Globovision from Venezuela reports that the CICPC Morgue (Cuerpo de Investigaciones Científicas, Penales y Criminalísticas. Venezuelan Federales police) in Caracas, received 84 bodies this past weekend. That brings the number for the month to 447 so far. If I recall correctly, the City of Miami last year ran a total of 86 homicides.
Caracas’ murder rate is 230 per 100,000 inhabitants making it the second most dangerous city in the world and the country of Venezuela is 65 per 100,000. US Murder rate was right under 5 per 100,000 last year.
No wonder the number one problem as stated by Venezuelans is crime. But the Venezuelan Assembly is working on (drum roll please) more gun control! It does not matter that they already have laws so tough that they comply 100% with the Small Arms Survey and the rest of the UN clique: we need more!
This kind of stupidity is palpable and measurable because dead bodies tend to pile up one on top of another. But always remember: Gun control is not about guns, it is about control. Venezuela’s economy has been in the tank for over a decade now, unemployment rates about 50% (real numbers) and freedoms have been pretty much erased. But if you keep people defenseless enough and the crime is high enough, they will remain submissive. And in Venezuela it is working like a charm.