After years of deterioration under Bolivarian socialist rule, it appears that the Venezuelan people have finally had enough. Protests and clashes have broken out in Caracas.
In situations like this, sometimes eternal truths reveal themselves in some of the strangest places. During its coverage of the situation, MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders stated the following:
“You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that’s open to everybody. So if the military have the guns, they have the power and as long as Nicolás Maduro controls the military, he controls the country.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Reminder: the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting.
I noted previously that, as the economy inevitably failed and the government asserted ever more control, Venezuelans came to regret supporting gun control. My Uncle Mario taught me a similar lesson based on what happened to our family in Cuba.
HORRIFIC! Maduro’s regime forces running over protesters in #Venezuela.
Why is the UN Human Rights Council silent? I stand with the Venezuelan people. pic.twitter.com/g2umayoWBi
— Hananya Naftali (@HananyaNaftali) May 1, 2019
A disarmed populace is at the mercy of its government. An armed populace can resist a government that becomes tyrannical.
— Happening Now (@HappeningNow__) May 1, 2019
Remember, the Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights by the Founders to prevent exactly what is happening in Venezuela right now.