Viewers of the progressive cable news network MSNBC were stunned to hear a justification for 2nd Amendment gun rights after violence broke out in Venezuela by the government against their unarmed citizenry.
MSNBC news anchor Andrea Mitchell was speaking to their correspondent Kerry Sanders when he made what sounded like a common gun rights argument.
"This is taking longer than they thought," said Mitchell of the U.S. efforts to unseat Venezuelan dictator Maduro, "despite the sanctions, despite the pressure, with the help of Russia and other outside forces, Maduro is hanging on."
"Not only hanging on," agreed Sanders, "but he appears to still control the military. You have to understand that in Venezuela, gun ownership is not something that is open to everybody, so if the military have the guns, they have the power. And as long as Nicolas Maduro controls the military, he controls the country."
Sanders was unwittingly making the argument for gun rights in order to secure the liberty of the people against what often veers into government tyranny.
"And Juan Guaido and his supporters have tried to peacefully protest," Sanders explained, "they have gathered in large numbers. What we saw today when he met early this morning and stood there in front of those wearing uniforms, appear to be rank and file members who have switched their allegiance. We have seen over the recent months, those who have switched their allegiance, but not en masse."
The surprise defense of gun rights from a network that often defends and advocates for greater gun control was widely celebrated on social media by proponents of the 2nd Amendment.
Here's the video of MSNBC becoming gun-woke:
MSNBC Reporter Gives Case For 2nd Amendment In Report On Venezuela www.youtube.com