Posted 5/3/2019 Written January 2019 by Jose Nino of the Mises Institute of Austrian Economics www.mises.org
How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela
Is Venezuela paying the price for adopting gun control?
The shocking nature of Venezuela’s economic collapse has been covered ad nauseam. However, one aspect of the Venezuelan crisis that does not receive much coverage is the country’s gun control regime.
Fox News recently published  an excellent article highlighting Venezuelan citizens’ regret over the gun control policies the Venezuelan government has implemented since 2012. Naturally, this regret is warranted. The Venezuelan government is among the most tyrannical in the world, with a proven track record of violating basic civil liberties  such as free speech, debasing  its national currency, confiscating  private property, and creating economic controls  that destroy the country’s productivity.
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