The Downside of Gun-Control
By Chris Oates
The Gun grabbers would have you believe that if you submit to the registration of your firearms it would reduce crime. They tell you that if you register your guns, you could still use them for hunting and self-defense. History shows otherwise. It is a fact that every single nation that has required the registration of firearms has soon confiscated those firearms, leaving their citizens defenseless.
In 1911 Turkey established gun control. Subsequently, from 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, deprived of the means to defend themselves, were rounded up and killed.
In 1929 the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents were arrested and executed.
In 1938 Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945 over 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill, union leaders, Catholics and others, unable to fire a shot in protest, were killed by the state.
In 1935 China established gun control. Between 1948 and 1952, over 20 million dissidents were rounded up and murdered by the Communists.
In 1956 Cambodia enshrined gun control. In just two years (1975-1977) over one million "educated" people (about 1/3 of the entire population!) were executed by the Reds.
In 1964 Guatemala locked in gun control. From 1964 to 1981 over 100,000 Mayan Indians were rounded up and killed, unable to defend themselves.
In 1970 the Ugandan dictator decreed gun control. During the next nine years over 300,000 Christians were murdered.
Over 56 million people have died, unable to defend themselves, because of gun control in the last century alone.
So much for keeping our guns if we register them. On the other hand, lenient gun laws mean less crime. In Switzerland, all males from the ages of 20 to 42 are required to have guns. The Swiss have almost no murders and a very low crime rate!
Some people say that the police are our protection therefore, we don't need guns. Here is where basic math comes into play. There are 271,933,702 people living in the United States. Currently, there are about 150,000 police officers on duty at any one time. This is on-duty police. This includes desk clerks, command sergeants, etc. - far fewer than 150,000 cops are cruising your neighborhood. Thus there is only one on-duty cop for every 1,813 citizens!
Now I'm not trying to badmouth the police. I am sure that they may mean well, but there's only so much they can do. There were 18,209 murder victims, 497,950 robbery victims, and 96,122 rape victims that the police could not help in 1997 alone.
Maybe if the gun-control crowd would just leave us good folk alone we could all sleep better.
Copyright 2005 by Chris Oates. All rights reserved.