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Is Ukraine heading toward revolution?

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Recently, there have been reports of battles between citizens and police in Kiev, Ukraine, the capital of this former Soviet Union "Republic". Is this the beginning of a revolution?

Ukraine was subjected to mass starvation by Uncle Joe Stalin in 1932-33. This relatively little know genocide, known as the Holodomor killed an estimated ten million, more than the better known Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany.

Unarmed Ukrainians were unable to resist the Soviets, and today, the citizenry is still virtually unarmed. A source with close contacts in Ukraine reports that civilian firearms ownership is quite low, something on the order of 1 in 100. They have been battling the police with firecrackers and clubs.

Contrast their situation with the America colonies in 1776. Firearms were commonly owned by Americans, and Americans met General Gage's Redcoats with the force of arms.

I do not have a feel for who the good guys and the bad guys are in Ukraine, but I do know this. Americans, instead of having one gun per hundred people, have an estimated one gun per person. This very fact provides a chilling influence on would-be despots, and perhaps explains why many in government today pursue policies of citizen disarmament. Connecticut has joined the fray with its new gun registration law. The logical progression of citizen disarmament policies in the 20th Century was this:

  1. Registration (of weapons)
  2. Confiscation (of weapons)
  3. Annihilation (of the hated class of people)

Molon labe, y'all?


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A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3 (NLT)

Disclaimer: The information and ideas presented in this column are provided for informational purposes only. Firearms, like cars, kitchen knives and life itself all can be dangerous. You should get professional training as part of any plan to use firearms for any purpose. I have made a reasonable, good-faith effort to assure that the content of this column is accurate. I have no control over what you do, and specifically accept no responsibility for anything you do as a result of reading my columns. Any action or lack of action on your part is strictly your responsibility.



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