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dr. hfn
08-15-2009, 01:21 AM
Over 200 years ago, when the Revolutionary Generation and the Founding Fathers drafted the Second Amendment, no one questioned the need for private gun ownership. The Framers considered private firearms to be essential to protecting personal liberty, both as a means of opposing foreign threats and also as a check against excessive government power. The Framers were passionately devoted to the idea that a self-sufficient armed citizenry is the best means of preserving liberty. When it comes to freedom, we cannot afford to forget the lessons of the past.

So you and I need to know the history of gun control, because history teaches us there is a terrible price to pay when we lose our right to keep and bear arms and the government has a monopoly on weapons. In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million "educated" people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.


Now consider Switzerland, the most heavily armed citizenry on the planet where there are roughly 3 million privately owned firearms, 1 million being Sig 550 type assault rifles, this is in a nation of only 7 million people. It has one of the lowest crime rates on the planet and near zero gun crimes. Then consider Australia and the U.K. whos authoritarian governments are banning personal gun ownership and thereby a right out of existence. In the first year after the ban, Australia's homicide rate went up 3.2%, assaults went up 8.6%, and armed robberies went up 44%! In Victoria alone, homicides with firearms went up 300%! You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information since all corporate news in this country is idiotic and rarely gets to the truth of matters. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property, and yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. If officials want to challenge the second amendment, they should do it by proper debate and by amending the Constitution, not waiting until their Party is in power, circumventing the Constitution, and then trying to ram unconstitutional fascist rights-stealing legislation down our throats.

The history of government is one of usurpation of people into slavery. Examine the Declaration of Independence and understand that "the People" declared themselves independent of government, never to be told again by government that they are not to have the means to insure their freedom. When a people are disarmed, their slavery is guaranteed by government, it's just a matter of time. With guns we are citizens, without them we are subjects.