Venezuela cracking down on crime by removing guns
Venezuela cracking down on crime by removing guns
The Venezuelan government publicly destroyed almost 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square as part of the gun-control campaign efforts. The new Interior Minister Nestor Reverol relaunched the event in an attempt to disarm Venezuelans to limit the country’s crime.
Venezuelan authorities have confiscated 17,686 weapons, including revolvers, pistols, rifles, shotguns and homemade arms this year and 406,534 firearms total since the program’s launch, according to Reverol.  
“We are going to bring disarmament and peace,” said Reverol, who was recently promoted by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
The socialist country has the second highest murder rate in the world and its capital Caracas is known as the most dangerous city with 119 murders per 100,000 people. The recession has forced officials to reduce resources, only causing the crime rates to continue to climb. Not to mention, the drop in police salaries has forced many to resort to corrupt practices.
Street gangs have managed to steal or buy weapons from corrupt Venezuelan officers and in the recent years, police and security officials have been targeted for their weapontry. Private gun ownership was made illegal in 2012.  
163 bodyguards, police and military officers were murdered in the first five months of 2016, which is a 14% increase from the same period in 2015. In 80% of the cases, the victim’s weapons were taken.  
With grocery store shelves empty, a dozen eggs costing $150, day-long lines for citizens to get food, unbelievably high crime rates and the inflation rate at 180%– it’s safe to say that the country is a perfect example of why socialism eventually fails. 
Corrupt practices are just the way of life there. With the reopened border with Colombia, Venezuelan officers have even more incentives to engage in illicit activities.  
Reverol was promoted by president Maduro only a few days after the US government accused the him and other high-level officials for accepting bribes from cocaine traffickers.
Last week’s gun-control event wasn’t the last. Reverol announced that another firearm destruction event will be occurring September 21.

Author’s note: Venezuela’s ramp up of this program just shows how desperate the country is to control its population. Socialism has been proven time and time again that it leads to chaos. It’s sad to think that citizens can’t bear arms and protect themselves from the dangerous environment that the Venezuelan government single-handedly created. Imagine not having the right to protect yourself and your family. Luckily, we live in a country with the second amendment.


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Friday, August 26, 2016

Another vast right-wing conspiracy
In 1998, First Lady Hillary Clinton invoked the words "vast right-wing conspiracy" in defense of her husband, President Bill Clinton, amid the sex scandal that would eventually cause his impeachment. It has its own Wikipedia page. Bill Clinton also used the same terms when criticism was leveled at the current occupant of the Oval Office. Now it has been brought out of the political bag of tricks again by Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to deflect the fact that she used her position as Secretary of State to enrich herself in a pay to play scheme. AP and Judicial Watch have used Clinton's own emails to confirm that she and her aids demanded money in return for access to State Department meetings.
Whenever the Clintons come under fire, they roll out the victim card and tell the media that they are the brunt of a "vast right-wing conspiracy." The New York Times posted a video of Clinton responding to the AP/Judicial Watch bribery scheme confirmations by attacking her "opponent" as a racist, submitting to a "remerging racist ideology known as the alt-right." Clinton has avoided public appearances and media contact during this truth storm revealing her ongoing corruption and disregard for national security. When she finally came out of hiding, she employed this long-standing Clinton strategy-- answer allegations with smears and conspiracy theory, while claiming her opponent is smearing her.
When Clinton and the Democratic Party operatives smear their opponent with racist and bigot allegations, they really mean that anyone who votes for him is also a racist and a bigot. Nobody wants to be considered a racist or a bigot or part of some outrageous vast right-wing conspiracy or the alt right wing, whatever that is. So the Clintons are trying to shame you into voting for her or not voting at all because while she may be the most corrupt candidate in recent memory, at least those who vote for her are not part of a vast right-wing, alt right, racist, bigot conspiracy. Nevertheless, that's how the left views Christians who are pro-life and believe in the right to bear arms. They have repeatedly said it.
The Clintons are expert at insinuation and painting a smear picture of their opponents. They are artful at making people lose their nerve to vote over fear of being labeled something unacceptable to society. While claiming they are the victims of smear (which in reality is factual evidence of their wrong-doing), they smear others and label them so the non-thinking people will shy away. This is their tried and true campaign strategy. Don't take the bait. Ephesians 5:6,7, says, "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not you therefore partakers with them." On election day, we should hit the "alt-control-delete" button on the Clinton campaign against America, and not allow her to paint Christian Americans as "alt-right."

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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