This is a story from Paul Harvey
on Gun Control
Are you considering backing gun control laws? Do you think that
because you may not own a gun, the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment
CONSIDER: In 1929 the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929
to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5
million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1938 to 1945, 13
million Jews. gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others who
were 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
Guatemala 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 "uneducated" people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up
That places total victims who lost their lives because of gun control at
approximately 56 million in the last century. Since we should learn from
the mistakes of history, the next time someone talks in favor of gun
control, find out which group of citizens they wish to have exterminated.
It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced to
surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed, a program costing
the government more than $500 million dollars. The results,
Australia-wide; Homicides are up 3.2%, Assaults are up 8%, Armed
robberies are up 44%. In the countries' State of Victoria, homicides
with firearms are up 300%. Over the previous 25 years, figures show a
steady decrease in armed robberies and Australian politicians are on the
spot and at a loss to explain how no improvement in "safety" has been
observed after such a monumental effort and expense was successfully
expended in "ridding society of guns".
It's time to state it plainly; Guns in the hands of honest citizens save
lives and property and, yes, gun control laws only affect law abiding
citizens. Take action before it's too late, write or call your representative.