Sign in a Venezuelan store:”Closed due to lack of safety. Father and Son shot.
Hugo Chavez’s paradise is mentioned in the Global Burden of Armed Violence as the fourth most violent country in the world. It is also mentioned as the only country that fulfill all the requirements they recommend to reduce gun violence. These are requirements that would make Schummer, Feinstein, Brady, Ladd and the rest leap for joy and announce to the world that social peace was now at hand. But somehow the total contradiction is lost in them.
Civilians are pretty much screwed in Venezuela. Police is heavily corrupt and useless and that is when they are not themselves participating in crimes. Forget about trying to get a gun for self defense unless you are part of “The Project” (euphemism for The Chavez Revolution) or grease enough skids to obtain your permit and gun. And be ready to shell some more (lots) of dough if you actually have to defend yourself since it might be illegal to do so.
Of course, criminals have no problem obtaining guns. Hell, they even get all artistically creative with their guns and ammo when they are in love!