NOTABLE QUOTES ON THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS....
"Firearms stand next in importantce to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and the keystone under independence. The rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good." - George Washington
"We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. - Abraham Lincoln
"They that would give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun. - Patrick Henry
(Governments derive) "Their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, (absolute power or influence of any kind) it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. - Declaration of Independence
Look at what the Founding Fathers in Pennsylvania had to say about it in their state constitution: "XIII. That the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the state; and as standing armies in the time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; And that the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power."
"Another source of power in government is a military force. But this, to be efficient, must be superior to any force that exists among the people, or which they can command; otherwise, this force would be annihilated on first exercise of acts of oppression. Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States." - Noah Webster
Clearly, Webster wanted the people to remain armed since he saw it as their principle means of thwarting tyranny. This goes in direct opposition to the modern welfare state that seeks to disarm you in order to impose its own brand of tyranny.
Richard Henry Lee might be appalled at the assault on our right to bear arms today but he quite clearly predicted that it could happen. "To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them...
Or, as George Mason said, "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public servants."
Samuel Adams had very clear ideas about the right to keep and bear arms: "...and that the said Constitution be never construed to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms...
The state of New Hampshire called quite clearly for the right to own arms and wished it expressed in a Bill of Rights; "XII. Congress shall never disarm any citizen, unless such as are or have been in actual rebellion."
The clarity of these statements by the state delegations is not unique. As the process drove onward towards a bill of rights for our constitution, the calls for a clearly stated right to keep and bear arms became sharper and sharper.
From Virginia came the following proposal: "Seventeenth, that the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well regulated militia composed of the body of the people trained to arms is the proper, natural, an safe defense of a free state.
From New York came this proposal: "That the people have the right to keep and bear arms; that a well regulated militia, including the body of the people capable of bearing arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state."
Pennsylvania's 1790 constitution states: "That the general, great, and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and unalterably established, we declare Sec. 21, That the right of the citizens to bear arms, if defense of themselves and the State, shall not be questioned.
In Kentucky, James Madison himself aided in the drafting of their 1792 constitution. That document provided "That the right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned."
"The claim and exercise of a Constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime." - Miller v US, 230 F 2d 486, 489.
"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." - Tacitus, Roman Historian 55-117 A.D.
"In America, freedom and justice have always come from the ballot box, the jury box, and when that falls, the cartridge box." - Steve Symms, U.S. Senator, Idaho
Luke 11:21 "When a man, fully armed, guards his house, his possessions are undisturbed."
"Americans have a right and advantage of being armed, unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." - James Madison, The Federalist Papers. No.46 at 243-244.
"The right of the people to keep and bear... arms shall not infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country..." - James Madison, I Annuals of Congress 434 (June 8, 1789).
"A well-Regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." - The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, proposed Sept.25, 1789; ratified Dec.15, 1791.
"The ultimate authority... resides in the people alone. - James Madison, The Federalist, No.46.
"The sacred Rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written as with a sunbeam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power." Alexander Hamilton
George Mason. Framer of the Declaration of Rights, Virginia, 1776, which became the basis for the U.S. Bill of Rights: "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials." - George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426.
"To disarm the people (is) the best and most effective way to enslave them..." - George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debate at 380.
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops "-- Noah Webster, "An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution" (1787), in Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States (P. Ford, 1888).
GEORGE WASHINGTON, First President and Father of the Country: A free people ought to be armed. " George Washington, speech of January 7, 1790, in the Boston Independent Chronicle, January 14, 1790.
"... 'the people' seems to have been a term of art employed in select parts of the Constitution. The Preamble declares that the Constitution is ordained, and established by the people of the U.S.' The Second Amendment protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms...." - U.S. V. Uerdug~Uriqwdez (1990).
"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." - James Madison
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations" - James Madison
"The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." - Samuel Adams, Debates & Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, pages 86-87.
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops..." - Noah Webster
"The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in fill possession of them." - Zachariah Johnson, 3 Elliott, Debates at page 646.
"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." - Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers, pages 184-188.
"Arms in the hands of citizens [may] be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense..." - John Adams, A defense of the Constitutions of the Government of the USA, 471(1788)
"To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them..." - Richard Henry Lee writing in "Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic"
"Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99 99/100 percent of them by their silence indicate they are in safe and sane hands." - George Washington
"When firearms go, all goes - we need them every hour" - President George Washington
"An armed republic submits less easily to the rule of one of its citizens than a republic armed by foreign forces. Rome and Sparta were for many centuries well armed and free. The Swiss are well armed and enjoy great freedom. Among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible. It is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will obey willingly one who is unarmed; or that any unarmed man will remain safe among armed servants." - Machiavelli, "The Prince" (1532)
"In recent years it has been suggested that the Second Amendment protects the "collective" right of states to maintain militias, while it does not protect the right of "the people" to keep and bear arms... The phrase ~the people" meant the same thing in the Second Amendment as it did in the First, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth Amendments - that is, each and every free person. A select militia defined as only the privileged class entitled to keep and bear arms was considered an anathema to a free society, in the same way that Americans denounced select spokesmen approved by the government as the only class entitled to the freedom of the press. - Stephen P. Holbrook, "That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right", University of New Mexico Press, 1984, pp.83-84.
"The right of the people to keep and bear... arms shall not be infringed. A well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country. - James Madison
"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American.... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." - Tench Coxe
"No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion." - James Burgh "Political Disquisitions: Cr, an Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses" [London, 1774~1775]
Without freedom of thought, there
can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without
freedom of speech; which is the right of every man, as far as by it he does
not hurt and control the right of another; and this is the only check witch
it ought to suffer, the only bounds which it ought to know.
This sacred privilege is so essential to free government that the security of property and the freedom of speech always go together; and in those wretched countries were a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything else his own. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of the nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech, a thing terrible to public traitors. - Cato's Letters. No.15, Feb. 4, 1720
If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable. - Texas V. Johnson (1989)/Justice William Brennan
Only a free and unrestrained press
can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities
of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving
the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and
foreign shot and shell. - United States V. New York Times ET. Al. (1971)/Justice
Hugo Black, concurring.
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe, what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion...." Justice William Brennan Board of Education v. Pico (1982).
"The freedom to speak one's mind is not only an aspect of individual liberty - and thus a good unto itself- but also is essential to the common quest for truth and the vitality of society as a whole." - Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Hustler v. Falwell (1988)
"The right to dissent is the only thing that makes life tolerable...The affairs of government could not be conducted by democratic standards without it." - Justice William 0. Douglas
"Above all else, the First Amendment means that government has no power to restrict expression because of its message, its ideas, its subject, or its content. - United States Supreme Court Police Department of the City of Chicago v. Moseley (1976)
"Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself It is the hallmark of an authoritarian regime..." - Justice Potter Stewart
"No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion." - James Burgh "Political Disquisitions: Or, an Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses" [London, 1774-1775]
"The right of the people to keep and bear arms has been recognized by the General Government; but the best security of that right, after all, is the military spirit, that taste for martial exercises, which has always distinguished the free citizens of these States. Such men form the best barrier to the liberties of America." - (Gazette of the United States, October 14, 1789)
"You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe." - John Adams
The right of the people to bear arms is not ...in any manner dependent upon that instrument [The Constitution] for it's existence." - United States vs. Cruikshank, US Supreme Court, 1876.
"Government has never had the authority to grant, take away, or redefine our inalienable rights acknowledged by the Bill of Rights. Also, the Second Amendment has nothing to do with "sporting purpose" or hunting. Sporting purpose was a term first used by Hitler in his 1938 weapons law as the reason the civilian population could keep arms. - The Pissed Off Editor
"If a nation values anything
more than freedom, it will lose that freedom. And the irony of it is that, if
it is comfort or security that it values more, it will lose that too."
- Somerset Maugham
"Necessity [or desperate times] is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." - William Pitt before the British House of Commons
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams, Debates of 1776.
"It has long. been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from it's expression, that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of our federal judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scarecrow), working by gravity by night and day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless footstep like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the states, and the government of all be consolidated into one." - Thomas Jefferson
"Such poor miserable creatures have misplaced values and are hiding their cowardice behind pretended family responsibility, blindly returning to see that the most glorious legacy that one can bequeath to posterity is LIBERTY; and that the only true security is liberty." - Marvin Cool
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we abtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything it's value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated " - Thomas Paine (1 776)
"An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." - Thomas Paine, Common Sense, July 1795.
The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." - Daniel Webster
"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." - Thomas Jefferson
"The government turns every contingency into an excuse for enhancing power in itself. - John Adams
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the pasty. Let us not, I beseech you, deceive ourselves longer. We have done everything that could he done to avert the storm, which is now coming on. If we wish to be free we must fight, I repeat, we must fight." - Patrick Henry
"That no man should scruple, or hesitate a moment to use arms in defense of so valuable a blessing [as liberty], on which all the good and evil of life depends; is clearly my opinion; yet Arms...should be the last resort." - George Washington, (Letter to George Mason, 1789).
"America goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own." - John Quincy Adams
"No rights are respected but those that are maintained by force." - Chief Justice John Marshall
"... the British Parliament was advised, by an artful man to disarm the people that was the best and most effective way to enslave the people - but they should not do it openly; but to weaken them and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia." - George Mason, Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1778.
"The invention of fire-arms, an invention which at first sight appears to be so pernicious, is certainly favorable both to the permanency and to the extension of civilization." - Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776).
"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security, and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. Every corner of this land knows firearms, and more than 99 99/100 percent of them by their silence indicate they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms, everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good. When firearms go, all goes we need them every hour." - George Washington, Address to the Second Session, First United States Congress.
"... The right of the people to keep and bear.... may be regarded as the true palladium of liberty. The right to self defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible." - Judge St. George Tucker, Editor, Blackstone's Commentaries, P.300 (1803)
"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms, has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance; enable the people to resist and triumph over them." - Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, Ch. XLIV, 1897.
"...arms...discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property.... Horrid mischief would ensue were [the law-abiding] deprived of the use of them." - Thomas Paine
"Government big enough to supply everything that you need is big enough to take everything that you have." - Thomas Jefferson
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson quoting Ceaser Beccria.
"Many cry peace, peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun. Why stand we here idle? Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid Almighty God, I know not what course others may take, but for me, give me liberty or give me death." - Patrick Henry
"I am persuaded myself that the good sense of the people will always be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves. " - Thomas Jefferson, 1787.
"1 know of no save depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened ~ought to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from then, but to inform them - Thomas Jefferson
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to sustain ourselves, according to the Ten Commandments of God." - Thomas Jefferson
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and the blood of tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
"We are completely saddled and bridled and the bank (the privately owned Bank of the United States) is so firmly mounted on us that we must go where they ill guide." - From Jefferson's letter to James Monroe.
"All the perplexities, contusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation. - John Adams in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1787.
Resolved: That the right to defend one's life, family, liberty, and property is a God-given right, supported by Scripture and illustrated in God's Law as seen in nature. Any person, group or government, which would attempt to deprive one of this right, or attempt to persecute, prosecute or punish one for exercising this right, violates God's Law and is an enemy of God's People. Weapons are essential for self-defense and Jesus admonished His followers to purchase a sword. A firearm is the modem equivalent of a sword, thus gun control in any form or manner is in opposition to God's Law. - "The Remnant Resolves" July 23, 1988.
If violent crime is to be curbed it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore, what he must be taught to fear is the victim." - Jeff Cooper, the father of modern combat hand gunning.
"There ain't no sense in running, cause you'll only die tired. So you might as well lock and load. - Mark, a Michigan patriot.
"When the ATF comes to take your guns, shoot back. - G. Gordon Liddy, August 1994
"He that suffers his life to be taken from him by one that hath no authority for that purpose, when he might preserve it by defense, incurs the Guilt of self murder since God hath enjoined him to seek the continuance of his life, and Nature itself teaches every creature to defend itself. - A sermon, Philadelphia 1747.
"In truth, a state which deprives its law-abiding citizens of the means to effectively defend themselves is not civilized but barbarous, becoming an accomplice of murderers, rapists and thugs, and revealing its totalitarian nature by its tacit admission that the disorganized, random havoc created by criminals is far less a threat to state power than are men and women who believe themselves free and independent, and who act accordingly." - Jeffrey R. Snyder, The Public Interest, No.113, Fall 1993.
"As long as law-abiding citizens assume no personal responsibility for combating crime, liberal and conservative programs for curbing crime will fail." - Jeffrey R. Snyder, The Public Interest, No.113, Fall 1993.
Republic -A system of government in which both the people and their rulers are subject to law. A government of laws and not of men.
"We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy. - Alexander Hamilton
"Remember, Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy that did not commit suicide." - Samuel Adams.
".... Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths." - James Madison
The Rothschild Brothers: (who quote approvingly Mr. John Sherman, their protégé, regarding the passage of the National Banking Act.) "The few who can understand the system will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages [that] capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests." - From a letter to Ikleheimer, Morton and Vandergould, New York bankers, 1863, emphasis added.
Woodrow Wilson: "A great
industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit
is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities
are in the hands of a few men...We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one
of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized
world - no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but
a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.
"There is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, do nothing." - Dante
Definition of Democracy: "A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any form of 'direct' expression results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic - negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy."
Our Constitutional fathers, familiar with the strength and weakness of both autocracy and democracy, with fixed principles definitely in mind, defined a representative republican form of government. They made a very marked distinction between a republic and democracy and said repeatedly and emphatically that they had created a republic." - U.S. Army Training Manual, 1928.
Here are a couple of quotes that
you might want to consider when you are formulating~ "facts" for
future discussions: Quote of the day - brought to you by the FBIIBATF:
This is not an assault - hold your fire" - broadcast through loudspeakers as tanks began smashing into the buildings and filling them with tear gas.
"[The United States] can't be so fixed on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans..." - President Bill Clinton March 1, 1993 during a press conference in Piscataway, NJ.
"Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States repealing the Second Amendment to the Constitution." - H.J. Res. 81, Jan.27, 1993.
"1935 will go down in history I For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead into the future!" Adolf Hitler
"I hope there is no room
for doubt in your mind, but if so, an article written by Jay Sitrikin of Jews
for the Preservation of Firearms should cement the argument. The article
makes the point that gun control laws have actually set the stage for genocide
on a grand scale in the 20th century. A chart shows the 55,900,000 victims of
genocide in seven different periods including the Nazi holocaust. The
breakdown is as follows:
The Soviet Union established gun control in 1929. From 1929 to 1953, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Turkey established gun control in 1911. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Americans, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Germany established gun control in 1928. From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill people, the elderly, and other "mongrelized peoples," 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 defenseless Christians were rounded up and exterminated. Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, 1 million "educated people," unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
He shows that Afghanistan had no gun control laws prior to the Soviet invasion in December of 1979. They were able to stymie the entire Soviet threat as a result of the citizens being armed with military rigles and equipment. In 1989, the Soviets had enough and withdrew, licking their wounds. Genocide had been prevented.
He also shows, with hard evidence, that in 1968 Congress had the 1938 Nazi gun control laws translated into English. A letter, dated July 12, 1968, from Lewis C. Coffin, Law Librarian at the Library of Congress, states, "...we are enclosing herewith a translation of the Law on Weapons of March 18, 1938...as well as a Xerox of the original German text which you supplied. This was addressed to Senator Tom Dodd, who incidentally participated in the Nuremburg trials, four months before the subcommittee, of which he was chairman, presented the 1968 Gun Control Act. Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership shows the German law, it's translation, and the American 1968 gun control law side by side. The two laws are almost word for word in many of their sections. Sieg Heil.