The socialist leader of Venezuela announced in a speech to regime loyalists his plan to arm hundreds of thousands of supporters after a years-long campaign to confiscate civilian-owned guns. “A gun for every militiaman!” Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said to uniformed militia members outside the presidential palace
There was never a confiscation of civilian guns for one simple reason: Civilians do not own the firearms they bought. By law (and it has been like that since the 1930s) all weapons inside the country’s arsenal under the military.
What they have in Venezuela is basically a lease where you pay full retail (sometimes twice) for a government-leased firearm. If you get pulled over and the cop decides to confiscate your weapon for a perceived violation, you are out of luck because that is not your private property but the Government’s.
So, the Venezuelan government after installing the new Disarmament Law went ahead and ordered people to return the weapons unless they complied with the new permitting rules and before a deadline. Of course, the government never quite got around to work out the implementation of the rules, so when the deadline came and went, even the people who were ready to give it a try, had to return the weapons they bought but never owned.
It was all nice and legal and tied with a pretty red bow.
Ready to be shipped after the damned schools in the area are done taking kids in. Only five going out because the sixth winner is either doing some secret government thing or he ticked the wife off bad enough he is in the hospital with broken fingers and jaw and he has not gotten back to me.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks again to Recon Medical for the tourniquets.
I’m sorry to have to tell you all that my brother Kevin O’Brien, host of this blog, passed away peacefully this morning at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston….
…We are planning a celebration of Kevin’s life for all of his friends some time in early to mid-June, here in Seacoast NH. I will have details in a couple of days. All those who knew and loved Kevin, including all Weaponsman readers, are welcome, but we will need an RSVP. Again, I will make details available to those who write to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not restricted to personal friends of Kevin, but space will be limited, and we will not be able to fit everyone. It will be a great opportunity to share memories of Kevin.
I hate to see another Good Gun Man gone Heavenly Downrange (or Beyond the Rim.) May his Family and friends be comforted in the knowledge he was respected by the community.
Note to Gun Culture 2.0: We are not getting any younger and the job is never done. I know some of you out there have the writing chops. Don’t believe that “Blogs are Dead” BS, they said that when I started almost a decade ago and I am still kicking dirt around and will continue till I kick the bucket.
You know I am a city boy who only hunts deals in Amazon. But as Dog Lover I can’t help but smile to see the doggies chase and bring down the vermin coyotes are to farmers. A bit more explanation from where I got the video
Most farmers can attest to the fact that coyotes are a pretty serious problem. Coyotes attacking and killing young cattle costs farmers tons and tons of money each year. Hunting coyotes with greyhounds is a technique hunters have been using for generations, and quite successfully actually. Most of these dogs that are used for this are not full blooded greyhounds, many of these hounds are mixes of wolfhounds, bloodhounds and airedales