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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Socialist Venezuelan Leader Steps Up Arming of Supporters After Outlawing, Confiscating Civilian Guns

Maduro plans to arm 400,000 supporters amid protests and unrest

The socialist leader of Venezuela announced in a speech to regime loyalists his plan to arm hundreds of thousands of supporters after a years-long campaign to confiscate civilian-owned guns.

"A gun for every militiaman!" Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said to uniformed militia members outside the presidential palace, Fox News reported on Tuesday. The Bolivarian militias, created by Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez, already number in the hundreds of thousands and are being used to supplement the regime's armed forces. Maduro is boosting the number of armed supporters in hopes of keeping control over the country from what he labels "imperialist aggression."

The arming of Maduro's supporters comes five years after Venezuela's socialist regime outlawed the commercial sale and civilian ownership of firearms. Only the military, police, and groups like security companies can buy guns and only directly from one state-run arms company under the law passed in 2012, according to the BBC. The country recently doubled down on its gun ban through a combination of gun buybacks and confiscations in the summer of 2016.



Anonymous said...

First they disarm the population then they take over. Sound familiar?

Rebel Without a Clue said...

Welcome, Generalissimo Maduro!

Anonymous said...

How's that socialism working for ya?

Anonymous said...

America is next. Thanks to Soros / Schumer / Pelosi / Clinton and the rest of the liberal progressive idiots that is attempting an American take over.

Anonymous said...

It won't take long for the "Militia" to start their black market of guns, then there will be a revolution.

Anonymous said...

Look at the picture of Mossolini hanging by his heels. I see that in Maduro's future.

Anonymous said...

They grabbed this right out of Hillary Clinton's playbook for when she became President!