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Venezuelans Now Regret Letting Government Take Their Guns Away

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The following article, Venezuelans Now Regret Letting Government Take Their Guns Away, was first published on Flag And Cross.

Not long ago, millions of Venezuelans decided to become loved by the left and voted away their right to keep and bear arms. But now that their government has descended into a socialist nightmare where everyone is starving to death, these same people are now regretting their votes to give away their right to self-defense.

It is an object lesson for the folks here in the U.S. who want to travel down the same path as Venezuela; gun-free, socialism and all.

Venezuela implemented its gun ban six years ago before their world took its last steps into the living hell it has become. Now they have no defense against the junta and the socialist criminals controlling their nation.

“Hollywood’s favorite strongman banned arms for citizens. It has not ended well for those starving to death under a socialist dictatorship,” actor James Woods noted on Twitter.

And boy is he right.

As Fox News reported on Friday:

“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.”

Under the direction of then-President Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan National Assembly in 2012 enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law,” with the explicit aim to “disarm all citizens.” The law took effect in 2013, with only minimal pushback from some pro-democracy opposition figures, banned the legal commercial sale of guns and munitions to all – except government entities.

Naturally, Chavez sponsored a “gun buy-back” program before implementing his confiscation. Few Venezuelans were much interested in the government’s cash. So, by the end of the year, Chavez forcefully seized 12,500 guns. But that was just the start

And when Chavez mercifully died, the country’s next president,  Maduro, continued the confiscation policies…

In 2014, with Nicolás Maduro at the helm following Chavez’s death but carrying through his socialist “Chavista” policies, the government invested more than $47 million enforcing the gun ban – which has since included grandiose displays of public weapons demolitions in the town square.

And since then? Well, the government has become despotic and has run roughshod over the Venezuelan people, jailing and shooting them at will. And the people now have no defense to stop Maduro from subjugating them.

“Venezuela shows the deadly peril when citizens are deprived of the means of resisting the depredations of a criminal government,” said David Kopel, a policy analyst, and research director at the Independence Institute and adjunct professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at Denver University. “The Venezuelan rulers – like their Cuban masters – apparently viewed citizen possession of arms as a potential danger to a permanent communist monopoly of power.”

No doubt.

Make no mistake, America. This is what Democrats want to happen here, America. They want the American people disarmed so that there is no resistance to their authoritarian reign. Democrats are fascists at heart but they know that your privately held firearms are the biggest threat to their power. Don’t give away your protection willingly.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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***NOTICE*** TO ANY AND ALL AMERICAN’S … THINKING ABOUT GIVING UP YOUR GUNS. Answer this question? Do you want to be a defenseless Nation? … Well, your corrupt Government hopes you will take the bait. THINK LONG AND HARD WHEN YOU VOTE … It Could Be YOU LAST CHANCE TO VOTE ON ANYTHING.

tom s
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And the liberals/socialists in America are so willing to allow the disarming of America; but of course the same thing wouldn’t happen to us, would it? Sure a lot of stupid people in America that identify with democrat thinking…..

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The undeniable lesson of history that stupid timed people who fear weapons continue to make is when you surrender your only means of defense to another you are at the mercy of that power. Human nature, the law of the jungle, bullies, and weaklings; call it what you will it never ends well for the weaklings. To do the same thing over and over but expect a different result each time is one classic definition of insanity.

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This is why the forefathers implemented the 2nd Amendment for these purposes. Taking away your guns followed by freedom of speech and there on. These liberals think that the world is going to live peace and harmony, no more wars, no genecide and so on. Once that seems to be the way it’s going then that’s when another Hitler ruins their dream as we all seem in many countries of the world.

tom s
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Appears that those “forefathers” were able to see into the future; as they certainly got it right.