Hugo Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro, banned and confiscated all civilian firearms.
And now, as the Maduro regime’s support frays under the complete collapse of the Venezuelan economy, he’s re-arming…
…well, the right Venezuelans:
“A gun for every militiaman!” Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said to uniformed militia members outside the presidential palace, Fox News reported on Tuesday. The Bolivarian militias, created by Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez, already number in the hundreds of thousands and are being used to supplement the regime’s armed forces. Maduro is boosting the number of armed supporters in hopes of keeping control over the country from what he labels “imperialist aggression.”
Yet again – the necessary precursor to dictatorship was the disarming of the law-abiding.
Just a further lesson – there can be no compromise with the tyrants – be they Nicolas Maduro or Michael Bloomberg or Nancy Nord Bence.