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Gun Control

  1. 1. Gun Control By Sam Hadley
  2. 2. Hitler’s use of gun control <ul><li>&quot;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.&quot; -- Adolf Hitler </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hitler Continued <ul><li>§1 Jews (§5 of the First Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 1333) are prohibited from acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons.  Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority. </li></ul><ul><li>§2 Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew's possession will be forfeited to the government without compensation. </li></ul><ul><li>§3 The Minister of the Interior may make exceptions to the Prohibition in §1 for Jews who are foreign nationals.  He can entrust other authorities with this power. </li></ul><ul><li>§4 Whoever willfully or negligently violates the provisions of §1 will be punished with imprisonment and a fine.  In especially severe cases of deliberate violations, the punishment is imprisonment in a penitentiary for up to five years. </li></ul><ul><li>§5 For the implementation of this regulation, the Minister of the Interior waives the necessary legal and administrative provisions. </li></ul><ul><li>§6 This regulation is valid in the state of Austria and in the Sudeten-German districts. </li></ul><ul><li>Berlin, 11 November 1938 Minister of the Interior Frick </li></ul>
  4. 4. Words from a Survivor <ul><li>&quot;There is no doubt in my mind that millions of lives could have been saved if the people were not 'brainwashed' about gun ownership and had been well armed. Hitler's thugs and goons were not very brave when con-fronted by a gun. Gun haters always want to forget the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, which is a perfect example of how a ragtag, half starved group of Jews took up 10 handguns and made asses out of the Nazis.&quot;- Theodore Haas, survivor of Dachau </li></ul>
  5. 5. Stalin’s gun control <ul><li>In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. By 1987 that figure had risen to 61,911,000. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kin Jon il <ul><li>China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952 10,076,000 political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated in Kuomintang China, and by 1987 another 35,236,000 exterminations were carried out under the Communists. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gun Control works, But in the worst possible way <ul><li>Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, without the means to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Continued <ul><li>Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979 under General Idi Amin Dada, 300,000 Christians and political rivals of Amin, unable to defend them­selves, were rounded up and exterminated. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Continued <ul><li>Cambodia established gun control in 1956. Between 1975 and 1979, 2,035,000 &quot;educated&quot; people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. </li></ul>
  10. 10. UN’s Opinion <ul><li>The U.N. claims that guns used in armed conflicts cause 300,000 deaths worldwide every year, an inordinate number of which are the result of internal civil strife within individual nations. The solution proposed by transnationals to keep rebels from getting guns is to make the global pool of weapons smaller through government action. According to recent deliberations regarding the treaty, signatory countries would be required to “prevent, combat and eradicate” various classes of guns to undermine “the illicit trade in small arms.” Such a plan would necessarily lead to confiscation of personal firearms. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why to ignore the UN <ul><li>The United Nations imposed gun control after civil war broke out in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992. Although the town of Srebrenica was a UN-designated &quot;safe area,&quot; in July of 1995 more than 7,000 unarmed Muslim men and boys were murdered by Serb forces as the UN forces in the town proved unable or unwilling to help its Muslim population. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Continued <ul><li>In April 2000, toward the end of Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war in which the United Nations convinced civilians to surrender their private weapon, those citizens ended up defenseless when 500 UNAMSIL peacekeepers in the east, unable to protect even themselves, were taken hostage by rebels moving on the capital of Freetown. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Continued <ul><li>Additionally, in 2006 the genocide of unarmed victims in Darfur is unfathomably bad, more than two million people, yet no one has acted to stop it. The United Nations has failed to issue any meaningful sanctions against the openly racist Islamist dictatorship in Khartoum perpetrating it, or to even call it a genocide. </li></ul>
  14. 14. British Gun Control <ul><li>Mild restrictions came into force with the 1903 Pistols Act which denied ownership to anyone who was &quot;drunken or insane&quot;. It also required a license for firearms with a barrel shorter than nine inches - what we nowadays refer to as handguns. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Continued <ul><li>The result was the 1920 Firearms Act, which introduced a registration system and allowed local police forces to deny a license to anyone who was &quot;unfitted to be trusted with a firearm&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions were tightened with the 1937 Firearms Act, which banned most fully automatic weapons. </li></ul><ul><li>The 1967 Criminal Justice Act required licenses - but not registration - for shotguns. </li></ul><ul><li>Hard on its heels, the 1968 Firearms Act consolidated existing laws and gave the Home Office the right to set fees for shotgun licenses. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Continued <ul><li>GUN crime in Britain will escalate sharply as drug gangs battle for supremacy, police experts will warn ministers after the election. Police estimate that nearly 300,000 illegal guns or replicas capable of being reactivated are now in circulation. </li></ul><ul><li>The number of firearm offences increased from 4,903 in 1997 to 6,843 last year, but ministers will be told that a particularly high surge in murders using firearms in the past 18 months will continue, with more and more criminals prepared to use weapons to defend their businesses and territory. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Australian Gun Control <ul><li>Because of the changes made to the gun control laws in 1997, 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. And now the results are in. After 12 months of banning firearms: </li></ul><ul><li>Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent; Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent; </li></ul><ul><li>Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent. </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Burglaries are up 300% (where the intruders come in while you are home and knows that you are home). </li></ul><ul><li>In the state of Victoria, homicides with firearms are up 300 percent. </li></ul>