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Venezuela Bans Private Gun Ownership

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by razorback2003, Jun 1, 2012.

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  1. razorback2003

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  2. armoredman

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    Free armed citizens are anathema to a dictator. Surprised it took this long.
     
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    ^^^ I'm sure our leaders are following this closely ....and drooling!
     
  4. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    The worst part is not even the ban on guns, as grievous as that is. This is probably just a precursor to a lot of things that will be be a lot worse. Chavez is a dictator through and through, and as armoredman said, private gun ownership is terrifying to dictators. I would bet that he has some plans coming down the line that are going to make his citizens wish they had their guns back. It's only gonna get worse from here.
     
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    Chavez must be getting worried for his future.
     
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    Like banning 16-ounce sodas to prevent obesity? Because that's what Mayor Bloomberg is doing here in the Empire State.
     
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    Dictators should fear their subjects with guns, as it will probably be a gun that solves the problem down there. One brave soul, with an accurate rifle...................
     
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    Not suprised that a dictator like Chavez would do it, but it is such a shame that the article that was linked, reads like it was written by Chavez's PR people. I know it is the BBC so I am not suprised, but i am sad. A news report about a dictator removing rights away from people is written in such a positive light.
     
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    Gotta love Chavez.
    He has cancer, and he's taking these 'security measures' in time for 'elections.'
    I foresee either some "brash decisions on Chavez's part"--to put it to UN-level politeness--or, at the best, he's trying to secure a personally favored successor.
     
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    Down here in south Florida there are quite a few ex-pat Venezuelans. None of them have anything good to say about old Hugo... and that's an understatement. I'm surprised he's lasted this long. Until that area has reasonable governments you can expect to see guys like Hugo - wish it were different.... If you begin to succeed down in South or Central America (either in government or the private sector) the first thing you do is start figuring out ways to get some of your assets out of the country in case you have to run. The Miami area is high on that list and has been for the 41 years I've been here.

    To put it mildly gun control (or outright confiscation) isn't the worst thing that can happen to you and your family down there....
     
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    But it sure does help make those "worse" things easier for them.........
     
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    Oh, I think we all know: only criminals. Including the ones who wear uniforms and sit behind big governmental desks.
     
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    Wonder how much the Egyptian and Lybian revolutions influenced this.
     
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    Venezuela is like many Central and South American countries in that just about everything is illegal or controlled by the police/military/government. Add that to the fact that the laws are hardly ever enforced, then only in large cities, and against whomever is out of favor at the moment. Smuggling, drugs, corruption, graft, and violence is endemic. Dictatorships are usually more orderly than Kleptocracies like these.
     
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    First I wonder how many people will turn in their guns. Not a lot I'd guess.
    Hugo is ready to go. Possibly in 3 months.
    It's not him doing this.
    It's his brother and the current ruling party.

    AFS
     
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    Let's not forget that for over half a century, our CIA was responsible for putting many of these dictators in office because we thought that would help us in one manner or another - we are as much to blame for the mess in Central and South America as anyone.............;)
     
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    Perhaps you haven't noticed that this country is the same way.
     
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    ^ Let's keep the conspiracies and offtopic conversations to a minimum.
     
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    Way to go Hugo. I'd be worried if I was Chavez too.
     
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    Chavez in a power grab? Who woulda thunk it???
     
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    Doesn't surprise me in the least. But you will notice that prior to banning private ownership, they had to first control sales of firearms and ammunition via a permit system if not outright registration. I just hope that the military does not have the will to enfoce this new law.
     
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    The article says 18,000 murders last year, my bet is most people will be holding onto their guns. Chavez doesn't have the competence or the manpower to enforce a law like that.
     
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    The problem is that a significant number of people will in fact turn their firearms in. That is what honest people do > obey the law. The same would happen in the US if such a law was passed.
     
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