Wednesday, June 28, 2006

After The Black Helicopters...

From an article at

A remarkable thing happened at the United Nations yesterday. We, the United States, told the world “no”. The messenger was Robert Joseph, the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Speaking before the dozens of nations that have gathered for the review conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Joseph told the world in no uncertain terms where the United States stood.

“The U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of our citizens to keep and bear arms, and there will be no infringement of those rights,” he proclaimed to the dignitaries and functionaries. “The United States will not agree to any provisions restricting civilian possession, use or legal trade of firearms inconsistent with our laws and practices.”

Hurray for our guys!

The United Nations is anything but inconsistent on this issue. The tinpot dictators that hold sway over the General Assembly want to use this gun control issue to maintain their regimes. Other nations have gone this route and banned firearms. They have experienced over the top increases in violent, bloody mayhem. The British Isles did it and Scotland was recently dubbed by a recent UN study as the most violent country on the face of the planet. As I reported in an earlier post, the Brits had to redesign their entire national crime reporting system to hide the fact that their murder rate went through the roof. In one year alone (1999 to 2000) the official street-crime rates in London were more than double the official rate from the year before.

During the past century a number of countries outlawed firearms: Soviet Union (1929), Germany (1938), China (1935), Guatemala (1964), Uganda (1970) and Cambodia (1956). The following estimates of the ensuing carnage were compiled by various studies:

Russia 20,000,000 (1929 to 1945)
Germany 20,000,000 (1938 to 1945 )
China 42,500,000 (1941 to 1975)
Guatemala 200,000 (1960 to 1996)
Uganda 300,000 (1972 to 1979)
Cambodia 1,650,000 (1975 to 1978)

The total is over 84 million people, civilians, murdered by their own governments after they were forcibly disarmed.

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Or become fertilizer.

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