This is a little something I found that Paul Harvey wrote. Thanks Paul for explaining this all so well. Wish you were still here. We need people like you.
September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009
Gun Control FACTS
By Paul Harvey
Are you considering backing gun control laws? Do you think that
because you may not own a gun, the rights guaranteed by the Second
Amendment don’t matter?
CONSIDER; In 1929 the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929
to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to defend
themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 million
Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13
million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others, who
were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million
political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000
Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000
Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one
million “educated” people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded
up and exterminated.
That places total victims who lost their lives because of gun control
at approximately 56 million in the last century. Since we should learn
from the mistakes of history, the next time someone talks in favor of
gun control, find out which group of citizens they wish to have
It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced to
surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed, a program costing
the government more than $500 million dollars. The results
Australia-wide; Homicides are up 3.2% Assaults are up 8 % Armed
robberies are up 44% In that countries’ state of Victoria, homicides
with firearms are up 300%. Over the previous 25 years, figures show a
steady decrease in armed robberies and Australian politicians are on
the spot and at a loss to explain how no improvement in “safety” has
been observed after such monumental effort and expense was
successfully expended in “ridding society of guns.”
It’s time to state it plainly; Guns in the hands of honest citizens
save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws only affect the
law-abiding citizens. Take action before it’s too late, write or call
Paul Harvey on Guns
Paul Harvey’s comment on Columbine High shootings: How can we blame it
all on guns? For the life of me, I can’t understand what could have
gone wrong in Littleton, CO. If only the parents had kept their
children away from the guns, we wouldn’t have had such a tragedy.
Yeah, it must have been the guns. It couldn’t have been because half
our children are being raised in broken homes. It couldn’t have been
because our children get to spend an average of 30 seconds in
meaningful conversation with their parents each day. After all, we
give our children quality time.
It couldn’t have been because we treat our children as pets and our
pets as children.
It couldn’t have been because we place our children in day care
centers where they learn their socialization skills among their peers
under the law of the jungle while employees who have no vested
interest in the children look on and make sure that no blood is
It couldn’t have been because we allow our children to watch, on the
average, seven hours of television a day filled with the glorification
of sex and violence that isn’t fit for adult consumption.
It couldn’t have been because we allow our children to enter into
virtual worlds in which, to win the game, one must kill as many
opponents as possible in the most sadistic way possible.
It couldn’t have been because we have sterilized and contracepted our
families down to sizes so small that the children we do have are so
spoiled with material things that they come to equate the receiving of
the material with love.
It couldn’t have been because our children, who historically have been
seen as a blessing from God, are now being viewed as either a mistake
created when contraception fails or inconveniences that parents try to
raise in their spare time.
It couldn’t have been because we give two-year prison sentences to
teenagers who kill their newborns.
It couldn’t have been because our school systems teach the children
that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of
some primordial soup of mud by teaching evolution as fact and by
handing out condoms as if they were candy.
It couldn’t have been because we teach our children that there are no
laws of morality that transcend us, that everything is relative and
that actions don’t have consequences. What the heck, the president
gets away with it.
Nah, it must have been the guns.
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