I got this email (below in blockquotes) today and it concerns me that it has even been discussed in our nation that the government wants to register fire-arms. It is a known fact that registries have been used already to round up fire arms from citizens. The historical facts behind gun control and weapons bans have led to mass exterminations of peoples around the world. Our constitution explicitly made allowances for us to be armed because of the fallibility of mankind and government. Every day you watch the news and it seems like more and more nonsense – science fiction – freakishness. I don’t blog about it much because when you are raising children – nurturing and educating them all day – you just CAN’T be bogged down with dreariness and fear. Kids can tell when things aren’t 100% with mom. Even babies.
I suggest that it isn’t so scary that 1 in every 3 kids in America is scared that the earth won’t exist when they grow up (statistics I heard on the radio yesterday for earth day). I know why they are afraid of that; because the media is bombarding them with environmental extremism – global warming alarmism. I am not against being ‘green’, but when crazy people start calling for a ban on reproductive sex, a tax on my mileage, and the confiscation of all law-abiding citizens’ guns… you have to wonder… is America about to collapse? I can’t imagine any true American being OK with much of what is coming out of the liberal Congress these days. A lack of resources is certainly not our biggest problem on this continent, for sure!
But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. – John Adams
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. – John Adams
The said constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. – Samuel Adams
The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. – Alexander Hamilton
Here’s my credo. There are no good guns, There are no bad guns. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a good man is no threat to anyone, except bad people. – Charlton Heston
…and now the email…
A Little Gun History
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. 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 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.
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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.
It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:
List of 7 items:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent.
Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent.
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!
While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.
There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort, and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.
You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN! SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE TO. SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
Sound off! What do you think about gun ownership, gun control, the banning of guns? Do you own a gun? Do you know how to shoot a gun? Are you afraid of an American society where the only people who own guns are the cops/bad guys/military?
I’m not ready to put up a sign in my yard yet that says, “Proudly Unarmed”. I figure it would send the wrong message to those who might want to come in and harm us… especially living in a border state where there has been a huge surge in violence over the past decade. Just remembering the Jenny Garcia story makes me shudder.
I heard someone say once, “The reason I carry a gun… is because a police officer is too heavy.” Had to laugh at that. I love hearing stories about the good guys outwitting the bad guys. Not long ago I heard about an 11 year girl that shot and killed two illegals in her home who were robbing her family (they were in possession of a stolen weapon). I bet her daddy is thankful that he taught her how to use a gun for self-defense! I would be if she was my daughter.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the issue. So share them with me in the comments below…