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Old April 27th, 2017, 07:20 PM   #1
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Why We Have a 2nd Amendment: Venezuela Arms Loyalists to Eradicate Unarmed Resistance

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After talks of peace between pro-government loyalists and opposition groups broke down in December, Venezuela has descended into chaos. Food and medicine shortages, a collapse of their currency, and an encroaching police state by a failing regime have caused a state of turmoil that seems impossible to quell. However, Venezuelan President NicolŠs Maduro may have just found his answer — slaughter the resistance.

Over the past few weeks, millions of Venezuelans have taken to the streets in a mega-protest against, what they call, the Maduro dictatorship. These protestors have been met with heavy backlash from Maduro. Earlier this month, Maduro used helicopters to drop tear gas on protesters, and clashes with police have left dozens dead.

Because the protesters outnumber the police, Maduro has come up with a unique way to battle his problem with dissent — kill them. Last week, Maduro announced that he will be arming as many as 400,000 civilians loyal to the regime.

What will be particularly effective about Maduro’s plan to arm his loyal citizens is the fact that the other citizens have all been disarmed.

In 2012, using the guise of civilian violence and the government’s promise to keep its citizens safe, Venezuela banned the private ownership of guns. All law abiding citizens quickly followed the rules and turned in their weapons. However, as was predicted, the criminals did not turn in their guns and the homicide rate spiked following the ban.

Venezuela’s homicide rate went from 73 per 100,000 people in 2012 to 82 per 100,000 people in 2015.

Now, it is only the criminals and the government who have guns. The law abiding citizens who want to ouster their would-be dictator are now fish in a bucket to the tyrants. And, when there are 400,000 more gun barrels pointing at them from the recently armed loyalists, you can rest assured that their demise — or, at the very least, their silence — is almost guaranteed.

To those who study the evolution of socialist dictatorships, this scenario is all too familiar. A tyrant takes over by duping the citizens into thinking they can provide everything for free. When the tyrant is unable to fulfill those promises and has squandered the nation’s resources, the people become angry — but not before they are disarmed.

When the unarmed people rise up, they demand the tyrant leave. Now, however, the socialist tyrant can easily refuse as he’s the only one with guns.


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Old April 27th, 2017, 07:30 PM   #2
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Singaporeans freak out when I show them pictures of my firearm collection back in the states. The Singaporean government has definitely had its darker days in human rights. I am sure lack of right to possess firearms was a big part of it. Actually, if you look around the world, often times not allowing citizens to own firearms can be traced back to when they were colonies of various European governments. Disarm the colonials in case they want to self rule again, or something like that.
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Singaporeans freak out when I show them pictures of my firearm collection back in the states. The Singaporean government has definitely had its darker days in human rights. I am sure lack of right to possess firearms was a big part of it. Actually, if you look around the world, often times not allowing citizens to own firearms can be traced back to when they were colonies of various European governments. Disarm the colonials in case they want to self rule again, or something like that.
in australia, up until about the second world war, gun ownership and knowledge of how to use a gun was close to universal. there was a gun on nearly every mantlepiece, most people had gone shooting a few times, guns were everywhere. over time, it became less and less prevalent, people urbanised, guns because unneccessary and socially unpopular, and uncommon. only then, when society had already got rid of guns, did gun laws get introduced. the laws followed the social norms.

but even with gun laws among the tightest on the planet, there are 10% of the population who still have guns, and the number of guns in private hands measures in the millions.
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Old April 27th, 2017, 09:21 PM   #4
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chavez was insanely popular with the poor and working class. chavez ruined the economy, and the poor and working class were particularly hard hit. maduro is continuing with chavezs ideology, which is failing. but the poor and working class continue to support him.

i think some americans will agree; the electorate doesnt always get it right.
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Venezuela did not go far enough. Maybe Maduro can accomplish what needs to be done. By arming his loyalists he can begin a great purge like the great leader Joseph Stalin did. Then seize all wealth and possessions and begin to redistribute to each according to their need. Eventually leading to a perfect communist society. Chavez problem was he kept dancing with the fascist, capitalist scum.
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