In the Gun-free, Socialist Paradise of Venezuela, Murder is on the Rise

The Left used to love Venezuela, and Bernie Sanders wanted the US to be more like that country. In the wake of a gun ban, Venezuela sees rising homicide rate

In 2012, the communist-dominated Venezuelan National Assembly enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law.” The bill’s stated objective was to “disarm all citizens.” The new law prohibited all gun sales, except to government entities. The penalty for illegally selling or carrying a firearm is a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Despite criticism from the democratic opposition, the bill went into effect in 2013.

Made it easy for the dictatorship to remain in control.

The stats show that they always had more murders than we did per capita, but since the gun ban went into effect the rate has gone up substantially.

More importantly, the national homicide rate rose from 73 per 100,000 in 2012 to 90 per 100,000 in 2015. The real figures are likely higher as the Maduro regime is well known for purposely undercounting crime.

How can that be?

And, predictably, since they have a monopoly on firearms, they use said firearms to attack protestors.

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In Defenseless-victim Zones, Burglars Don’t Worry About “Occupied Dwellings”

Because the residents pose no threat. CWB Chicago: Boystown: Brazen Burglars Bust Into Two Occupied Apartments On Halsted Street

And while Chicago is no longer a defenseless-victim-zone by way of the law, most residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown are disarmed because they are too liberal to believe in guns.

100-year-old Technology is NOT the Problem

Oleg Volk wants you to know… Technology isn’t the devil.

Until 1994, any teen in America could buy a 30-round magazine, in person or by mail. From 1957 to 1968, they could buy an AR15 to go with it, mail order if they so wished. After 1968, they would have to be at least 18 and buy it in person…still, plenty of teens and young adults had them with few problems. Sure, mass shootings could happen…with 3-shot hunting rifles wielded by much older people, who in turn were suppressed by lawful college students with personal rifles.

We created defenseless-victim zones, and we glorify the insane. Why are we surprised at the result? Go see Oleg Volk’s image – they are always worthwhile. And he has more to say as well.

So what caused this? It isn’t 100+ year-old technology. The changes in the culture – some might call it the disintegration of the culture.

It’s A Good Thing Subjects of the UK are Forbidden to Defend Themselves

Someone might have been hurt. Oh, wait… Family ‘terrorised’ in East Kilbride machete raid – The Scotsman

A man was struck on the leg with a machete and held in a bedroom with his wife and son while robbers ransacked their home.

Eliminating/adding restrictions on one weapon, didn’t eliminate crime, just shifted he weapons used. And restricting self-defense means the whole damn country is a defenseless-victim-zone.

The authorities are planning to respond by outlawing even more inanimate objects. This time next year I expect they will be outlawing (or requiring registration for) lengths of iron pipe.

Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is one definition of insanity.

They Can’t Understand Why He Shot the Clerk AFTER He Had the Money

Because violent criminals do not stop being violent just because you are cooperating with them. Search On For Suspect After Store Employee Shot In Brooklyn Robbery « CBS New York

“‘Give me the money, give me the money,’” the store’s owner, Mohammed Suleiman, said. “When the employee handed him the money, he takes the money and then shot him.”

“Just give them what they want.” That is what we are told by the Left. If you give criminals what they want, you won’t be hurt. (They never want to discuss rape in the context of that advice.)

Neighboring stores are “on high alert.” Not sure what they are going to do given that I’m sure 90 percent of them are disarmed by New York State. (For their own protection, and besides, just give them what they want…)

The System Cannot Help You – European Edition

She had reported threats against her to the police, but they could do nothing. French-Jewish Holocaust survivor found burned, stabbed to death in Paris apartment

An 85-year-old French-Jewish Holocaust survivor was found dead on Friday in an incinerated apartment in Paris, according to reports.

She had been stabbed 11 times.

She reported that a neighbor had threatened to burn her. But the police could do nothing. And in France, you are not allowed to defend yourself, for reasons I will never understand.

If you think the police will keep you safe, that is a misunderstanding on your part. They can’t. I’m not sure what the rules in France are, but in the US, they aren’t even required to try and keep you safe. The clean up the mess after the fact and try to catch the bad guys.

And so how is an 85-year-old woman to defend herself? What should she do given that the police have proven themselves to be incapable of keeping her safe?

Most of the coverage ends up discussing a similar case from about a year ago the is very similar. 66-year-old murdered in antisemitic-hate-crime. Since the cops have provided very little information (and most of the media couldn’t give a damn about this story) I guess it is understandable that they want to talk about something where there are facts to report.

So Does 3 People Shot Count as a Mass-shooting?

Or does it only count if it happens in the US? I can never remember what the rules are. Three killed in France in shooting, supermarket hostage-taking

French President Emmanuel Macron said the incident appeared to be a terrorist attack and security forces were securing the area.

The first clue was that he was screaming God is Great in Arabic. So you figure it out. (I wonder what other evidence that it is terror Macron is waiting for?)

The gun laws in France make the whole country basically a defenseless victim zone, so a gunman (here’s a hint, I doubt he had a license for that weapon) has clear fields of fire until the cops show up. And when seconds count, police are minutes away.