MSNBC gives quick, minute-and-a-half lesson on the need for our Second Amendment

MSNBC gives quick, minute-and-a-half lesson on the need for our Second Amendment

Gun Rights

Even a blind pig can find a truffle. On Tuesday, as troops loyal to Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro brutalized opposition demonstrators, MSNBC’s Kerry Sanders explained that part of the reason the Maduro government is still in power, and part of the reason it is so easily able to suppress and oppress Venezuelans, is because the people are unarmed. Sanders’ remarks, which were flagged first by the Washington Free Beacon , came right after MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell introduced him and his reporting on Maduro’s continued refusal to abdicate peacefully to the rightful Venezuelan president, Juan Guaidó. "Not only hanging on but he appears to still control the military," the MSNBC journalist said of his reporting. "You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that’s open to everybody. So if the military have the guns, they have the power and as long as Nicolás Maduro controls the military, he controls the country." And that, dear reader, is why the framers of the United States Constitution were careful to make the right to bear arms the second-most important of the amendments. I just was not expecting to hear it explained so succinctly and so clearly on MSNBC, of all channels. In 2012, private ownership of firearms was banned in Venezuela under the regime of Hugo Chavez. Consequently, the people are defenseless to do anything about Maduro’s violent refusal to give up control. Guaidó, for his part, is leading protests against the current regime and calling for the Venezuelan […]

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