A modern-day Venezuela is a post-gun America.

As American politics and societal upheaval fight over gun control, an impending reality emerges in the form of an autocratic and criminal regime like that to Venezuela.

The movement for gun regulation has been quite strong lately as society discusses whether or not weapons are appropriate in an active American culture. Greater gun restriction, on the other hand, means more state intervention and more chances for crime syndicates.

When you limit your capacity to defend yourself, you give the government more authority, as demonstrated in nations like Venezuela, which is pro-gun control and the government basically acts as a cartel. Consider the fact that three of the world’s most crime-ridden countries, Venezuela, South Africa, and Papua New Guinea, are also three of the world’s most anti-gun countries.

When weapons are prohibited, criminals have an opportunity to racketeer and organize, as we saw with the prohibition of alcohol in the United States in the early twentieth century. Because there is still a segment of the population who favors weapons, the adherence to the law at the state and municipal levels will be uneven, the illegal manufacturing of guns, narcotics, and other criminal activities will increase.

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Works Cited:

https://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/8-countries-with-gun-bans-and-highest-crime-rates-614187/9/

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/crime-rate-by-country

https://fee.org/articles/gun-control-preceded-the-tyranny-in-venezuela/

https://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-politics-news-the-difference-in-gun-crime-in-the-uk-and-the-usa-20180306

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