Gun control: A Historical Reminder

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to posses arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.” — Adolph Hitler

“Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.” — Janet Reno, Former U.S. Attorney General

Rabid socialists, communists and so-called progressives in America have been pushing for stricter and more invasive gun control legislation for decades. Their attacks against the 2nd Amendment are mostly based on murders and other crimes but more recently have been opposition to Stand Your Ground legislation. Stand Your Ground maintains that a person does not have to retreat from a criminal’s threats, especially if the criminal is in the victim’s home.

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The reality is the axis of evil gun control advocates know how difficult it will be for a complete subjugation of the American people if the people are armed with guns. They could care less about crime. Crime is only the excuse to disarm the American people.

Leading the charge against the guaranteed constitutional RIGHT to keep and bear arms, and especially concealed carry laws, are Democrat Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer of New York, Attorney General Eric Holder and of course, Illegal-Alien-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama. Schumer is currently pushing for an investigation as to whether Stand Your Ground actually works in favor of armed citizens or has led to an increase in violence.

Holder stands accused of instigating the criminal Fast and Furious scheme that armed Mexican rebels and led to the death of at least one Border Patrol agent. The list of Obama’s actions against the 2nd Amendment are far too many to list here.

Obama joins a long list of world leaders who advocate(d) strict gun controls.

 In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. (Stalin) From 1929 to 1953, about 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. (Hitler) 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. (Mao Tse-tung) 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. (Idi Amin) From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. (Pol Pot) From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. SOURCE

 One of the best articles I have ever read concerning the importance of being armed was written by blogger Marko Kloos. Read this before passing judgment on gun owners or gun ownership.

 The Gun is Civilization

 by Blogger Marko Kloos

http://munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/why-the-gun-is-civilization/

 Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.

People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.

People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.

The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation… and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

We must  not allow the Axis of evil Americans disarm us lest we end up like the countless millions of people who lost their lives when only the government has guns. Fight for the 2nd Amendment as if your life depends on it – and it does.

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4 responses to “Gun control: A Historical Reminder

  1. The Gun is Civilization was not written by a retired Marine. It was written by blogger Marko Kloos.
    http://munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/why-the-gun-is-civilization/

    • I first received the article in an e-mail. Upon receiving your message I checked the authorship of the piece. Some sites printed the piece w/o attribution and others agree with you that the article was written by Marko Kloos and posted on his website.

      Thank you for the heads-up. I will correct it immediately.

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    Gun control laws and policy vary greatly around the world. Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, have very strict limits on gun possession while others, such as the United States, have relatively modest limits. In some countries, the topic remains a source of intense debate with proponents generally arguing the dangers of widespread gun ownership, and opponents generally arguing individual rights of self-protection as well as individual liberties in general..

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