Can't take away self-defense right
You can't watch the news these days without burning tears. Nothing could be worse than the slaughter of innocent children. I cannot fathom the world of pain in Newtown, Conn.
But the ensuing gun control hype brings me back to reality. When citizens are deprived of their right of self-defense you get the Katyn massacre, Mongolian massacres, Bleiburg and Foibe massacres, the Ma'alot massacre, the Armenian massacre, and the many utopianism inspired massacres in the Soviet Union killing nearly 70 million.
Saddam Hussein slaughtered an average of 80,000 a year for each of the 23 years he was in power – Castro, 100,000; Idi Amin, 500 thousand. Pol Pot's slaughtered nearly a third of his entire population.
The absolutely horrific wars of the 20th century don't seem so bad when you compare the 35 million left dead on the battlefield (J. David Singer COW Project) with the hundreds of millions killed by their own governments.
Think I'll go out tomorrow and buy me a gun.
Cora Lee Schingnitz