The following words are not mine but were put together by an old friend who was from imigrant Belgian family (probably illegal), definitely of the "working class" and a deacon in the Catholic church.

This subject keeps coming up and the Democrats consistantly seem to somehow shoot themselves in the foot every time it re-appears:

Interesting - Take Note!]

the purpose of the second amendment was never intended to allow citizens
to protect themselves from criminals it was designed to allow the people
to take back control from a government that goes out of control. Think it
can't

happen here? Look at the drastic changes we have seen in the past 30 years.

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

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.
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In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million
Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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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.
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China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million
political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
exterminated.
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Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000
Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000
Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million
educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
exterminated.
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Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century
because of gun control: 56 million.
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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 Australia taxpayers more than $500
million dollars. The first year results are now in:

List of 7 items:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent
Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!

In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up
300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the
criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!

While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in
armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past
12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of
the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public
safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in
successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience
and the other historical facts above prove it.

You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians
disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and,
yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them
of this history lesson.

With guns, we are 'citizens'.

Without them, we are 'subjects'.

During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they
knew most Americans were ARMED!

If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message
to all of your friends.

Jim Rotsaert

Now now...

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and,
yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Now Corvus...I got guns and you got guns. But I think the critical Constitutional phrase is:

"A well regulated Militia..."

So how do you explain the fact that the USA has the highest incidence of gun violence in the Western Hemisphere? Iraq is a fine example of an unregulated gun environment. Is that your vision for America?

Of course not. Let's not let the fearmongers win this one.

GUNS - Iraq, militia, violence

"Iraq is a fine example of an unregulated gun environment"

And have you noticed that Bush's military has had a bit of a problem conquering Iraq !

Private gun ownership seems to work - not even our 500 ton smart bombs seem to phase them. How long do you think an invading "turban-head" would last in the hills of Tenn. The large number of AK47's in our neighborhood and the fact that most pickup trucks are armed allows me to sleep better at night.

And we do have a Tennessee Militia - but not too regulated - which is GOOD.

And as for the high incidence of gun violence in the good old USA - it ain't about guns - it's about money - the "GREEN OPIATE" !!

I have been a good

I have been a good progressive all my political life; some might even say a radical, but one of the places I differ sharply from many of my good brethren is gun control. I know the "authorities" are going to have them so I want a few myself just in case. My 60 something y o wife has a concealed carry permit and Louisiana allows anyone to legally carry in their vehicle. Good enough for me. Big Brother may come for me someday but I bet he goes for unarmed others first.

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