This morning on my way to work an unmarked police car passed me. I was already doing 10 mph over the speed limit. He was doing at least 10 mph more than I. It got me thinking though about the lack of respect for the law that people in power have. Which then leads me to think about gun regulation and how the government continues trying to take our weapons from us.
This always seems like a hot topic to debate, but I don’t think there is anything we should be debating. You simply cannot allow the government to take our guns. Everyone has learned in school about what happens when governments disarm it’s citizens. If you need a refresher here’s a short list:
1911 – Turkey disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.
1929 – Russia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.
1935 – China disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.
1938 – Germany disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 16 million Jews.
1956 – Cambodia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million Educated people.
1964 – Guatemala disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.
1970 – Uganda disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000 Christians.
I’m not saying that this is what would happen here in America. It does however guarantee one thing, you are now more vulnerable. Criminals will always have weapons. It’s the law abiding citizens like you and I that will have our families lives put at risk. Some of my friends think we need stricter gun laws and say that gun owners need to compromise more. I can some what agree with that statement. I agree that there needs to be a discussion about the process people go through to own a gun. Compromise?
1934- National Firearms Act
1968- The Gun Control Act
1986- Firearms Owners Protection Act
1993- Brady Handgun Violence Act
1994- “Assault Weapons” Ban
1995- Gun Free School Zone
I think gun owners have done a lot of compromising over the years. Take away the guns what’s next? Knives? Guns are not the problem and gun control isn’t the solution. How about we just start with better communication.