09 08 2016
When guns are outlawed only governments and criminals will have guns.
During the 20th century, over 162 million civilians were killed by their own governments, more than in all the 20th century wars combined*. In each case, extermination followed gun confiscation:
1911: Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians in Turkey, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.
1929: The Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, 40-60 million "class enemies," unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.
1935: China established gun control. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million "class enemies," unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.
1938: Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, Catholics, Gypsies, and others, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.
1956: Cambodia established gun control. From 1975 to 1977 one million "class enemies," unable to defend themselves, were exterminated.
1966-1976: China still had gun control. Millions of more "class enemies," still unable to defend themselves, were exterminated in Mao's "Cultural Revolution."
1990's: Rwanda established gun control. In 100 days in 1994, over 800,000 Tutsis, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated by machete-weilding Hutus backed by armed government militias.
Never again! We will never again be led like lambs to the slaughter, because in a moment of naive optimism we allowed ourselves to be disarmed!
People who tell me that could never happen here have their heads buried in the sand (or other dark, forboding place). Bet the people where the exterminations took place also thought it could never happen there.
I personally detest the enemies of The Constitution of the United States who would emasculate the 2d amendment, domestic enemies I swore to protect The Constitution from.
I think of sheep (I call most people sheeple as they act like sheep, they just don't stand around saying baaa), looking at fencing erected on the south and west sides of a pasture saying: it's so nice we're protected from the wolves. The wolves, on the other hand, are slavering at the prospect of easy pickings as they note how the sheep will be trapped and easily caught with the fence that's been erected on the south and west side of the pasture as they attack from the NE.
While I do not recommend the movie "Dead Pool" to anyone, one scene is telling: Angel grabs the bartender, holding him in the air, slams him against the refrigeration unit. Instantly, you hear the unmistakeable sound of some 30 handguns "lock and load" and know that Angel may need to rethink her tactic of strong arming someone with a lot of heavily armed friends.
I would also like to note that recently Australia and the UK passed some very stringent anti-gun laws. The three-fold uptick in murders following the enactment of said laws is telling.
An armed society is a polite society.
On a side note, do you know why the Japanese didn't invade the US following the attack on Pearl Harbor? They believed Americans all had guns in their houses.
* "democide" - a term coined by the late Prof R. J. Rummell who researched the numbers.