Final Thoughts on Gun Control

Having read most of the blogs and subsequent comments concerning the latest gun-related tragedy, and having participated in a few myself, I noticed the wildly disparate opinions regarding this incident and the purpose of the second amendment.

While these incidents are tragic, there are many reasons, some never to be known, for these types of crimes. I’ll not attempt to analyze these reasons here, but I will say this…banning firearms for law-abiding citizens is not the answer. Unfortunately, incidents like these are the assumed risks of life in a free society.

The right to bear arms is not only intended for protection of oneself and one’s property, but the right to defend oneself from the tyranny of government. Are we to allow only the police and the criminals to carry guns?

I would like to point out just a few historical examples of what happens when these inalienable rights are infringed upon…

In 1929 the Soviet Union established gun control.
– From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million
dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded
up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control.
– From 1915-1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to
defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938.
– From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, gypsies,
homosexuals, the mentally ill, 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.

An armed man is a citizen, while an unarmed man is a subject.

As the saying goes…those that don’t learn from history…

So what is to stop this from happening here? One word…Nothing, save for eighty million gun owners.