Venezuela Took Citizens’ Guns By Force …

by Aaron Colen –
The Blaze –

… now the people are regretful and helpless against oppression

Six years ago, the Venezuelan National Assembly, led by former President Hugo Chavez, enacted a law to disarm all citizens. Thousands of guns were seized by force, and now many citizens look back and regret that they gave up their ability to fight an oppressive regime, according to Fox News.

The “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law” took effect in 2013 with little opposition, banning the commercial sale of guns to all except government entities, and resulting in more than 12,500 guns being seized by authorities.

… “Venezuelans didn’t care enough about it,” said Javier Vanegas, a teacher who was exiled from Venezuela to Ecuador, according to Fox News. …

… 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.” …

… Nearly 200 pro-democracy protesters have been shot and killed by government forces under the country’s socialist dictatorship …

… “It was not about security; it was about a monopoly on violence and social control,” she said. …

https://www.theblaze.com/news/venezuela-took-citizens-guns-by-force-now-the-people-are-regretful-and-helpless-against-oppression

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