So as Hugo Chavez, the Socialist leader of Venezuela, sees his lead in polls cut from thirteen percent to only five percent in only six weeks ahead of the October 7 election for his third term, the civilian ownership of guns is now outlawed. Socialism is such a good idea, that it has to be mandatory and backed by a monopoly of government force.
Hugo Chavez’s government says the ultimate aim is to disarm all
civilians, but his opponents say the police and government may not have
the capacity or the will to enforce the new law.
Criminal violence is set to be a major issue in presidential elections later in the year.
Campaign group The Venezuela Violence Observatory said last
year that violence has risen steadily since Mr Chavez took office in
Do you think that this was a manufactured crisis, just like Fast and Furious? The past decade has seen a consolidation of power by Chavez. Him being declared president for life is just around the corner.
Gun confiscation will be followed by dictatorship.