Not too long ago, Venezuela stripped law-abiding citizens of their guns and instead armed the socialist regime. We wrote about it here. We also predicted it was going to be more deadly than sitting next to Chris Christie after a meal from Taco Bell. Well, we were right.
Behold, Venezuela’s gun control “success:”
Since April 2017, at least 163 pro-democracy protesters in Venezuela have been murdered by the Maduro dictatorship. Venezuela serves as an example of how gun prohibition can sometimes encourage gun crime.
Here’s some context for you. Venezuela’s “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law” went into effect in 2013. As The Hill points out, it faced quite a bit of democratic opposition. That didn’t stop it though, because communism. Dictators eat opposition for breakfast. They wake to the soft chirping of firing squads crushing protesters. Music to their ears.
Venezuela’s gun bill passed in 2013. As we mentioned above, once civilians were gunless, the government armed their buddies in the socialist regime. Now we’re here.
In 2015, Venezuela’s homicide rate was the world’s highest, with 27,875 Venezuelans murdered that year.
One effect of gun prohibition has been the increase of lethal violence against law enforcement. Venezuelan law enforcement are targeted specifically for their firearms with 252 officers being killed in 2015.
As has been typical of tyrannies since the dawn of time, arms prohibition has aided in the suppression of dissent. Indeed, the Venezuelan Violent Observatory has reported a notable increase in state violence; lethal extrajudicial force is frequently used against criminals and against political dissidents.
To put this in perspective, the Venezuelan capital’s homicide rate is 122 per 100,000 inhabitants (according to The Hill). The rest of the globe’s average homicide rate? 6. America’s average: 4.
So you could say Venezuela has a bit of a gun problem. More specifically, a society which loves using guns to kill the heck out of each other problem. The part worth noting is how gun control not only failed to fix the murdery problem but made it worse. Now citizens are defenseless against predators. Of which the country has many (see Thanks Gun Control! Helpless Venezuelan SHOT by Socialist Militia).
These are scenarios the left and their Parkland child minions might want to familiarize themselves with. Considering their flaming crush on gun control.
Venezuela is an amalgamation of all things leftism: socialism, gun control, government parenting. Heed this lesson, America.