Caracas .- With the murder of José Ramón Vegas (37) Detective of the Investigation , Scientific, Penal and Criminal Corps, it rises to 112 the number of police and military officers who have died in violent incidents in the Greater Caracas in course of 2015.

(note: the military mentioned in the article refers to the National Guard which in Venezuela is used as nation-wide police force . The equivalent of ICE in the USA.)

Source: The number of policemen killed so far this year stands at 112 – Events

Greater Caracas is the city itself and its immediate towns and suburban areas. The population is estimated to be around 5.3 million and since there is no direct US equivalent, we will use New York City’s Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens since the population in those three borough add up about the same as Greater Caracas.

Now imagine that from January 1st till October 21st, a total of 112 NYPD were murdered in the line of duty, most of them purposely targeted. Mayor De Blasio and Governor Cuomo would have invoked Martial Law, sent the National Guard and probably raze half the city searching for the killers.

Almost three years after the imposition of the most complete and draconian Gun Control laws on this side of the Atlantic (including no sales of new guns to the civilian population), Venezuela now is the second country in the world in murders, with a rate of 82 per 100,000 people or 24,980 murders (Venezuela’s population is 33.2 million, 10% of the US.)

But we are supposed to accept the Gun Control Experiment, failed everywhere else, because the Shannons and Bloombergs and Everitts swear on a stack of corpses that it will work here…because magic.

Somehow I don’t feel comfortable with that lot issuing checks with their mouths that we will end up cashing with our lives.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

8 thoughts on “Venezuela: How’s that Gun Control working out for you?  (LEO Edition)”
  1. But it’s only the criminals that are breaking the laws and killing all those cops. And we all know that criminals make up only a small part of the total population. Now if the criminals would just obey the laws like everybody else there wouldn’t be a problem.

    No, that’s not sarcasm. That’s a pretty-much verbatim quote from one of the gun control folks on a local TV panel discussion last night. Except she’s not for gun control; she just wants to stop “gun violence”. And her only idea of how to do that is to take away all the guns.

    I guess with all the guns gone we will just have hammer and knife and club and automobile violence – which apparently would be OK because it’s not “gun violence”.

    stay safe.

  2. “Guns for ME, not for thee, PEASANTS. Back to your hovels!”
    –the political caste, if they were ever truthful about their feelings.

  3. Going to have to disagree with you.

    DeBlasio would not call martial law, nor would he support having the National Guard in his city. He would instead probably insist the police stop carrying any kind of defensive weapons so they would not put the “citizens” into a threatened position.

  4. “Somehow I don’t feel comfortable with that lot issuing checks with their mouths that we will end up cashing with our lives.”

    “Somehow I don’t feel comfortable with that lot issuing checks with their mouths that we will end up cashing with THEIR lives.” – fixed it for you. If they push us too far, there might just be an ACW2 (American Civil War 2) where these un-American, anti-Constitutional, freedom-haters, pay the ultimate price.

    Sorry, but when someone advocates for the removal of ANY of the BORs, I no longer view them as fellow Americans.

  5. Was talking to an FSO that just came back from a 2 year tour in Caracas, he said it’s the wild west down there… He sent his wife home a week after they got there, and he lived in the compound the whole time.

  6. If Bloomberg and them want to spend all this money then why don’t they spend it on something that will do some good.They should spend it on some mental health care,or security for the schools they have turned into crime zones with their gun free zones.Then maybe hire some honest law enforcement to put a stop to gang violence,you know worth while things.Then leave the law abiding citizens alone,if they would work that hard about removing the illegal guns from the streets maybe they could make a difference.

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