[Rushtalk] The true history of gun control - Timeline

Carl Spitzer Winblows at lavabit.com
Mon Mar 25 15:40:39 MDT 2013

(NaturalNews) Throughout the history of the world there have been
despots, tyrants, dictators and kings who have imposed their will over
those they conquered. After defeating rival armies in battle, many of
these rulers went on to lead cruel, ruthless and abusive regimes largely
by keeping the subjugated powerless to resist.

Men like Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia; Genghis Khan, who
founded and ruled the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous
empire in history after his demise; the Caesars of the Roman empire; and
the pharaohs of the Egyptian empire all conquered, then kept power, by
ruling with iron fists over people who were powerless to resist because
they did not have the means to do so. In feudal England, British
subjects in Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere were forbidden to bear arms,
and as such were forced to remain loyal to the crown (until they won
their independence by force of arms).

In more recent times the invention and mass production of the firearm
made conquering - and then controlling - entire populations much more
difficult, which is why the most heinous despots in the last 150 years
have moved to limit or ban access to guns. In our own country, prior to
the Revolutionary War, some colonists did own firearms but in the months
before, and directly after, the war began King George's generals
implemented gun confiscation policies - a primary driver behind the
adoption of the Second Amendment by our founding fathers.

As gun control once more becomes an issue, and as some lawmakers,
academics, pundits and ordinary Americans call for outright gun bans and
confiscation in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings
in mid-December, it is vital and appropriate to examine the history of
gun control around the world, and the carnage visited upon the innocent
by gun-grabbing tyrants.

Soviet Union - 1929 -- Soviet Russia was established following the
Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, when ruling Czar Nicholas II tossed 11
million Russian peasants into World War I. Frustrated and angered by the
loss of life, scores of armed Russians - many current or former Russian
soldiers who were led by Marxist Vladimir Lenin - rebelled against a
ruling regime that was already teetering on the edge of collapse.

Firearms were allowed to remain in the hands of Soviet citizens until
1929, when private gun ownership was abolished - a time which saw the
rise of one of the world's most repressive regimes, that was led by
Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin (he ruled from 1941-1953 but was entrenched
in the country's leadership by 1928).

>From 1929 to the year Stalin died, tens of millions of Soviet dissidents
or anyone the country's leadership believed were a threat, were rounded
up and either murdered or placed in labor camp/prisons and forced to
work, sometimes to their deaths Early in Stalin's political career, he
launched two national collectivization campaigns in order to transform
the country into an industrial power. Both campaigns, however, were rife
with murder on a massive scale.

"In 1932-33, Stalin engineered a famine (by massively raising the grain
quota that the peasantry had to turn over to the state); this killed
between six and seven million people and broke the back of Ukrainian
resistance," says a history of his political career at Gendercide.org.
"The Five-Year Plans for industry, too, were implemented in an
extraordinarily brutal fashion, leading to the deaths of millions of
convict laborers, overwhelmingly men.

His "callous disregard for life" was matched only by his paranoia;
later, he purged the Communist Party itself of anyone and everyone he
believed was a threat - all under the auspices of a total gun ban.

"If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we
shall disarm it ourselves," he once said.

The Ottoman Empire - 1911 -- The Ottoman Empire, the origins of which
were in Turkey, implemented full gun control in 1911. A few years later,
beginning in 1915 and lasting until 1917, some 1.5 million Armenians
(out of a total of 2.5 million) living within the empire were rounded up
and murdered by the "Young Turks" of the ruling class. In what has since
been called the Armenian Holocaust, "Armenians all over the world
commemorate this great tragedy on April 24, because it was on that day
in 1915 when 300 Armenian leaders, writers, thinkers and professionals
in Constantinople (present day Istanbul) were rounded up, deported and
killed," says a short history of the slaughter by the University of
Michigan. "Also on that day in Constantinople, 5,000 of the poorest
Armenians were butchered in the streets and in their homes."

The Ottoman government established "butcher battalions" which consisted
primarily of violent criminals who had been released from prison just to
kill ethnic Armenians. Those who were members of the army (which was
currently fighting the Allies in World War I) "were disarmed, placed
into labor battalions, and then killed," said the university history.

Germany - 1938 -- Adolph Hitler's Nazi Germany established gun control
in 1938, just prior to the implementation of his horrendous, murderous
campaign to exterminate the Jews. In the end, 13 million Jews and other
perceived lesser races were killed by Hitler and his Nazi Party.

In 1942, at the height of the Second World War and German advances,
Hitler said:

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the
subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who
have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own
downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the
supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of
any sovereignty. So let's not have any native militia or native police.
German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the
maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian
territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to
cover the entire occupied country.

China - 1935 -- The Nationalist Chinese government established gun
control in 1935, just two years before Japan invaded in 1937. In the
period from 1935 to 1952, some 20 million citizens and political
dissidents were murdered. The Chinese Cultural Revolution, which was
launched by the country's supreme ruler, Mao Zedong, took place from
1966-1976, and "claimed the lives of several million people and
inflicted cruel and inhuman treatments on hundreds of million people,"
says MassViolence.org. "However, 40 years after it ended, the total
number of victims of the Cultural Revolution and especially the death
toll of mass killings still remain a mystery both in China and
overseas." The actual figures remain a highly-classified state secret.

Regarding gun control, Mao once said: "War can only be abolished through
war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the

Cambodia - 1956 -- The year this Asian nation issued its total gun
control edict was in 1956, but the real carnage did not begin until
several years later, during the regime of the demonic Pol Pot. Between
1975 and 1977, his regime murdered as many as 1 million "educated"
people whom he believed represented a threat to his power in "killing
fields" that were later depicted in a movie by the same name.

In all, more than 56 million people around the world have been murdered
as a result of gun control laws imposed by rulers and despots who knew
that the only way they could continue to brutalize their own people and
stay in power was by disarming them.

And now left-wing pols, politicians, academics and pundits want our
leaders to have the same ability to rule unopposed and unafraid of

"Our forefathers did not arm the American people for the purpose of
hunting, but rather to protect themselves from those who were doing the
hunting, namely the tyrant King George," writes Bradlee Dean for

Anyone truly interested in preventing mass murder should not be a
supporter of gun control.







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