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A little gun history

Saturday, November 15, 2008

That's a pretty hefty BB gun, eh? LOL. I found the following email interesting- I have recently been talking to my brother (yup, that's you, Rob) about purchasing a firearm as part of my emergency preparedness. He told me how shotguns are the best for people with no shooting experience since it's basically a broadcasting bullet and on top of that it's good for emergency situations since you can shoot whatever you can shove in the barrel (make sure to ask about this when buying a gun since not all guns are created equal). There are also guns with interchangable barrels for different needs- close/far range, hunting, home protection, etc.. By the way, by posting this email I'm not saying that we are all going to be rounded up and exterminated, I'm just saying "protect your family against anything that may come." That can range from home invaders to hunger.

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about
20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million
Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945,
several million people who were 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

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.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million
educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because
of gun control: 56 million.

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 datum 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.

The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important
than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

As John Steinbeck once said:

1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just
kill you.

2. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

3. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.

4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.

5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter
recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do
you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'

6. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

7. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on
his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
brought my rifle.'

8. Beware the man who only has one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!

But wait, there's more!

I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I said
Idid. She said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!' To which I said,
'Of course it is loaded, can't work without bullets!' She then asked,
'Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?' My
reply was, 'No, not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire
either but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too.'
To which I'll add, having a gun in the house that isn't loaded is like
having a car in the garage without gas in the tank.

I'm a firm believer of the 2nd Amendment! If you are too, please educate your friends and family about the importance of protecting your family.


Karen said...

Just my two sense. I'm not sure where you keep your loaded gun, but a lot of people for safety keep it unloaded (for kids sake) but keep the bullets close by in case you did need to load quickly. That way your kids, or kids that are there playing don't find it and do you know what.

Court said...

This is an interesting topic of conversation. I am in favor of the 2nd Amendment. It scares me to death that Obama wants to "start" taking guns. He says he wants to take 'assult rifles' first and that just gets his foot in the door to take more. Thanks for the post.

Court said...

My parents used to live in northern AZ but moved to Idaho Falls last August. So they have been here for a little over a year.

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Jen said...

What a great post Stephanie. I love your blaahg, so many things i want to make bread..sprouts, good stuff on being prepared, thanks! My husband is a cop and he owns a slew of guns. I totally support him and believe all citizens should own and know how to use guns. The Government won't be taking our guns without a fight & it won't be pretty either.

Jen said...

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