WASHINGTON TIMES — Despite the Cuban embargo being lifted in December 2014, the island nation is still ravaged by collectivist policies like gun control.
Could the presence of privately-owned firearms held by citizens help pivot Cuba towards the path to freedom? It’s very plausible.
Ever since the Castro regime violently and ruthlessly rose to power in 1959, the presence of firearms has been nonexistent. Since installing a military dictatorship, the Castro brothers have made private gun ownership impossible, subject to regulation, and punishable by law. Cubans have thus been rendered defenseless — a factor convincing many Cubans to flee the communist nation for freedom elsewhere.