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E-RFD: A Little Gun History 
   
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:39:06 EST 
From:  Winstonone@aol.com 

      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. 
      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 
      From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others 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 exterminated. 

      Guatemala established gun control in 1964. 
      From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. 
      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 exterminated. 

      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:

      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 now only the criminals still have 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, home invasion robberies (with the  people still at home) and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has so drastically 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.
 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 brethren, before it is too late!
      The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
     With guns, people are 'citizens'.
      Without them, they are 'subjects'.

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

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