Transcript at Legal Insurrection (hat tip RF),
I emigrated from Venezuela—one of the most dangerous countries in the world today. A few years ago, the government came for our guns. We were told we would be safer without them.
Of course, the politicians, the rich and famous, their bodyguards and criminals—they still have their guns. Everyone else lives in fear. Mothers and fathers are powerless to defend their families.
But the drug cartels and gangs—the colectivos—still have all the guns they want. And 90 percent of murders are never solved.
The biggest mistake Venezuelans made was believing that this could never happen. Today, they would do anything for the Second Amendment freedom that we enjoy as Americans. Never ever take it for granted.
I am the National Rifle Association of America. And I am Freedom’s Safest Place.
I linked to this last year (emphasis added), Murdered for their guns, Venezuela’s police are now victims of crime. A gang culture of impunity and stricter gun control has led to off-duty police officers being killed for their weapons, motorbikes and even mobile phones, from The Guardian.