Venezuelans Now Regret Gun Ban: ‘Guns Would Have Served as a Vital Pillar’

February 26, 2019Feb 26, 2019

The Venezuela continues to collapse under the weight of another failed socialist state, many now say they regret the gun control bill passed six years ago that stripped citizens of their firearms.

Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro made sure to disarm the population and now is cracking down on the people rising up against his regime.

One Venezuelan teacher, Javier Vanegas, told Fox News guns would have been vital for the people fighting to be free.

“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” the teacher told Fox News.

He added: “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.”

This is exactly why pro-Second Amendment advocates in the U.S. are ringing the alarm bell when it comes to Democrats’ extreme anti-gun proposals.

In 2012, the Venezuelan National Assembly in 2012 enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law” to “disarm all citizens.” Then-President Hugo Chavez was more than happy to make it the law of the land.

The previously mentioned teacher offered what sounds like a warning to other nations considering allowing their citizens to be disarmed by the government.

“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,” Vanegas said.

He continued: “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.”

Having guns as a “show of force” against a tyrannical government would have “made a huge difference,” he argued.

Further, Venezuela’s draconian gun ban didn’t even reduce violence crime.

“The violent crime rate, already high, soared. Almost 28,000 people were murdered in 2015 – with the homicide rate becoming the world’s highest. Compare that, according to – an international firearms prevention and policy research initiative – to just under 10,000 in 2012, and 6,500 thousand in 2001, the year before Chavez came to power,” Fox News reported.

Let Venezuela be an example: Socialism and gun control do not work.

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