Venezuela is descending further into the misery of socialism, as their government confiscated 2,000 pistols, shotguns and other firearms on Wednesday.
Reuters reports that the firearms were "crushed and chopped up" at a square in Caracas and ammunition was registered through laser technology as part of Interior Minister Nestor Reverol's recent initiatives to further disarm the Venezuelan citizenry.
"We are going to bring disarmament and peace," Reverol declared.
Venezuela currently has the second highest murder rate in the world, and Caracas is the most violent city in the world. In 2012, dictator Hugo Chavez completely banned private gun ownership, and yet crime rose. Murders still occur at an alarmingly high rate because gangs either bribe corrupt police officers to obtain firearms or simply steal them from the police.
The Daily Wire reported in March that Venezuelan immigrant Gabby Franco shared the horrors of gun confiscation in Venezuela after the government declared that crime would decrease, via NRA News:
"Of course, the politicians, the rich and famous, their bodyguards and criminals, they still have their guns," Franco says. "Everyone else lives in fear. Mothers and fathers are powerless to defend their families.
"But the drug cartels and gangs–the collectivos–still have all the guns they want," she continues, "and 90 percent of murders are never solved."
The Venezuelan people "would do anything for the Second Amendment" and Franco left a message for America: "Never, ever take it [the Second Amendment] for granted."
"We are going to bring disarmament and peace."
Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Reverol
That is a very important message to keep in mind for the upcoming election, as Conservative Review's Art McGrath warns that "Hillary Clinton has been an adamant opponent of liberty and gun rights for decades. We can expect her presidency to be the active culmination of that hatred of our traditions if she is elected."
The Daily Wire has reported on Clinton's gun-grabbing desires here. But McGrath warns that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has also been a previous supporter of gun control as well, meaning that "both candidates will have to be watched closely if they are elected."