MSNBC Mistakenly Makes Case for 2nd Amendment
MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders might not have intended to make the American case for the Second Amendment this week on air, but it’s exactly what he did while discussing the political turmoil in Venezuela. Anchor Andrea Mitchell introduced Sanders, who laid it out in easy-to-understand terms. “You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that’s open to everybody,” Sanders said. “So if the military have the guns, they have the power and as long as Nicolás Maduro controls the military, he controls the country.”
Pavlich: Venezuela Shows Us Why We have 2A
Pro-Gun commentator Katie Pavlich drafted an op-ed for The Hill this week, warning the strife and downward spiral of Venezuela is a stark example of what’s at risk when gun control groups crow about ceding firearms ownership to the government. She pointed to Venezuela’s 2012 law that forced citizens to turn over guns in the name of crime safety. Those same citizens were run over by military vehicles and left defenseless. The Second Amendment was written to protect against a tyrannical government running amok and provides the citizenry a right to self-defense.
It's been seven years since Nicolas Maduro's predecessor, Hugo Chavez, banned outright all private ownership of firearms. Coincidence or not, the Venezuelan government is now exercising tyrannical role over its people.