The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms
Members of the Bolivarian Militia jump to music during their seventh anniversary celebration, in front of the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
The natural right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment was previously reflected in the English Bill of Rights (which also saw it as a preexisting right). That right was written down after Kings and Parliaments disarmed their opposition and raised their own militias to quash political foes.
It looks like Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro is trying to play from that despicable centuries-old playbook, arming up his loyalist militia to put down the citizens his nation has disarmed.
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced plans Monday to expand the number of civilians involved in armed militias as tensions in the crisis-wracked South American nation continued to rise.
Maduro said he hopes to expand the number of civilians involvedpost was originally published on this site