MSNBC: The people in Venezuela have no guns, and so therefore no power

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Anchor Andrea Mitchell introduced Sanders for his report by commenting on the surprising ability of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro to stay in power, despite the pressure on him to step down.

“Not only hanging on but he appears to still control the military,” Sanders said. “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.”

Yes, indeed he does. And it’s not just that gun ownership isn’t open to everybody, it’s that it’s not open at all. The Hugo Chavez regime banned private gun ownership in 2012 after a rapid rise in gun violence, mainly in Caracas. The ostensible reason for the ban was to respond to public outrage over the increased crime, but eventually the regime would have found a way to ban people from possessing firearms, with this very day in mind.



MSNBC: The people in Venezuela have no guns, and so therefore no power
 
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and the people forced Maduro to Cuba only to be stopped by Putin.

Kinda shoots your theory.
Speculation is that Maduro had bagged the cash, packed his bags and was ready to flee when Russians talked him out of it. More street action should dislodge him. What might just move the turd along a bit faster is defections by the army who have the ability to confront and defeat the Russian and Cuban mercenaries protecting Maduro. There are no arms apparent on the street and the army probably will not fire on the demonstrators unless fired upon. Someone needs to give the effort a nudge and i think Maduro will bail fer sure, he's got all the money and there's no need to stick around and wait to be hung up on a lamppost.
 
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Speculation is that Maduro had bagged the cash, packed his bags and was ready to flee when Russians talked him out of it. More street action should dislodge him. What might just move the turd along a bit faster is defections by the army who have the ability to confront and defeat the Russian and Cuban mercenaries protecting Maduro. There are no arms apparent on the street and the army probably will not fire on the demonstrators unless fired upon. Someone needs to give the effort a nudge and i think Maduro will bail fer sure, he's got all the money and there's no need to stick around and wait to be hung up on a lamppost.
He really has little choice, as I see it. If Putin wants him to stay put, he had better stay put. Putin will have no issues of conscience to take him out if he flees and it's not what he wants.
 
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Anchor Andrea Mitchell introduced Sanders for his report by commenting on the surprising ability of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro to stay in power, despite the pressure on him to step down.

“Not only hanging on but he appears to still control the military,” Sanders said. “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.”

Yes, indeed he does. And it’s not just that gun ownership isn’t open to everybody, it’s that it’s not open at all. The Hugo Chavez regime banned private gun ownership in 2012 after a rapid rise in gun violence, mainly in Caracas. The ostensible reason for the ban was to respond to public outrage over the increased crime, but eventually the regime would have found a way to ban people from possessing firearms, with this very day in mind.



MSNBC: The people in Venezuela have no guns, and so therefore no power
An excellent example of the direction America's Democratic party wants to lead us: Socialism and banning guns in order to exert complete control over the population.

 
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An excellent example of the direction America's Democratic party wants to lead us: Socialism and banning guns in order to exert complete control over the population.


Bad Bob needs a Big Gun to be a man. Typical.
 
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When a country bans guns they are saying that the people are happy with their government and want to keep the government the way it is.

This is why i liked potus declaring he would not sign the nato gun bill. It was never in effect but at least he made an effort.
 
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He really has little choice, as I see it. If Putin wants him to stay put, he had better stay put. Putin will have no issues of conscience to take him out if he flees and it's not what he wants.
In the fog of war he might get away with that wouldn't he. IMO no loss either way. If i were Guaido I'd prefer Maduro on a disappearing flight to Cuba with all his criminal generals.