

Of course. Because gun control and gun bans are not about the protection of innocent people from criminals. Gun control and gun bans are about protection of the government from accountability.

A society without legal ownership of guns is like an employee who is not allowed to quit; or a spouse who is not permitted to ever have a divorce. When you lose your right and ability to fight back, you become a slave.

If you don’t believe me, then ask Venezuelans. “But the U.S. is not Venezuela.” Precisely. Because the U.S. has, for all of its history, had fairly robust legal gun ownership. This is precisely what the Democratic Party wants to do away with.

These words should send chills down every American’s spine: “Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight.”

It’s too late for Venezuela. They have hit bottom. The people in Venezuela gave government total control over the economy, free speech and gun ownership.

Once you hand these things over, you’ve told your masters, “You may do whatever you wish with me.” That’s the utter and total opposite of the American Bill of Rights.

How shameful, masochistic and utterly incomprehensible that perhaps half of Americans stand ready to hand over that Bill of Rights to a government that — once given this power — can fully be expected to destroy the society just as Venezuela’s government did.


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