A history of gun control.

Discussion in '2nd Amendment' started by Super_Virgil, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. My mom sent me this the other day and I thought it was very interesting. i thought I would share with the group.

    I thought you might appreciate reading this . .
    opinion.......

    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.
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    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to
    1917, 1.5 million
    Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded
    up and exterminated.
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    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.
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    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to
    1952, 20 million
    political dissidents, unable to defend themselves,
    were rounded up and
    exterminated
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    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
    u p and exterminated.
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    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975
    to 1977, one million
    educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were
    rounded up and
    exterminated.
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    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the
    20th Century because
    of gun control: 56 million.
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    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!

    If you value your freedom, Please spread this
    anti-gun control message to
    all of your friends.
     
  2. Thanks for posting this, I am going to save this. It shoulded be shown everywhere(serious).
     

  3. p7196

    p7196 Guest

    Dang this is what we have all been saying. Plus if you take the guns away from people more people will break the law and either buy stolen firearms or firearms they get from other underhanded ways after their family is hit by a thug carrying a gun. We have to protect ourselves. It's that simple. If we don't no one else will protect us. Especially with the mind set of some police chiefs.
     
  4. I'm about 20 miles from the county sheriff's office.By the time Thay get here I'll have coffee and doughnuts ready.
     
  5. browwiw

    browwiw Member

    Not that I disagree with the sentiment, but I always want to see the research and works cited when I come across one of these lists.
     
  6. i wish it would have had a works cited as well. i dotn think anyone will dissagree with the soviet union and the german takes on gun control. I have heard that that a japanese general said that he did not want to invade america, because there would be a gun behind every blade of rass. The simple fact is politicians prefer unarmed pesants. ti is much easier to impose your will upon people that cant fight back.
     
  7. browwiw

    browwiw Member

    That, and I have read that the post-confiscation Australia crime stats may or may not be spun or construed. I don't like going into a debate (even a water-cooler debate) with bad info.
     
  8. Can't speak for the Aussies but the UK seems ready to blow with the huge increase in gun crimes now that "no one" has a gun. I read some what similar stuff about the Aussies but it's more second hand. While the in UK both the citizens and some law makers are demanding an explanation as to the increase.
     
  9. browwiw

    browwiw Member

    I have read that the UK even banned and confiscated (hell of a word, ain't it: 'confiscate') swords. You know the type, the crappy katanas that used to be sawmill blades. The street twits started lopping each other (and bystanders) to bits with flee-market Excaliburs and so they outlawed those, too.

    Bad people are going to find ways to be bad, no matter what.
     
  10. urotu

    urotu Member

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    +1 to that.

    Not that I don't agree with the idea also, but propaganda is propaganda no matter whose side it is on.

    Just for kicks here's a link to a snopes article on the Aussie gun ban and more factual statistics.

    http://www.snopes.com/crime/statistics/ausguns.asp

    It actually shows a decline in armed robberies involving firearms.

    Although I do appreciate hearing about the evils of gun control, I also appreciate that there are two sides to all stories. Propaganda, regardless of whose side it's on, makes that side look like it's grasping straws. Grasping in order to get a real grip. There are more than enough true stories of the evils of gun control.

    Here's a good video from one of my favorite dudes of all time, Uncle Ted for president!

    [ame]http://youtube.com/watch?v=nurM0mY9N10[/ame]

    "The second amendment of our Bill of Rights is my concealed carry permit"