Monday, May 12, 2008

I Love My Emails Part 8 - Right to Bear Arms

Before reading this post please note that I am not against our government having some sort of control over who CAN purchase firearms. I do believe citizens should be screened before given this privilege. I also believe that any law abiding citizen should be allowed to bear arms and protect themselves and those they love along with any property rightfully theirs. I am a proud member of the NRA. That said, here's the email...

A LITTLE GUN HISTORYI Thought you might appreciate this . . In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953,about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up andexterminated.------------------------------In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 millionArmenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.------------------------------Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves w ererounded up and exterminated.------------------------------China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 millionpolitical dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up andexterminated------------------------------Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.------------------------------Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.------------------------------Cambodia establ ished gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one millioneducated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up andexterminated.-----------------------------Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century becauseof gun control: 56 million.------------------------------It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by newlaw to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their owngovernment, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 milliondollars. The first year results are now in:List of 7 items: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percentAustralia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent Australia-wide, armedrobberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, thecriminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armedrobbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.There has also been a dramatic increase in break- ins and assaults of theELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safetyhas decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended insuccessfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experienceand the other historical facts above prove it.You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politiciansdisseminating this info rmation.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 them ofthis history lesson.With guns, we are 'citizens'.Without them, we are 'subjects'.During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knewmost Americans were ARMED!If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.

This email is roughly a year and 1/2 old. Finally, I would like to share one more point of my own. This would be a good email post to remember while making your voting choices... that is IF the politicians speak up on the matter at all.
Freedom can only be held with protection.

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