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Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

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posted on Dec, 23 2018 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: seagull

That is true. What a difference a couple of generations make and a dangerous difference at that.

I see the Left cozying up to the Far Left in a scary way and seems oblivious to the fact it's the equivalent of the Right cozying up to the Far Right. Selling their souls for a few extra votes. Question is how far will they let it go and will their base rise up to stop it.

It's time for both parties to draw a line in the sand between them and their fringe. Let the fringe go back to hiding in the shadows, whispering to each other behind closed doors and ranting in drunken stupors at the local crying in your beer bar.




posted on May, 22 2019 @ 04:36 PM
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Poster Child for Gun Control

In 2012, the Venezuelan National Assembly -- under Hugo Chavez’s dictatorship -- enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law” in an attempt to “disarm all citizens.” The law explicitly banned the exchange of firearms and ammunition to all with the exception of government entities.

After the ban, gun store owners were restricted to selling fishing supplies. Any type of weaponry (even a slingshot) was prohibited, while airsoft guns and BB ammunition were reserved for military officers and police.


Indeed, rather than creating the egalitarian utopia former President Hugo Chavez once promised, the disempowerment of the population has stratified Venezuelan society into three distinct classes: the government, the well-connected criminals, and the victims.

And the victims are suffering. Defenseless and unable to fight for a better existence, Venezuelans must cope with an epidemic of violent crime, a broken healthcare system, systemic mass incarceration, and a grim economic future.


..and so it continues. The victim class have no way to defend themselves and the criminals still have guns and it appears government support.



posted on May, 22 2019 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

Well, I for one, am just shocked.

Unbelievable that with examples all over the place that it doesn't work...people still profess belief that gun control will work.



posted on May, 22 2019 @ 04:56 PM
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Yes it's even more shocking that socialism leads to a two class society with only the lapdogs of the political party having any kind of middle class existence at all. Never happens, not in the former USSR, not in Cuba and ............
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I don't know how many times history has to prove that socialism is a tool of dictatorial governments before people figure it out. All too soon after adopting it the handouts stop coming and the bread lines form and the enforcers for the party take to the streets to keep the sheep under control.

Millions have fled rather than fight because how could they fight. If only they had weapons to fight back, but they can't even have a BB gun or a slingshot.




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