[LINK] _________________________________________________________________ Excerpts from THE WAR ON GUN OWNERSHIP STILL GOES ON as appearing in March 1994's Guns & Ammo magazine. _________________________________________________________________ LETHAL LAWS Military rifles are society's "life preservers." Without them gun control can ultimately lead to mass murder. By Jay Simkin The Down-Side of Gun Control Advocates cannot see any harm in gun control, but it has a nasty downside. Its victims number in the tens of millions. Its downside is genocide: the mass-murder of civilians on account of religion, language, or political views. Since 1900, at least seven major genocides have occurred worldwide involving 50-60 million victims (see table). MAJOR 20th CENTURY GENOCIDES -- THE COST OF GUN-CONTROL Date of Perpetrator # Murdered Gun-Ctrl Source Gov. Date Target (Estimated) Law Document ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ Ottoman 1915-17 Armenians 1-1.5 Mil. 1866 Art. 166, Turky Penal Code Soviet 1929-53 Anti-Comm. 20 Million 1929 Art. 128, Union Anti-Stal. Penal Code Nazi 1933-45 Jews, 13 Million 1928 Law on Fire- Germany Anti-Nazis, arms & Ammun. & occupied Gypsies April 12, Europe Weapons Law, March 18 China 1948-52 Anti- 20 Million 1935 Arts. 186 & 7 Communists Penal Code. 1966- Pro-Reform 1976 Group Guatemala 1960-81 Mayan 100,000 1871 Decree #36 Indians 1964 Decree #283 Uganda 1971-79 Christians, 300,000 1955 Firearms Ord. Pol. Rivals 1970 Firearms Act Cambodia 1975-79 Educated 1 Million 1956 Arts. 322-328, Persons Penal Code TOTAL VICTIMS: 55.9 MILLION _________________________________________________________________ (English translations of the original gun control laws responsible for all this genocide are in the book, Lethal Laws, available from: JPFO, Inc., 2872 South Wentworth Ave Milwaukee, WI 53207 $24.95 pp. They also have many other items available, including side-by-side comparisons of Nazi and U.S. gun control laws.) The rest of this article deals with the relationship between gun control and genocide in some detail. It's very enlightening. The author cites many sources, and also shows: * Government officials are the world's largest mass murderers. * How we can prevent genocide in America -- and how it almost happened HERE to 125,000 Americans in 1941-42. * The government is NOT all-powerful: All law enforcement (including military) in the US is only 1.1% of the population. * Several cases where armed citizens have prevented genocide (Afghanistan is one example). * The Chicago Police Department report: from 1965 to 1992, there were 21,204 gun murders -- Nine (9) were from bullets that might have come from a military-type weapon! Read the rest of this article in the March 1994 issue of Guns & Ammo. The author has been researching this and writing about it for many years.
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