I got this fwd in my inbox the other day from my friend in Texas. It makes perfect sense that a Texan would forward this email en masse. And the facts, assuming they are true, are truly outrageous and urge me, against all sense, to go and buy myself a gun. That’s what makes the least sense of all. In fact, I just can’t make sense of it…
Here it is:
- 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.
- In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
- 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.
- China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
- Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
- Uganda 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 ‘educated’ people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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 Australian taxpayers more than $500
The first year results are now in:
- Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 %.
- Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 %.
- Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 %! Yes, 44 %.
- In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.
- There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly.
The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it:
- With guns, we are ‘citizens’.
- Without them, we are ‘subjects’.