posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 06:01 PM
Great Post Euclid!!
For those who just don't get it - (We remember)
(Material from by Geoff Metcalf article)
Over 56-million people have died because of gun control in the last century. Is there an identifiable trend? A common denominator? Sure! The victims
» In 1911, Turkey established for real gun control. Subsequently, from 1915 to 1917, 1.5-million Armenians, deprived of the means to defend
themselves, were rounded up and killed.
» The Soviet Union established gun control in 1929. Then from 1929 to 1953, approximately 20-million dissidents — again, deprived of the means to
defend themselves — were rounded up and killed.
» Forget the phony Hitler quotes, and focus on the facts. In 1938 Germany did establish gun control. From 1939 to 1945 over 13-million Jews, gypsies,
homosexuals, mentally ill, union leaders, Catholics and others, unable to fire a shot in protest, were rounded up and killed.
» China has more practice than anyone does in disarming potential dissenters. Once upon a time they banned knives and swords. In 1935 they
established gun control. Subsequently, between 1948 and 1952, over 20-million dissidents, again deprived of the tools for self defense, were rounded
up and killed.
» Cambodia enshrined gun control in 1956. In just two years (1975-1977) over one million "educated" people were rounded up and killed.
» Guatemala locked in gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, over 100,000 Mayan Indians were rounded up and killed as a result of their inability to
» Uganda got gun control in 1970. Over the next nine years over 300,000 Christians were rounded up and killed.
Our Troubles at home:
April 5, 1996, Charles Krauthammer wrote in the Washington Post, "the Brady Bill's only effect will be to desensitize the public to regulation of
weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation." "Ultimate," as in inevitable, eventually, sometime in the future ... not now ... BUT
Editor of the Boston Globe T. Winship wrote in Editor and Publisher Magazine, April 24, 1993, "Investigate the NRA with renewed vigor. Print names of
those who take NRA funds. Support all causes the NRA opposes. ... The work a day guy doesn't envision total confiscation, but many with the real
power to sway public opinion and effect change in America do.
Democrat Representative W. Clay was quoted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch of May 8, 1993, regarding the Brady Bill. He said it is "the minimum step"
Congress should take. "We need much stricter gun control and eventually we should bar ownership of handguns except in a few cases."
Senator Diane Feinstein, speaking on "60-Minutes" immediately after the passage of the Brady Bill said, "if I thought I could get the votes, I'd
have taken them all." That's not paranoia; that is the clearly stated objective of a liberal Democrat U.S. senator.
Peter Shields, founder of Handgun Control Inc. was quoted in the New Yorker Magazine, June 26, 1976, with what frankly crystallizes the alleged
paranoia many of us have for preserving the Second Amendment.
"We'll take one step at a time, and the first is necessarily ... given the political realities ... very modest. We'll have to start working again
to strengthen the law, and then again to strengthen the next law and again and again. Our ultimate goal, total control of handguns, is going to take
time. The first problem is to make possession of all handguns and ammunition (with a few exceptions) totally illegal."
For those who continue to insist, "Hey, that stuff could never happen here," permit me to annoy you with two more facts. "Operation Garden Plot"
and "Department of State Publication 7277."