If you want proof that dictators and tyrants aren’t anti-gun, look no further than Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro recently announced that he will provide firearms to as many as 400,000 loyalists in effort to boost the number of civilians in armed militias:
Fox News reported Maduro’s announcement came as opponents are readying themselves for a Wednesday rally in which they will push for elections and other demands.
The Bolivarian militias were created by former President Hugo Chavez and now are estimated to be comprised of 100,000 people. Chavez built up the militias to augment Venezuelan armed forces in defense of foreign and domestic opponents.
Maduro spoke from the presidential palace to thousands of militia men in uniform, urging the crowd to fight in defense of his regime.
“A gun for every militiaman!” Maduro yelled.
You see, dictators use guns to keep the people in check. In America, the people use guns to keep the government in check — and therefore prevent a dictatorship. It’s right there in the Bill of Rights:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Meanwhile in Venezuela, Maduro has ordered his security forces to use tear gas against protesters and has done nothing to stop armed supporters from attacking civilians at anti-government demonstrations. Six people have been killed so far.
Thank goodness for the Second Amendment.