Gun Bans Allow Government to Dominate It’s Citizens
“Whether you own a gun, or ever will own a gun, or if you’re afraid of guns, you need to understand how important the Second Amendment is.”
The Second Amendment is not about hunting. It’s about keeping people free. It protects citizens against a tyrannical government. Who’d a thunk it?From Breitbart.com:
Venezuelans Lament Gun Ban: Allows Government. to Dominate Them.
Venezuelans from all walks of life lament their nation’s six-year-old gun ban and say the prohibition against being armed allows their government to dominate them.
Fox News reports that the gun ban was passed in 2012, at which time “there were only around eight gun stores in the entire country.” Now, remaining stores that once sold guns are in the business of selling fishing tackle.
The ban was passed under Hugo Chavez and then bolstered with $47 million for enforcement under Nicolas Maduro. The penalty for “illicit carrying or selling a weapon now is 20 years behind bars.”
Javier Vanegas, a Venezuelan English teacher now in Ecuador, said, “Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight. 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.”
Venezuelans didn’t care enough about it. The idea of having the means to protect your home was seen as only needed out in the fields. People never would have believed they needed to defend themselves against the government. Venezuelans evolved to always hope that our government would be non-tyrannical, non-violator of human rights, and would always have a good enough control of criminality.
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