Exiled Venezuelan Dissident: ‘Guns Would Have Served As A Vital Pillar To Remaining A Free People’

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On Saturday, Fox News published a lengthy piece by reporter Hollie McKay that offers a compelling case for gun rights that includes the insights of an exiled Venezuelan dissident forced to watch as his fellow citizens are crushed by the increasingly tyrannical and brutal socialist government .

In 2013, the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law,” a gun control bill passed a year earlier by Hugo Chavez’s socialist regime, systematically wiped out gun ownership rights in Venezuela. Five years later, the people have no recourse against an out of control government.

Javier Vanegas, a 28-year-old English teacher who now lives in exile in Ecuador, told Fox News that what was initially promoted as an attempt to reduce crime and protect the people was, in reality, a “declaration of war against an unarmed population.”

“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” said Vanegas. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.” – READ MORE

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