A timely message lest history repeat itself!
posted on 11/17/2007 8:00:30 PM PST
Although the Nazis made good use of gun laws, I believe gun control was established under the Weimar Republic. Such laws ironically were put in place to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis and communists.
posted on 11/17/2007 8:04:29 PM PST
(Neca Eos Omnes. Deus Suos Agnoset.)
posted on 11/17/2007 8:04:34 PM PST
posted on 11/17/2007 8:16:06 PM PST
by kinsman redeemer
(The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
Thnaks. Although I do not own guns myself, my next door neighbor is a fully armed, Dallas cop. I sleep better that way.
And in Texas, car-jacking is now almost non-existent. Too many window breakers and would-be car thieves ended up eating lead too often.
posted on 11/17/2007 8:16:12 PM PST
posted on 11/17/2007 8:19:06 PM PST
by Free Vulcan
(No prisoners. No mercy.)
I think that even here in the USA that gun ownership has caused restraint on the government.
Think of the 90s, there was a little effort by the government to over assert themselves and it resulted in many deaths that caused bad publicity and led to the government restraining itself.
Anti-gun people mock the idea that armed civilians can defeat the government and I don’t disagree with them.
I make two points, one is that if we are armed to the teeth then it isn’t just a matter of our sons in the military performing their duty to impose order.
If we are armed then they have to kill us by the thousands and that is a whole different hurdle for a demigod to sell to our own uniformed children.
The second point is that while imposing a new order would be difficult enough in America, it would be hugely more difficult politically if the body count climbed into the countless thousands due to armed resistance.
I think that even liberals understand these arguments.
posted on 11/17/2007 8:23:28 PM PST
(Proud father of a 10th Mountain veteran. Proud son of a WWII vet. Proud brother of vets, Airborne)
Would you please source these Australian numbers? Without the bona fides, they will be useless in debating the gun grabbers. Not that I am doubting you, but I always like to be very careful that the data I cite are verified.
posted on 11/17/2007 8:29:24 PM PST
(Liberals love "McCarthyism," they just believe he was targeting the wrong side.)
posted on 11/17/2007 8:53:24 PM PST
(There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
posted on 11/17/2007 9:21:20 PM PST
("They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge." -Thomas B Reed)
Best to live under our own gun rather that someone else’.
posted on 11/17/2007 9:48:16 PM PST
(Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
posted on 11/17/2007 10:23:58 PM PST
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