Regardless of what the gun nuts who walked into a local Culver’s restaurant with guns holstered to their bodies might think, most people have real problems with such deadly weapons in public places. When the news first broke I felt a group of men were trying to compensate for having small penises by showing their weapons off. There was no way that these folks could be serious! Then last week it became clear they were trying to make a legal case about guns, and also perhaps reap financial gain. Perhaps if they are awarded money the purchase of a sports car might be a better way to deal with their mid-life crisis than playing with guns.
Today comes a story from Venezuela that made me think that these gun opportunists at Culver’s have a real international ally. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is preaching their message, and singing their tune. Perhaps the next time the merry band of gun-slingers from Madison go out brandishing weapons they might consider getting matching T-shirts with a picture of their kindred spirit from South America emblazoned on the front.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that members of the country’s civilian militia should be issued weapons to be armed and ready at all times.
The Bolivarian Militia is a force of volunteers ranging from students to retirees formed in recent years by Chavez, who says it is a crucial component of the nation’s defenses.
Until now, members of the militia have regularly trained at weekend boot camps, but their guns have usually been locked away in military depots when not in use.
“Who has seen a militia without weapons?” Chavez said during his Sunday television and radio program. He said he was surprised when he met some militiamen standing guard recently and learned they had no guns.