Posted 4/10/2011 @ 2:11:20 pm by rainboreview.com
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
(The Second Amendment to the US Constitution)
So… what does this mean to you and me and the average American citizen? It means that you, as a citizen, have a right to own and use firearms, for defense of your self and family, to hunt for food and to help, with your neighbors, be the last line of defense in the event of another nation attacking our own.
Although positioned second in the bill of rights, this right to keep and bear arms is actually first among equals. Without this right, we wouldn’t have the others and we would still be subject to the rule of the monarchy in England. Yes, if there had been “gun control” back in 1776 the citizens and patriots of the time would not have had the means to secure our freedom.
Oppressive regimes throughout just the past century have first sought to find and remove weapons from the hands of the citizenry before making radical change and oppressing the people.
Check out these facts…
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, 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.
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.
Before WWII started, Hilter explained why he made it illegal for Jews to have guns and why he had to confiscate them….
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing.”
– Adolf Hitler
(Another quote, many people like to reference and attribute to Hitler is the following:
This year will go down in history! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!
As dramatic as it seems, It has been proven to be bogus.)
(Just something to think about. You may not want a gun in your house, but you might be glad you neighbor has one in his.)
Again, why the controversy?
Liberals in politics almost invariably want to restrict gun ownership among the citizens. They say that guns cause crime or that you are more likely to shoot yourself or a family member if you have a gun in your home. Each time there is a shooting or a mass killing, they stand in front of the TV cameras and cry that we need more gun control. Even worse is when they say they want to outlaw all guns in the country, sure that taking guns out of the hands of citizens would end gun violence.
Every statistic proves them to be fools.
A few more facts…
Fact: The murder rates in many nations were ALREADY LOW BEFORE enacting gun control. Thus, their restrictive laws cannot be credited with lowering their crime rates.
Fact: Gun control has done nothing to keep crime rates from rising in many of the nations that have imposed severe firearms restrictions.
* Australia: Readers of the USA Today newspaper discovered in 2002 that, “Since Australia’s 1996 laws banning most guns and making it a crime to use a gun defensively, armed robberies rose by 51%, unarmed robberies by 37%, assaults by 24% and kidnappings by 43%. While murders fell by 3%, manslaughter rose by 16%.”
* Canada: After enacting stringent gun control laws in 1991 nd 1995, Canada has not made its citizens any safer. “The contrast between the criminal violence rates in the United States and in Canada is dramatic,” says Canadian criminologist Gary Mauser in 2003. “Over the past decade, the rate of violent crime in Canada has increased while in the United States the violent crime rate has plummeted.”
* England: According to the BBC News, handgun crime in the United Kingdom rose by 40% in the two years after it passed its draconian gun ban in 1997