Socialist Country w/World's Highest Murder Rate Complains Americans Have Right to Bear Arms
And the best part is that the media is reporting it without basic context.
Here's the Los Angeles Times.
"Venezuela’s foreign minister released a similar statement, also warning its citizens to avoid large gatherings where mass shootings might occur."
Here's the full statement from the Venezuelan socialist narcoterrorist dictatorship.
The Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, suggests that Venezuelan citizens and Venezuelan citizens plan to travel to the territory of the United States of America, postpone their travel or, in any case, take precautions during the themselves, given the proliferation of acts of violence and crimes of indiscriminate hatred, expressed last weekend in the towns of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, leaving a balance of 30 people dead and about 53 injured.
These growing acts of violence have found echo and sustenance in the speeches and actions impregnated with racial discrimination and hatred against migrant populations, pronounced and executed from the supremacist elite who hold political power in Washington.
A fundamental factor to consider lies in the inexcusable indiscriminate possession of firearms by the population, also encouraged from the center of the federal government of that country,
Millions of Venezuleans are scrambling to escape the Bolivarian Republic and doctors are taking jobs cleaning floors in Peru. Any Venezuelans who can make it to America will be very thrilled to do so. And they can move to Chicago or Detroit or Baltimore and feel very safe.
Venezuela is expected to become Latin America's most violent country in 2018 after reports show the nation's homicide rate surpassed that of Honduras and El Salvador, according to an organization's report.
"We will clearly become the most violent country in Latin America and the one with the most homicides worldwide," Roberto Briceno, director of the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence said in a report in the El Pais newspaper Friday.
This year, Venezuela has had a rate of 81.4 homicides per 100,000 people, he said.
Yes, that's worldwide.
Chicago's murder rate is 18.6 per 100,000.
In 2018, Venezuela tallied 23,047 violent deaths, 10,422 of which were, without any doubt, homicides, he said.
There were 17,284 murders in the US in 2017.
Venezuela has about a tenth of the population we do. And it's dropping every day.
Venezuela's socialist regime took special care to condemn our Second Amendment right to bear arms. Here's how Venezuela's gun control worked out.
n 2012, the communist-dominated Venezuelan National Assembly enacted the "Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law." The bill’s stated objective was to “disarm all citizens.” The new law prohibited all gun sales, except to government entities. The penalty for illegally selling or carrying a firearm is a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Despite criticismfrom the democratic opposition, the bill went into effect in 2013.
Ostensibly, the motive for gun prohibition was Venezuela’s out of control violent crime. In 2015, Venezuela’s homicide rate was the world’s highest, with 27,875 Venezuelans murdered that year. More broadly, the Bolivarian Republic is the only South American nation with a homicide rate that has steadily risen since 1995. In the year prior to Maduro’s disarmament initiative, the Venezuelan capital of Caracas had a homicide rate of 122 per 100,000 inhabitants, nearly 20 times the global average of 6.2.
Pivotal to the suppression of protesters (and thus to the perpetuation of the Maduro dictatorship) are colectivos (or “collectives”): pro-government citizen gangs that carry out the regime’s rule by violence. Conceived by Hugo Chavez and trained by state security officials (who are in turn trained by the Cuban secret police), the colectivos paramilitaries are government proxies. They prevent the publication of unfavorable news, decide union disputes, and stifle political protests. Similar gangs are operated by Nicaragua’s Cuban-trained communist dictatorship, for similar purposes.
Moreover, the colectivos have impunity to injure and murder protesters. Providing the Maduro regime with a façade of deniability, the colectivos perpetrate the killings for which the Maduro regime wants to avoid public recrimination. Heavily armed, colectivos have even utilized machine guns against protesters.
How could such sophisticated weaponry fall into the hands of private citizens, given the nation’s stringent firearms prohibition? In 2017, the dictatorship announced that it was providing weapons to approximately 400,000 “militiamen.”
In other words, the Maduro regime stripped Venezuelans of their right to self-defense and then transferred the confiscated firearms to its loyal thugs.
On reading that, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders began panting and licking their lips.
No wonder Sanders admires Marxist dictatorships. They represent the Left's horrifying vision for America.