Venezuela Arms Pro-Regime Militia after Disarming Civilians

Apr 20, 2017

Following the pattern of all communist dictatorships Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s increasingly unpopular leader, has banned regular civilians from owning weapons. As Maduro’s popularity plummets with massive inflation, price controls, and food shortages, he fears a counter revolution that could even overwhelm his loyal military. The socialist leader of Venezuela announced in a speech to regime loyalists his plan to arm hundreds of thousands of supporters after a years-long campaign to confiscate civilian-owned guns. The Free Beacon reported that Maduro will start to arm hundreds of thousands of Marxist militiamen in order to preserve his regime.

"A gun for every militiaman!" Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said to uniformed militia members outside the presidential palace, the Bolivarian militias, created by Maduro's predecessor Hugo Chavez, already number in the hundreds of thousands and are being used to supplement the regime's armed forces. Maduro is boosting the number of armed supporters in hopes of keeping control over the country from what he labels "imperialist aggression."