Sen. Dianne Feinstein has reportedly stated that she will introduce expanded gun-control measures at the next legislative session, which is on January 22. Feinstein is not from Omaha, but the legislation she proposes will affect us all, if passed. The question is, in what way?Since the Connecticut School shooting, many in the nation and government are clamoring about the issue; claiming that if the US had stricter gun control laws, such things would not happen. However, rumor has it that there are 8 armed guards at the school Obama's children attend. Obama himself is surrounded by armed bodyguards. Why? It greatly increases the chance of survival when one has the means for defense. That is what is called a no-brainer. In fact, if history is any indication, gun control basically eliminates the chance for survival. During the 20th century, some 170,000,000 people died as a result of gun control.
There appears to be some insane formula, followed by governments throughout history, yet we do not appear to be learning a lesson from it. The pattern goes something like this: gun registration has been mandated; so, on file are the names and vital information of all gun-owners. A new leader is elected or takes over. The majority of able-bodied men are removed from the cities. Armed with the names of all legal gun-owners, and guns of their own, the new government confiscates citizens' weapons. Following this, the defenseless citizens die by the thousands and millions.
1. Turkey (1915 - 1917): laws requiring gun registration have already been enacted. A new government comes in. Thousands of men are drafted into the military. The government then confiscates civilian weapons. The death toll was 1,500,000.
2. In that same year, 1917, Russia enacts gun registration laws. How ironic. Then, in 1929, a new government steps in. Farmlands are seized and male farm-owners are sent away. Weapons are then confiscated. The food from the farms is withheld for export. The death toll between 1929 and 1934 was 10,000,000.
3. In that same year, 1934, China saw a new government come in. Gun ownership was prohibited. Crops are seized. Four million people die. The majority of able-bodied men are then drafted. Another 4,000,000 people die. The remaining citizens, unarmed women and children are left in the cities. The Japanese invade the country, killing and torturing these defenseless citizens. The final death toll, from all occurrences between 1934 and 1976 is estimated between 35,000,000 and 100,000,000.
4. At nearly the exact same time, 1933, Germany sees the election of its new government, namely Adolph Hitler. Gun registration laws are already in place. The government confiscates guns and arrests between 30,000 and 90,000 men, followed later by another 3,000,000. Other European countries, having no gun control laws, are able to resist Hitler's regime. In Germany, however, the final death toll is approximately 21,000,000.
5. At roughly the same time China's massacres are ending, 1975-79, Cambodia falls to the formula. First, gun control then confiscation, followed by evacuations to remove large numbers of people. In the end, a total of 2,035,000 people have died.
6. During this same basic time frame, 1971 - 1979, Uganda also has gun control laws. Some 16,000 soldiers are 'removed', civilian weapons are confiscated, and 300,000 people die.
7. Beginning in that same year, 1971, in Bangladesh (Pakistan) defenseless students and Hindus are targeted. The total number of deaths is about 150,000.
8. In the next few years, during the 1980s, a frighteningly similar scenario plays out, this time in Guatemala. Using gun control laws already in place that required registration, weapons are prohibited. The death toll totals 200,000.
9. Just a few short years after the genocide in Guatemala, in 1994 Rwanda sees gun control and confiscation, leaving many citizens with only rocks for self-defense. The death toll in Rwanda was 800,000.
10. Immediately afterwards, at the end of the 20th century, similar scenarios began playing out in Sudan, Tibet, and Zimbabwe…if the killing in these countries ever stops, they may be able to give a death toll…
So, now some are saying such things would not happen in the United States.
If you are from here, I am sure you have heard by now about the seizing and outlawing of weapons for African Americans and Native Americans in the early years of US history. Calculating a death toll is likely impossible. Then, in the 1940s, approximately 110,000 Japanese people in the US were seized and taken to concentration camps. This included citizens and children. The prisoners had committed no crimes. Upon being seized, these were of course disarmed. Many German and Italian people were also interred into these American concentration camps.
Just for the record, thousands upon thousands of Americans are away at war. Last year, the government passed legislation allowing them to confiscate farms, etc, in the case of a national emergency. Gun registration laws are already on the books. Further gun control is being proposed. Are we prepared for what may possibly follow? Not if we are unarmed.