The Gun-Grabbers Are On the Move Again

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Every despotic
regime in the last century favored gun control laws. Today, the
gun-grabbers are on the Alan Carubamove again and are being led
by the Obama regime.

During last
year’s campaign both Hillary Clinton and John McCain tore into
Barack Obama for saying that residents of small-town America "cling
to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them
out of bitterness over lost jobs.”

Obama quickly
retreated from that statement, but it revealed his real thinking
and real feelings about people who own guns for any reason, as well
as his contempt for people whose religious values are an important
part of their lives. In both cases he was condemning large segments
of the nation’s population.

In America
today, the figure I hear most often is an estimated ninety million
people who own guns. No matter the source one cites, there is no
question that most Americans have no qualms about owning guns for
hunting, sport shooting, or for protection. It is no coincidence
that, since Obama’s election last year, gun and ammo sales
have been off the chart.

Look back at
what history teaches us regarding the right to bear arms. The Soviet
Union established gun control in 1929. Unable to defend themselves,
the regime killed an estimated twenty million Russian dissidents.

Turkey established
gun control in 1911 and, from 1915 to 1917, an estimated 1.5 million
Armenians were rounded up and killed.

Germany established
gun control in 1938. Prior to and throughout World War II, the Nazis
systematically murdered an estimated six million Jews and another
five million others deemed “enemies of the state.” This
pattern was repeated in China which outlawed gun ownership in 1935.
Gun ownership was outlawed in Guatemala, Uganda, and Cambodia.

It is estimated
that 56 million people were killed by their own governments in the
last century. Despite that, both England and Australia passed laws
prohibiting gun ownership. The result has been a surge in deaths
of people who were killed because they were left defenseless against
criminals. In Australia, armed robberies increased 44 percent.

As this is
being written, there are proposed laws in the House and Senate that
would strip Americans of their Second Amendment right to “to
keep and bear arms.” A right the Constitution says “shall
not be infringed.”

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10, 2009

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