by Ed Moser
Gun Control and Genocide
Throughout history tyrant governments have killed over a hundred million people with relative ease. They’ve killed orders of magnitude more innocent people than wars and criminals combined. So how are tyrant governments able to kill so many people with so little resistance? The answer is always the same: the tyrant government always first disarms the people.
The crimes of tyrant governments in modern times.
Turkey. Between 1915 – 1917 the Turkey government murdered a conservative estimate of 1,150,000 Armenians. The Turkey government imposed strict gun control laws in 1911 to disarm any resistance.
Soviet Union. Bolsheviks passed strict gun registration laws in 1918. Soon following, guns were banned for private ownership and gun confiscation disarmed the people. In 1929 when the people were totally disarmed, Stalin began his tyrant government control, resulting in over fifty million murdered.
Germany. The Weimar Republic confiscated all privately owned firearms. In 1928 the strict firearms prohibition was relaxed, with laws allowing private ownership of arms establishing a system for permits for ownership. When Hitler came to power, the permit lists were used to disarm the Germany public, especially the Jews. The Nazi gun control law of 1938 banned all private ownership of firearms, except for the elite Nazis. Hitler made any possible means effective resistance impossible for an unarmed citizenry, then he began his tyrant behavior of murdering over six million Jews and millions of others whom the Nazis deemed to oppose them. The battle of the Warsaw ghetto in 1947 stalled the Nazis because a few privately owned firearms had been hidden from confiscation. What would have happened if the entire citizenry of Germany had not surrendered their firearms? It is estimated Nazi Germany murdered around fifteen million people who had no means to resist them.
Communist China. The Communists won the civil war and took control of the government. Communist China made strict gun control laws which in essence prohibited private ownership of firearms. In the 1960s, China’s Red Guard began a campaign of terror, in which more than eighty million were murdered by the government. Could an armed Chinese populace have detoured, stopped or reduced the murderous behavior of its communist government?
Uganda. The British governed the Uganda colony and imposed a ban on firearm ownership. After Uganda gained its independence, the Ugandan government passed laws restricting private firearm ownership to a government permit system. In 1971, Idi Amin seized power of Uganda. He was a tyrant dictator. The permit system allowed for effective disarmament of Uganda citizens. He killed 300,000 unarmed defenseless Ugandans.
Contrary to the preceding examples, Afghanistan stands out as an example of what an armed citizenry can do. In 1979 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The Afghanistan people were well armed and maintained their independence from the Soviet Union. Genocide is difficult to accomplish when the victims are armed. Disarming the people is always the first step before genocide. Gun registration is always the first step toward gun confiscation. The government that disarms its people may not be the government which commits the genocide, but has made it easy for a replacement tyrant government to do so. Governments of tyranny are history’s biggest murders, far surpassing all citizen criminal murders. Tyrants are successful because they receive no resistance from an un-armed populace. Tyrants disarm the populace by making laws criminalizing the keeping of firearms.
In colonial times here in America, the British attempted to disarm the colonists to maintain their tyrannical control over the colonies. The first shots of the American Revolution began on the green of Lexington, when the British marched to seize a stash of colonial arms and gunpowder. From there the American Revolution began.
Without private ownership of firearms, the colonies would never have gained their independence. If gun registration had been in effect, the British would have had better luck disarming the colonist. Now DemoRATS are busy incrementally passing stricter and stricter gun laws, all in the name of reducing crime, with no reduction in crime resulting from these laws.
Thomas Jefferson has said it best. “Government power originates in the people, not in the government. When it comes to the people versus the government, it is the government that must give way, and the people not only may but must be armed in order to keep the government under control.” Or something to that effect.
We must resist political efforts to recreate past tyrannies. We must fight against gun control schemes of all sorts including firearm registration, “permits” and limits on the types of firearms may be privately owned. Remember which party by and large pushing gun control schemes. Remember that when you vote or give any other form of support.
We must stop gun restrictions, registrations and confiscations by being politically active. Freedom is not a spectator sport. We must be vocal and active in our daily lives. We must contribute to and vote for candidates who support the 2nd Amendment.
Politicians who support any gun control need to be called out. Gun control laws do nothing to tame the criminal. Instead, they just make criminals of law-abiding citizens.
If you do some research, you will learn there are enough gun laws on the books to stop criminals now. Problem is they aren’t enforced, or if they are, too often they are plea bargained away at sentencing time. If guns laws now on the books aren’t effective or aren’t being used, why are more laws needed?
Again, the goal of gun laws is to disarm the law-abiding populace. If today’s modern, very radical Democrats were at all serious about stopping crime, they wouldn’t pass laws like eliminating cash bail for arrestees and banning guns from the law-abiding. To stop crime, there must be swift and meaningful punishment for criminal behavior. Today’s Democrats running Illinois just pass laws which protect and empower criminals while ignoring their victims.
Do you want to be able to defend your home and family from violent criminals? If so, you are needed to keep the 2nd Amendment. Again, freedom is not a spectator sport.
Do what you can to help repeal gun control schemes (like the FOID card and our new PICA Gun & Magazine Ban) and to fight any new gun control schemes.
It’s an uphill battle with today’s radical Democrats running Illinois and the fact that Chicago controls all of Illinois, but it is a fight we must fight.
We fight by being active in our personal lives, and by belonging to a gun organization(s) which fight for out gun rights. We fight by calling and writing our elected representatives. We fight by contributing money to fight unreasonable gun laws in court. We fight by participating in civil, law-abiding demonstrations/protests against tyrannical rules. I recommend not being armed when in attendance of any protest and always be peaceful. Most importantly, don’t let the Democrat talking points promoting gun control schemes go unchallenged, in either private or public conversations. Tell the truth. Gun control laws are nothing but tools of tyranny to disarm and control the people. They must be resisted by all citizens.
Reprinted with permission.