Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gun Control - A CRIMINAL's Best friend!

The True Effects of Gun Control

Fort Hood, Columbine, Arizona senator Gabrielle Giffords, Virginia Tech — what do all these have in common?

A crazy person with a gun . . . in a gun-free zone!

It was instituted that as of 1982, no one shall have handguns in Chicago city limits.  Since then it has been a city ordinance and the funny thing is Chicago just took over as city with the most murder in the US.

I thought you all would like to see the now available data from Down Under.
 It has now been over a year since gun owners in Australia were forced by a 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 available:

-Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent;

-Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 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 as compared with the last one year period when private
ownership of a firearm was legal.  The law-abiding citizens did turn in their personal firearms, the criminal element did not (and thus criminals in Australia still possess their guns.)

-While data for the 25 years preceding the confiscation of privately
owned guns showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months as criminals now are assured their victims will be unarmed. 

-There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults
of the elderly, while the resident is at home.  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.

-This story of well intentioned government intervention in the
rights of lawful individuals to own and possess firearms won't be seen in the mainstream US media or on the American evening news.

 President Obama who advocates a similar confiscation in the US will not be reporting any of this to you.  But, the Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens. 

There is little empirical evidence that reducing general access to firearms reduces criminal violence.  In fact, overwhelming empirical evidence suggests that the more punitive gun control is, the greater the level of violent crime.  For example: 

1.  US per capita handgun ownership remained stable in the first 30 years of the 20th century, while the homicide rate rose tenfold; between 1937 and 1963, the American homicide rate fell 35.7% 

2.  In 1976, Washington D.C. enacted stringent gun controls. Since then, the homicide rate has risen 134% while the national rate fell 2%. 

3.  Maryland claims to have the "toughest gun laws" in the U.S., and has the highest robbery rate, and ranks 4th in violent crimes and murders.

4.  20% of American crimes occur in 4 cities with roughly 6% of the U.S. population (Detroit, Chicago, New York and Washington D.C.). Each has a virtual prohibition on private handguns. 

5.  Switzerland has fewer gun controls than the U.S., and lower crime.  Almost EVERY home is Switzerland has a weapon.

6.  Australia and England, which have essentially banned gun ownership, have the highest rates of robbery, sexual assault and assault among the top 17 industrialized countries. 

7.  Since banning guns, the UK has seen a dramatic rise in violent crime. 

8.  Since banning guns, Australia has seen greater than 100% increases in armed robbery, kidnapings, assaults, attempted murder and sexual assaults.

9.  Alberta has the highest rates of firearm ownership in Canada. Alberta does not have the highest crime rate in Canada, and has the lowest crime rate in Western Canada.

Alberta has the highest gun ownership in Canada. As such, Albertans favor the right to bear arms to a much greater extent than other Canadians.

Further, restrictive gun control harms certain members of the population more than others, especially when self-defense is an issue.  Women, by nature, tend to not have the physical strength of men.  In a criminal attack by a man against a woman, the woman will in most cases be at a disadvantage.  Firearms counteract this difference.  Abridging the right to bear arms disproportionately harms women, which leads to some questions regarding the equality of right under the law.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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.  By 1987 that figure had risen to 61,911,000.

China established gun control in 1935.  From 1948 to 1952, 10,076,000 political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated in Kuomintang China, and by 1987 another 35,236,000 exterminations were carried out under the Communists.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964.  From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, without the means to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970.  From 1971 to 1979 under General Idi Amin Dada, 300,000 Christians and political rivals of Amin, unable to defend them­selves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956.  Between 1975 and 1979, 2,035,000 "educated" people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In a March 1976 coup in Argentina, a military junta seized power and went on a campaign to wipe out left-wing terrorism with terror far worse than the one they were combating.  For seven years thousands of people, most of them dissidents and innocent civilians unconnected with terrorism, were arrested and then vanished without a trace, the Argentinian service chief's version of Hitler's Nacht und Nebel directive.  After democracy was restored in 1983, a national commission was appointed to investigate the fate of "los desaparecidos."  That report revealed the systematic abductions of men women and children and the methodic use of torture and murder.  Human rights groups say up to 30,000 people were killed or "disappeared" as the military waged its campaign against a disarmed citizenry.

The United Nations imposed gun control after civil war broke out in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992.  Although the town of Srebrenica was a UN-designated "safe area," in July of 1995 more than 7,000 unarmed Muslim men and boys were murdered by Serb forces as the UN forces in the town proved unable or unwilling to help its Muslim population.

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control:  at least 56 MILLION, that we know about.  The places are all too familiar:  Stalin's Russia, Nazi Germany, Communist China, Uganda, Rwanda, Guatemala, Cambodia, Armenia, the Sudan, Bosnia and many more.  EVERY country there is Socialist or Communist.

Even in the new Millennium…

In April 2000, toward the end of Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war in which the United Nations convinced civilians to surrender their private weapon, those citizens ended up defenseless when 500 UNAMSIL peacekeepers in the east, unable to protect even themselves, were taken hostage by rebels moving on the capital of Freetown.

And back in Uganda, extreme brutality and death continue today due to the government's continued attempts at "forceful disarmament" of the civilian populace, primarily Karamojong tribespeople.

Additionally, in 2006 the genocide of unarmed victims in Darfur was unfathomably bad, more than two million people, yet no one acted to stop it. The United Nations has failed to issue any meaningful sanctions against the openly racist Islamist dictatorship in Khartoum perpetrating it, or to even call it genocide.

David B. Kopel, Paul Gallant and Joanne D. Eisen, writing in the Notre Dame Law Review (Volume 81, Number 4), note that that national gun-control statutes7 for the Darfur victims effectively prevent self defense.

So the next time someone talks in favor of gun control, ask them "WHO DO YOU WANT TO ROUND UP AND EXTERMINATE?"

Something to think about as the Liberal media attempts to demonize firearms and gun owners in what amounts to an unending propaganda blitz.  They are sympathetic to the politicians who seek to blame crime on "the easy availability of guns" and "illegal guns" through evil devices like "the gun show loophole."

At one point gun confiscation in this country was unthinkable, yet we saw it occur quite openly in 1991 in New York City, enabled solely due to a registration scheme put into place in 1967 when Mayor John V. Lindsay signed a long gun registration law which was later used as a confiscation list.

1.      It's clear that Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) deemed gun control a critical element of his National Socialist policy. After having occupied Russian territory he wrote in Tischegesprache Im Fuhrerhauptquartier 1941-1942:

Der größte Unsinn, den man in den besetzen Ostgebieten machen könnte, sei der, den unterworfenen Völkern Waffen zu geben. Die Geschicte lehre, daß alle Herrenvölker untergegangen seien, nachdem sie den von ihnen unterworfenen Volkern Waffen bewilligt hatten.
Translation: "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so." Hitler's Table-Talk at the Fuhrer's Headquarters 1941-1942, Dr. Henry Picker, editor. (Athenaum-Verlag, Bonn, 1951)] (But see N. A. Browne's The Myth of Nazi Gun Control)

2.    Human rights groups say actually up to 500,000 people were killed during Idi Amin's 8-year rule. Bodies were dumped into the Nile River because graves couldn't be dug fast enough. At one point, so many bodies were fed to crocodiles that the remains occasionally clogged intake ducts at Uganda's main hydroelectric plant at Jinja.

3.    During the short four years of its rule in Cambodia, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge government murdered over 31 percent of the entire Cambodian population.

5.     According to Robert J. Cottrol in "A Liberal Democrat’s Lament" (The American Enterprise, September/October 1999), University of Hawaii political scientist Rudolph J. Rummel, one of the leading students of democide (mass murder of civilian populations by governments), has estimated that nearly 180 million people were murdered by their own governments in the 20th century, the largest single cause of untimely death in the world.

The familiar list of mass murderers – Castro, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Mussolini – only scratches the surface.  Notice all are Socialists or Communists.

6.   The mass slaughter of helpless, unarmed civilian populations continues to this very day in Sudan, Rwanda, and parts of the former Yugoslavia.

7.     Kopel, Gallant and Eisen on The Consequences of United Nations Gun Confiscation in East Africa: forceful disarmament in Kenya and Uganda.

 A permit applicant in Darfur must be over 30 years old, have specified social and economic status, and be physically examined by a doctor. A handgun owner can legally purchase only 15 rounds of ammunition a year, hardly enough to gain any level of proficiency. Violation of the gun control laws include severe penalties, ranging up to execution by the government.


Obama is not against guns, he surrounds himself with armed guards with machine guns, both in Chicago and in Washington DC – HE DOESN’T WANT THE CITIZENTY TO LAWFULLY CARRY GUNS – I WONDER WHY THAT IS?

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