Gun Control, Venezuela-Style: Citizens Stripped of Guns, Maduro Arms 400,000 ‘Colectivos’

This image says it all.

There are actually three different levels of armed forces in Venezuela;

  1. The official armed forces of the nation
  2. The National Guard, effectively a national police force
  3. The National Bolivarian Militia of Venezuela, popularly known as the “Colectivos”

It’s clearly understood that the Cubans are firmly in control of the official armed forces, but there are others on the ground in Venezuela calling the shots. As reported by VOANews.com, there are an estimated 20,000 Cubanos already in-country and essentially running the show;

Communist-run Cuba has been a key backer of the Venezuelan government since the Bolivarian Revolution that began under former leader Hugo Chavez in 1998.

Maduro retains the backing of Russia and China and control of Venezuelan state institutions, including the security services.

Less than a year ago, the everything political TheHill.com reported that on the heels of the Venezuelan government ordering the confiscation of all firearms by private citizens in 2012, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has seen the murder rate skyrocket; Continue reading “Gun Control, Venezuela-Style: Citizens Stripped of Guns, Maduro Arms 400,000 ‘Colectivos’”

Fifty thousand members of Oklahoma militia ready to stand against federal gov’t

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.” – President James Madison

Claiming membership at roughly 50,000, the unofficial Oklahoma Militia has decided to both figuratively and literally stand with embattled Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in his fight with the federal government, as reported by the NBC affiliate station KFOR-TV of Oklahoma City, OK on April 20, 2014. In an increasingly militarized nation where the federals now see fit to authorize the Bureau of Land Management to maintain their own attack dog unit, as well as such federal departments such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Veterans Affairs have their own (and often heavily armed) police branches, more than a few American citizens are re-discovering the words of the nation’s Founding Fathers regarding the Second Amendment and also tyrannical central governments. 

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