Recently, a friend of mine sent me a video of a tattoo'd man ranting against the Gun Control crowd, and told me that THIS is what my support of the 2nd Amendment would lead me to. The video's final words were "If it goes one inch further I'm gonnas tart killin' people!" He was not eloquent, but he summed up a lot of the frustration many of us feel. But I admit that to many, he would be a reason to ridicule support of the 2nd Amendment. So I thought that all people should read the words of the most famous people who support their desire to strip American citizens of their Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Some supporters claim only to want to restrict a "few extra dangerous types of weapons, and high capacity magazines. Others are opposed to carry, open or concealed, of handguns. And some admit to wanting ALL guns removed from private ownership. But ALL of them have one thing in common. Not one single historical figure who espoused the same ideas was a supporter of individual rights or personal freedoms. They were all dictators.
Josef Stalin said "If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” He is responsible for the extermination of approximately 20 million dissidents who had no way to defend themselves. By the time of the fall of the Soviet Union, that number had risen to over 61.9 million.
Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942
“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.”
- Benito Mussolini, address to the Italian Senate, 1931
“The measures adopted to restore public order are: First of all, the elimination of the so-called subversive elements. … They were elements of disorder and subversion. On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results.”
Mao Tze Tung, Nov 6, 1938
“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
China established gun control in 1935. From 1949 (when Mao assumed control) to 1952, qpproximately 10 million dissidents were rounded up and exterminated. By 1987, another 35 millions are believed exterminated by the Communist government.
“Armas para que? (“Guns, for what?”)”
A response to Cuban citizens who said the people might need to keep their guns, after Castro announced strict gun control in Cuba.
And last but not least, Diane Feinstein, Statement on TV program 60 Minutes, Feb 5 1995
"If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an out right ban,
picking up every one of them... "Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in,
"I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here."
I don't think George Washington would have approved of Ms Feinstein's views.
“A free people ought to be armed.”
– George Washington