This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace

  • Venezuelans Now Regret Giving Up Their Guns – This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace


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    In 2012, Venezuela’s dictator-for-life President Hugo Chavez had his rubber stamp legislature pass the Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law. The public generally supported it at the time. The law stripped law-abiding Venezuelans of every firearm and round of ammunition they could legally own.


    As the country and its citizens have increasingly benefitted from the wonders of Bolivarian socialism, it appears that the public now regrets their support for total civilian disarmament.

    “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.”

    If only the citizens of Venezuela had the right to keep and bear arms as a check against government tyranny.

    Once again, another nation demonstrates what can and frequently does happen to a disarmed populace. The despotism pushed by the authoritarian ruling class can proceed full force, with no realistic threat of opposition from the people they subjugate.


    As the corruption, theft, graft, and fleecing of the treasury and the people continues. The public now is reduced to literally picking through trash for food as millions flee the country.


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    As history has shown, this isn’t a new story. Maria Gabriela Chavez, the dead thug’s daughter, is the the richest woman in Venezuela. That didn’t happen because of her hard work and investing acumen.


    Also like in other despotic countries, the state is cracking down on anyone it sees as a threat. Teachers, house wives, students, business owners…it doesn’t matter. Speak against the state and it will send its goons after you in the middle of the night to make you disappear.


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    “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.”

    Kopel has that right. This is exactly what my family went through in Cuba.



    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.…s-to-a-disarmed-populace/

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”


    Presbyterian Rev. Gilbert Tennant:

    “He that suffers his life to be taken from him by one who has no authority for that purpose, when he might preserve it by defense, incurs the Guilt of self murder since God has enjoined him to seek the continuance of his life, and Nature itself teaches every creature to defend itself.”

  • No shit? Never saw that coming...

    Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies, The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. — C.S. Lewis

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  • I’m going downstairs to hug my AR, back in a bit.

    Backyard Commandos INC, HMFIC


    I disagree but I respect your right to be stupid.


    Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners.


    It's hard for liberals with mental disorders to think that other people don't also have the same mental disorders. - Danneskjold 2018

  • That's what you said last time.

    Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies, The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. — C.S. Lewis

    :this

  • Yeah I seem to recall hearing that.


    Sideshow Don

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    Great friend

    Yankee

    Liberal

    Etc...

    MNN on 6/18/19

    "chump will assuredly lose 2020 barring an event that cancels the election - he just cant keep his scummy yankee mouth shut"


    MNN on 6/24/19

    Chump is going to tote an ass kicking nov 2020

  • I don’t care for bumostocks but banning them is as unconstitutional as any other gun law they’ve passed to keep law abiding citizens from owning weapons equal to what our government has. After all, that was the whole point of the second, was it not?


    Today bumpstocks, tomorrow echo triggers and I’ll be damned if I’m giving it up.

    Backyard Commandos INC, HMFIC


    I disagree but I respect your right to be stupid.


    Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners.


    It's hard for liberals with mental disorders to think that other people don't also have the same mental disorders. - Danneskjold 2018

  • chump is a left winger who has a cultlike following, if he told the country that the press had to be federally regulated, 4/5 of them would agree - maybe 9/10.

    Amnesty lives - The wall died.


    REMEMBER ALL OF THE VICTIMS OF THE CALIFORNIA TRAGEDY!!!

    Nothing happened - they just live there.

  • My take is that idiots playing machine gun and goading the ATF were the problem. full auto guns are illegal to own without a tax stamp... this is of course unconstitutional but we put up with it. All this shit to get around buying a stamp.


    I am going out on a limb here but I think that MNN got a boner over this.... "finally something I can rant about that Trump is doing wrong"


    I am adding up all the great stuff Trump has done for THE PEOPLE and then weighing that against taking bump stocks away from the children playing dipshit and... well..... I am not quite ready to declare this one a slippery slope.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • Lazs, my friend, he has dragged you further left. I have not mover either right or left one inch, that is why you occasionally refer to me as far right. I am where the majority of middle America really is, sadly many are afraid to say so these days.

    Amnesty lives - The wall died.


    REMEMBER ALL OF THE VICTIMS OF THE CALIFORNIA TRAGEDY!!!

    Nothing happened - they just live there.