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History Lesson

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BlazerGuy, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Received this in my email this morning. If it's a repost, deal with it. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Food for thought............................
    Whether you agree or not, it's an interesting lesson in history.
    Something to think about...

    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. From 1939 to 1945, 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.

    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!)

    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 the 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 American evening news or hear our
    president, governors or other politicians disseminating this information.

    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives
    and property and, yes, gun-control laws 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.
     
  2. chevyfumes

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  3. chevyfumes

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  4. BlazerGuy

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    Even more interesting... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    In 2002, Victoria, Australia police "began conducting door knocks searching for unregistered weapons.....Persons illegally holding firearms can incur fines of up to $24,000 or four years in prison." The key to successful forfeiture or confiscation schemes is always REGISTRATION. Never, ever, forget that watchword. (Guns Freedom and Terrorism 2003, Wayne LaPierre)

    This is a great book Corby, if you are interested in this sort of stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I love the fact I can carry my Glock here in AZ. Makes fools think twice before trying to #%@* with me. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  7. bigjbear

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    No dispute from me on the first part, but the second part was triggered by a school shooting in '97. What have crime rates done in the past seven years? To steal a phrase from the National Inquirer "Inquiring NRA members want know; I want to know".
     
  8. gjk5

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    Here are some more interesting facts for the next time a "gun safety" advocate starts preaching to you:

    From an ATF study:

    "The risk of being a victim of a fatal gun accident can be better appreciated if it is compared to a more familiar risk...Each year about five hundred children under the age of five accidentally drown in residential swimming pools, compared to about forty killed in gun accidents, despite the fact that there are only about five million households with swimming pools, compared to at least 43 million with guns. Thus, based on owning households, the risk of a fatal accident among small children is over one hundred times higher for swimming pools than for guns." (p 296)


    It's amazing how gullible people are, when my daughter was born in Jan. my neighbor and I were talking and he asks me " So, what are you going to do with all your guns now that you have a kid in the house?"

    Ingnorant.

    If you want to see the whole study:

    http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcgvacci.html


    I am also grateful I live in a concealed carry friendly state. Plus Mesa county (pop. 110,000) has ten times more concealed carriers than Denver county (pop. 600,000)
     

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