Venezuela Dictatorship to Arm Brownshirts

Venezuela Dictatorship to Arm Brownshirts
Venezuela Dictatorship to Arm Brownshirts

By Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Venezuela is following a predictable pattern of dictators as they feel threatened. They disarm the general population, while allowing or insuring that their loyalists are armed.

It is a pattern as old as history. The English did it by disarming the Irish, then the Catholics. Responses to the later disarmament brought about the English Bill of Rights, which served as the base for our Second Amendment.

The British did it again in India, after the mutiny/revolt in 1857.

Hitler did it, building on the base that the Weimar Republic built in the late 1920s.  If you were in the SS or SA, you could buy guns. Jews were forced to surrender their weapons.

Only persons of “undoubted reliability” who “demonstrated need” were allowed to obtain “firearms acquisition permits or firearm carry permits”. (page 59, translation, Gateway to Tyranny)

The English gun laws in the 20th century were based on the desire to disarm “unreliable” elements, and give the guns to those in support of the ruling government.

Saddam Hussein gave out guns and gun permits to his supporters.

Venezuela enacted stricter and stricter gun controls over the period of the Chavez/Maduro regime.  Venezuela banned the commercial sale of guns and ammunition in 2012. The murder rate in Venezuela has become one of the highest in the world. Police are routinely murdered for their guns.

But making guns illegal for most of the people is only half of the equation. As Venezuela is falling apart, unable to feed its people or to keep crime under some control, the dictator Maduro has decided to arm those he thinks are loyal.  From foxnews.com:

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he will expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias, providing guns to as many as 400,000 loyalists.

The announcement came as Maduro's opponents are gearing up for what they pledge will be the largest rally yet to press for elections and a host of other demands Wednesday.

The Bolivarian militias, currently at approximately 100,000, were created by the late Hugo Chavez to assist the armed forces in the defense of his revolution from external and domestic attacks.

Speaking to thousands of militia members dressed in beige uniforms gathered in front of the presidential palace, Maduro said that vision remains relevant as Venezuela continues to face “imperialist aggression.”

“A gun for every militiaman!” he cried.

Many have noted a glaring inconsistency. There are only about 100,000 Bolivarian militiamen at present. They do not have arms in the pictures. We are to believe that there are another 300,000 “loyal” Venezuelans that the Madura regime is willing to arm? It seems a bit unlikely. Even strongholds of Chavista are showing scenes of discontent with the regime.

I look forward to seeing pictures of those brown ( or is it tan) shirted militiamen walking around the streets of Caracas, armed.

A brutal dictator who disarms his people, and is willing to keep the blood flowing in the streets and concentration camps, can stay in power.

Leftist dictators have demonstrated the ability to do so, again and again.

But today, everyone has digital cameras. Venezuela has shown that it does not have the ability to control the flow of information with the ruthlessness and effectiveness of North Korea. Venezuela does not have a Walter Durante who is willing to lie about the reality of a Soviet enforced famine to a complicit New York Times. That may make a difference.

As an aside, is the left handed salute a Venezuelan innovation? Do other countries use it?

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About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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    Rock
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    How long till these BROWN SHIRTS come flooding across the Mexican/U.S. border… You KNOW that is where they will be heading.

    Old dog
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    Old dog

    If memory serves me correctly there were a lot of Hitler’s little buddies that headed to South America before, during, and after his reign. Are we seeing the seeds down by the Third Reich?

    Matt in Oklahoma
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    Matt in Oklahoma

    Venezuela is a great example of why you must never give up your arms

    JorgeNorberto Pedace
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    NO SE PUEDE CREER QUE EL EJERCITO VENEZOLANO,PERMITA QUE UN CARNICERO COMO MADURO Y SU ESTRECHO COLABORADOR DIOSDADO CABELLO,ESTÉN MARTIRIZANDO AL NOBLE PUEBLO VENEZOLANO,MATÁNDOLO DE HAMBRE Y ACRIBILLÁNDOLO EN LAS CALLES,Y QUE ESAS FUERZAS MILI TARES PERMITAN EL AVANCE DEL COMUNISMO,DICTADO DESDE CUBA.LA PREGUNTA ES,DONDE ESTÁ EL LEGADO DE HONOR DEL LIBERTADOR SIMÓN BOLIVAR.,CUANDO SE AN IQUILA A SU PUEBLO PARA ACALLARLO.

    Jimbo66
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    I’m sorry Jorge. You usually have a damn good opinion or idea of what’s going on but this time there’s no translation. Thanks for the comment. I’ll try to check back later for a translation. 🙂

    Dave in Fairfax
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    Dave in Fairfax

    This what I got after cleaning up the writing somewhat. Not all of it came through. Sure wish Jorge would do his own translations, since he’s the only one who really knows what he has in mind. YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT THE VENEZUELAN ARMY, ALLOW THAT A BUTCHER HOW MATURE AND ITS NARROW COLLABORATOR GOD DADO CABELLO, ARE PERSECUTED NOBLE VENEZUELAN TOWN, KILLING HIM HUNGER AND STONEWALL IN THE STREETS, AND THAT THESE MILITARY FORCES WILL ALLOW THE ADVANCE OF COMMUNISM, DICTATION FROM CUBA. THE QUESTION IS, WHERE IS THE LEGACY OF HONOR OF THE LIBERATOR SIMÓN BOLÍVAR., WHEN… Read more »

    Colonialgirl
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    Colonialgirl

    YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT THE VENEZUELAN ARMY ALLOWS A BUTCHER AS A MADURO AND HIS NARROW GODDESS CONTRIBUTOR, BEING MARTYRIZING THE NOBLE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE, KILLING HUNGER AND HUGGING IT ON THE STREETS, AND THAT MILITARY FORCES ALLOW THE ADVANCE OF COMMUNISM, DICTATED FROM CUBA.THE QUESTION IS, WHERE IS THE LEGACY OF HONOR OF LIBERATOR SIMON BOLIVAR., WHEN IT IS HIRED TO HIS PEOPLE TO TIGHTEN IT

    Janek
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    Janek

    What American gun manufacturer is filling the contract?

    SuperG
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    SuperG

    Glad that others are seeing this too. I posted a comment several months ago that he’ll have to use violence against his own people to stay in power, and start “black bagging” those leaders who are against him. At some point though, the starving won’t care if they get shot in a protest, as they are going to die anyway. I can’t see this going on much longer before the military stages a coup though.

    Albert
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    Albert

    Where is our ‘leader’ Obama when we need him?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Albert Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Obama) was last seen in Tahiti at a NAMBLA gathering wearing a diaper, and skipping around shouting, “Spank me, spank me! I was bad.”