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Old 12-17-2008, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default A Little Gun Control History Lesson

- One of my friends sent this to me. Thought it was great. Enjoy - Steelman


A Little Gun Control History Lesson




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 up 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:

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!

It will never happen here? I bet the Aussies said that too!

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 him of this history lesson..

With Guns............We Are 'Citizens'.
Without Them........We Are 'Subjects'.

During W.W.II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

Note: Admiral Yamamoto who crafted the attack on Pearl Harbor had attended Harvard U 1919-1921 & was Naval Attaché to the U. S. 1925-28. Most of our Navy was destroyed at Pearl Harbor & our Army had been deprived of funding & was ill prepared to defend the country.

It was reported that when asked why Japan did not follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with an invasion of the U. S. Mainland, his reply was that he had lived in the U. S. & knew that almost all households had guns.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:03 AM   #2
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"You'll pry this gun from my cold, dead hands."

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Old 12-17-2008, 09:58 AM   #3
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During W.W.II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

It is still true today! A big reason no ones tried to invade the US.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:54 AM   #4
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Try to stay balanced.....

http://www.snopes.com/crime/statistics/ausguns.asp
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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I am 36 and gun control will not happen in my lifetime.

The newer generations who are inexplicably liberal and are growing in number may adopt this absurd idea that taking guns from law abiding citizens is a good idea. So it could be in this countrys future.


As for now... no way.


I am now a US Marine Veteran

Try to take my guns from me........?

I become a criminal........ I WILL NOT GIVE UP MY GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old 12-27-2008, 08:56 PM   #6
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People like Lee Harvey Oswald, Mark David Chapman, Danny White, Sir Han Sir Han, and James Earl Ray are very happy indeed that the USA loves guns so much. I hope these jerks go you know where for their deeds. Especially Chapman and James Earl Ray in particular, the slimeballs.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:10 PM   #7
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People like Lee Harvey Oswald, Mark David Chapman, Danny White, Sir Han Sir Han, and James Earl Ray are very happy indeed that the USA loves guns so much. I hope these jerks go you know where for their deeds. Especially Chapman and James Earl Ray in particular, the slimeballs.
Taking guns from innocent people solves nothing. Criminals will find a way to obtain them...and be that much more powerful for having them. Lee Harvey Oswald was trained by the Marines. Should we disband the Marines, shut down Cherry Point because of one bad apple?

The Unibomber was Army trained...maybe we should get rid of our Military all together. While I believe those particular individuals will get what's coming to them, throwing their names up on a list of gun lovers seems pointless to me. Or at least, the point it appears you are trying to make is done so with flawed logic. While I'm not sure if this is the tone you were going for...it seems like it's at odds with the OP...

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I become a criminal........ I WILL NOT GIVE UP MY GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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As a Naval/Army Veteran (and still counting) I absolutely respect your opinion. Unfortunately, as a currently "enrolled" Soldier...I'd have to comply...initially.
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Gun control has never worked in the past, and it never will work.

Well, take that back. It worked well for the Nazi party and the Soviets to keep their civilians under their thumbs with no way to fight back.

This pretty much sums up the major flaw in gun control:

Gun control would be a law. Criminals break laws, while law abiding citizens follow them. The criminals would break the law to obtain a gun, while the law abiding citizen would follow the law and not obtain a gun. The citizen now has no form of defense against an armed attacker. Crime rates go up because there is way for a victim to fight back.

Do a little research and you will find that in the U.K., violent crime and crimes involving handguns have risen drastically since the passing of anti-firearms legislation.I don't have the exact numbers, but I did a speech on the subject in college and had mountains of statistics to support my argument.
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Default Re: A Little Gun Control History Lesson

It's funny...if anyone has heard Jim Quinn on the morning radio in Pittsburgh, he often says Liberalism often has the reverse effect of it's stated intent. Gun control laws would be one such instance based on those statistics.
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Gun control has never worked in the past, and it never will work.

Well, take that back. It worked well for the Nazi party and the Soviets to keep their civilians under their thumbs with no way to fight back.

This pretty much sums up the major flaw in gun control:

Gun control would be a law. Criminals break laws, while law abiding citizens follow them. The criminals would break the law to obtain a gun, while the law abiding citizen would follow the law and not obtain a gun. The citizen now has no form of defense against an armed attacker. Crime rates go up because there is way for a victim to fight back.

Do a little research and you will find that in the U.K., violent crime and crimes involving handguns have risen drastically since the passing of anti-firearms legislation.I don't have the exact numbers, but I did a speech on the subject in college and had mountains of statistics to support my argument.
Nice post. And Hammer, I'm not sure that your link shows anything more than that the results of the Australian gun control measures are perhaps inconclusive.
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