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  1. H.P.

    H.P. Guest

    A LITTLE GUN HISTORY. Thought you might find it interesting.


    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 and from 1939 to 1945, a total
    of 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.

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    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:

    List of 7 items:


    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 till 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 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 US evening news, or hear politicians
    disseminating this information.

    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
    of this history lesson.


    With guns, we are 'citizens'.

    Without them, we are 'subjects'.
     
  2. Alphaeus

    Alphaeus New Member

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    Too bad none of that is actually useful without citations. :hs:
     
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  4. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Exactly. Need proof. We all know the end result is true... but the numbers could be off.
     
  5. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    the stats posted are *kinda* right... right after the round up, the use of firearms in homicides dropped quite a bit (from 28% in 1992-93 to 15% in 2004-05). couldnt find a stat for all crimes. but armed robbery and violent crime has been increasing rate, albeit fairly slowly, in the lat few years
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    For some reason I was thinking "chain mail" as in complimentary to "ring mail" or "breastplate."
     

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