REMINDER: Venezuela Banned Guns Less Than 10 Years Ago
Article from The Daily Caller by Amber Athey.
Venezuela banned private citizens from owning guns seven years ago, leaving firearms solely in the hands of the army and the police. Now, as the country’s opposition attempts to oust the oppressive Maduro regime from power, it is a decision some have come to regret.
Interim President Juan Guaido called for a military uprising, dubbed Operacion Libertad, against socialist dictator Nicholas Maduro on Tuesday. Venezuelans have been protestingfor months against Maduro’s “re-election,” which the United States has declared to be illegitimate in light of Maduro’s jailing of political dissidents and protesters.
As the unrest in the country approached a breaking point, some citizens told Fox News in December that they wished they had guns available to them to fight back against the Maduro regime. A 2012 gun ban made that option all but impossible.
“It was never easy to obtain a handgun permit in Venezuela but at least before 2012 it was possible,” Daniel Di Martino, a Venezuelan expatriate, told The Daily Caller. “Since Venezuelans are unarmed we now depend on a military uprising for our freedom rather than a popular uprising.”
Read the entire article at The Daily Caller.
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In America, our guns and our determination are what keeps us free;
Different than all the duped slaves in the world.
You know if animals were able to shoot guns and had them there would a whole lost less hunters in the woods today?
You know if vegetarians could pull their faces out of the salad bowl long enough to look around they would see we have much bigger problems than someone is eating a hotdog
That’s what happens when you comply with those kinds of illegitimate laws.
“Illegitimate laws” sounds like an oxymoron, but that is exactly what they are!
You are so right.
Just goes to show, that it’s all about control!
No guns….no freedom…..know guns….know freedom
A good indication every thing is going to crap when the guy running the country puts on a fancy military uniform. When they slap on some braid and fancy ribbons it’s all over.
After you LET the government take your firearms…it’s too late to have regrets. It would be an insult to the men on Lexington Green to do anything less than what they did when the British regulars commanded them to, “LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS!” Nobody knows who fired the first shot, but we opened fire on the tyrants…are you tyrants listening?
And so goes the better part of Europe, Australia and to a lesser degree, Canada. Ironic. The founders who gave us our 2nd Amendment were essentially products of Europe! Now HOW could they POSSIBLY have known so darned much??
When the Marxists take our guns (we lazy Americans will let them) we will just get more from across the open border.