What can armed civilian do against a regime?

This happened in the city of Maturin, on the East side of Venezuela. The National Guard was coming hard and heavy against some protesters when one of them pulled out a pistol, took several shots and apparently hit one of the guardsmen.

They stopped their charge.

Funny how that stuff works.  As Gun Controllers in the 90s used to say “This is a good first step.”

12 Replies to “What can armed civilian do against a regime?”

    1. Most homes and communities south of Mexico have bars on the windows, concrete walls, gates, and razor wire on fences.

      Small theft crime is rarely punished in central and South America. So it’s seen as the home owner’s responsibility to secure their property. It looks unsettling if you have never seen it, but it’s just how things are there. They see it as very strange that you just walk up to people’s front doors or back yards in the USA for example.

  1. Brilliant! Now, whenever I get asked the question:

    What can one person with a semi-auto rifle do against the U.S. military?

    I have an answer:

    Give them second thoughts. Make it unsafe to continue operations.

    That’s what happened in that neighborhood in Venezuela. The National Guard was advancing, because they believed the citizens were disarmed and it was completely safe. The second they were taking fire, they realized that it wasn’t perfectly safe.

    If they were willing to take the risk, they could have easily overwhelmed the single shooter. But that’s not something for which they were prepared. Because they were unprepared for the possibility, the whole squad was effectively psyched out by one man with a pistol.

    Give them second thoughts. Make it unsafe to continue operations.

    Now imagine the calculus in the soldiers’ heads if, instead of one guy in the open with a pistol, they might have to contend with multiple shooters with rifles and pre-established shooting positions behind hard cover. If that was a distinct possibility, would any soldiers be as willing to go out on patrols?

    1. If they start worrying about the “bullet with their name on it” they might be more cautious.

      Of course the ones addressed as “To Whom It May Concern…” are a bit more common and problematic.

      😀

  2. I am a member of private range that specializes in long-range shooting. Because of that, we have a number of exceptional shooters. Ryan Cleckner is a member, and rumor has it that he moved here to be closer to that range. I shot half MOA groups at 100, 200, 300, and 500 this weekend using factory ammo and I was the worst shooter on the line.
    America is a country of riflemen. They have to “fix” that first, which is why you see the universal background checks and permits and let’s limit this and reduce that and oh my no one needs such and such. Look at New Jersey, where they have completely destroyed the gun culture and think about what the gun culture in California will look like in 25 years if nothing changes.
    We are probably safe from socialism to this degree but our grandkids are not.

  3. Here’s hoping the freedom fighters step up from this event. Next time ambush the guardsmen, take their weapons and uniforms. As a matter of act go to their homes and take them. Maduro must be dealt with in the mist severe fashion to demonstrate to his supporters the consequences they face.

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