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.