Last year in Venezuela, the government banned private gun ownership — and over 21,000 people were murdered. But acting President Nicolás Maduro doesn’t think self-defense should be a priority for citizens. At a rally yesterday, he called on Venezuelans to surrender their weapons, insisting that only police and the military should possess firearms.

No doubt this will end well:

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Though we clearly haven’t reached this point ourselves, thankfully, Maduro’s words should have a familiar ring.

As blogger Jorge Bonilla notes:

Maduro’s unvarnished call for disarmament mirrors our own progressive gun-grabbers right here in the good ‘ole U.S. of A, and should deliver a shocking wake-up call to anyone with even the slightest vested interest in defending their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  Maduro doesn’t even bother with hunting and self-defense non-sequiturs, or try to make goofy recommendations á la Shotgun Joe; he goes right to “give me the guns” mode.

Government gun grabbers put the public in more danger, not less.

A populace unable to defend itself from government tyranny … somewhere, Hugo Chavez is smiling.

  • garygramscom

    How do you say “molon labe” in Venezuelan?

    • SineWaveII

      You mean Spanish?

      • Bgoulette

        He means Austrian. 😉

      • $35072932

        Translate that over to Austrian so the Dear Liar can understand it.

        • Orlando Cee

          Which liar–there are so many! If you mean the one in the WH, maybe we should say it in Kenyan, because whatever we say in English is ignored!

    • TomJB

      Sorry, I don’t speak Mexican, can’t help on this one

  • RichardBlaine

    Good idea. Let’s all disarm. You first!

    • LightSabre

      Yes, give me your guns; I promise to take them to the government. Uh huh.

  • Spatial Awareness

    Don’t Do It.

  • RightThinking1

    Yeah, well Maduro & Co. have also postponed the election beyond the constitutionally mandated date.

    Lefties everywhere are cheered to find that a REAL totalitarian regime simply
    ignores the constitution. Even more heartened that Maduro has called
    upon the citizens to disarm themselves, because, you know, that makes
    ignoring the constitution even easier.

  • Rich

    Any sucker that falls for that line gets what he/she deserves.

    • SineWaveII

      Old Benny Franklin said it best.

  • webnetcity

    How do you say “come and take it” in spanish?

    • Clayton Grant

      You say “Gonzales, Tejas”

    • Evil Otto

      The same way you say it in English, and in every language for thousands of years… in the ancient Greek manner.

      Molon labe.

  • Clayton Grant

    Anyone who seeks to deprive any American of their rights under any Article of the Constitution should look at the attached image – A reminder of the Battle of Gonzales during the Texas Revolution.

  • $35072932

    Wait a minute! Are you telling us that banning guns doesn’t make people safer?

  • b_truit

    I’ll turn over my firearms, I’ll just give them the bullets first..

  • TocksNedlog

    Gotta love those labor camps. Full employment!