MSNBC is one of the leading voices in liberal media when it comes to gun control. Any Democrat who wants to push the issue is welcomed on the network.
This week however, while reporting on the civil unrest in Venezuela, MSNBC made the case for the Second Amendment. It’s not clear if they realized they were doing it at the time.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
MSNBC Report on Venezuela Makes Case for Second Amendment
MSNBC reporter Kerry Sanders unwittingly made the American case for the Second Amendment during a report Tuesday on the political upheaval in Venezuela.
Anchor Andrea Mitchell introduced Sanders for his report by commenting on the surprising ability of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro to stay in power, despite the pressure on him to step down.
“Not only hanging on but he appears to still control the military,” Sanders said. “You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that’s open to everybody. So if the military have the guns, they have the power and as long as Nicolás Maduro controls the military, he controls the country.”
Maduro’s socialist regime has presided over economic devastation in Venezuela, where citizens are beset by rising prices and food and medical shortages. The country banned private gun ownership in 2012 under Maduro’s authoritarian predecessor, Hugo Chavez.
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The situation in Venezuela is probably going to get much worse before it gets better.
FOX News reports:
Venezuelan opposition leader Guaidó calls for larger uprising
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged Venezuelans to take to the streets for new mass protests Wednesday.
In a video statement posted on social media Tuesday night, Guaidó also urged the military to join with those clamoring for change in Venezuela.
The man recognized by more than 50 nations as Venezuela’s rightful leader said the country’s disputed president, Nicolas Maduro, “doesn’t have the backing or the respect” of the military.
Guaidó said he called for the uprising to restore Venezuela’s constitutional order, broken when Maduro was sworn in earlier this year for a second term following elections boycotted by the opposition and considered illegitimate by dozens of countries.
Guaidó called for a military uprising earlier Tuesday, a rebellion dubbed “Operation Freedom,” thus issuing the most serious challenge yet to Maduro’s contested rule.
The people of Venezuela would undoubtedly feel better right now if they knew they could defend themselves.
This is what proponents of gun control never seem to understand.