Venezuelans took to the polls this weekend, voting on a proposal that would create a constitutional assembly likely to grant President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling socialist party virtually
To the point where the U.S. is looking to impose additional sanctions on the South American country today. Like that’s going to stop anything. The sanctions will, in fact, amplify the atmosphere of crisis and chaos which feeds any authoritarian regime.
Anyway, the news reports detailing Venezuela’s descent into chaos and dictatorship singularly fail to mention the run-up to this political debacle. Specifically, the Venezuelan government’s civilian disarmament program, which denied its citizens the right to defend their liberty in extremis.
Correlation doesn’t equal causation. Disarmament doesn’t create murderous dictatorships. But it sure as hell enables it.
Venezuela is proving to be yet another historical example of why all free people must resist gun control in all its forms, lest they lose everything they hold dear, including their very lives. In case you didn’t know.