The Numbers Speak For Themselves
By John Hay Rabb
All Firearms Will Eventually Be Banned in America
Despite anti-gun propaganda, the U.S. murder rate is nowhere near that of many other countries.
Here's a pop quiz for you: Which country in the world has the highest murder rate? If you said the United States, you would be wrong, but your error would certainly be excusable. The incessant drumbeat from the mainstream media and anti-gun groups serves to perpetuate the canard that the U.S. is the bloodiest free-fire zone on earth. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In his article "America: The Most Violent Nation?" researcher David C. Stolinsky shows conclusively that there are a number of countries with higher murder rates than the U.S. This information comes from the United Nations report "The 1996 Demographic Yearbook." The report lists the murder rates in some 86 countries. There are more than 200 countries in the world, and more than 100 did not provide murder-rate data to the U.N. Even so, the Yearbook opens a fascinating window on the failure of gun-control laws around the world.
The connection between murder rates and gun control is quite clear. The vast majority of murders are committed with firearms. Therefore, it is possible to determine if there is any sort of correlation between gun laws and murder rates in selected countries.
Gun laws, like all laws, should be evaluated to determine if they meet accepted measures of success. Gun-control advocates contend that gun laws reduce murders as well as other gun crimes. An examination of this proposition shows conclusively that gun laws fail to reduce murder rates in many countries. Therefore, they fail to meet the fundamental measure of success and should be amended or repealed.
A 1997 Justice Department report on murders in the U.S. shows that our country has a murder rate of seven victims per 100,000 population per year. There are a number of well-known examples of countries with more liberal gun laws and lower murder rates than the U.S. One is Finland, with a murder rate of 2.9. Israel is another example; although its population is heavily armed, Israel's murder rate is only 1.4. In Switzerland, gun ownership is a way of life. Its murder rate is 2.7.
By contrast, consider Brazil. All firearms in Brazil must be registered with the government. This registration process can take anywhere from 30 days to three months. All civilian handguns are limited in caliber to no more than 9mm. All rifles must fire handgun ammunition only. Brazilians may only buy one gun per year. At any one time, they may only have in their possession a maximum of six guns: two handguns, two rifles and two shotguns. To transport their guns, citizens must obtain a special police permit. CCW permits are available but are rarely issued.
Therefore, it should not be a revelation to anyone that Brazil has a thriving black market in guns. Virtually any type of gun is available, for a price. Incidentally, Brazil's murder rate is 19 victims per 100,000 population per year.
In Cuba, Fidel Castro controls every aspect of life with an iron hand, including gun ownership. Castro remembers well how he and his rag-tag armed Communist rebels overthrew the government of Fulgencio Batista and set up a Communist dictatorship. An armed populace is threatening to a repressive government. Still, somebody in Cuba is obtaining guns and using them to murder fellow citizens. Cuba's murder rate is 7.8.
The former Soviet state of Lithuania is now an independent democratic country. But it still retains some vestiges of Stalinism. Lithuania's citizens must obtain a police permit to buy a gun. All guns are registered with the government. Somehow these restrictions are not deterring the criminal element; Lithuania has an unenviable murder rate of 11.7.
Gun control in Mexico is a fascinating case study. Mexican gun laws are simply draconian. No civilian may own a gun larger than .22 caliber, and a permit is required to buy one. All guns in Mexico are registered with the Ministry Of Defense. Guns may not be carried in public, either openly or concealed.
Mexican authorities seem to take a particular delight in arresting and imprisoning unwitting Americans who are not familiar with Mexican gun laws. Americans may not bring legal guns or ammunition into Mexico. Possession of even one bullet can get you thrown in a medieval Mexican prison. The State Department says that at any one time there are about 80 Americans imprisoned in Mexico for minor gun crimes. The State Department even went so far as to issue a special notice to U.S. gun owners, warning about harsh Mexican gun laws. Americans are allowed to hunt in Mexico, but they must first obtain a permit from the Mexican Embassy or a Mexican Consulate before taking their hunting rifles south of the border.
Mexico's murder rate is an eye-popping 17.5. Mexican authorities are fond of blaming the high murder rate on firearms smuggled across the border from the United States. Nonsense. The U.S. has many more personal guns than Mexico, yet our murder rate is far lower than Mexico's. It is Mexico's absurd gun laws that prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves against illegally armed criminals.
Guns are effectively outlawed in Russia. Private handgun ownership is totally prohibited. A permit is required to purchase a long gun. All guns are registered with authorities. When transporting a long gun, it must be disassembled. Long guns may only be used for self-defense when the gun owner is on his own property. By the way, Russia's murder rate is a staggering 30.6.
It is surprising to learn that there is gun trouble in the tropical paradises of Trinidad and Tobago. Here a permit is required to purchase a gun. All guns are registered with the police. In spite of (or perhaps because of) these restrictions, Trinidad and Tobago together have a murder rate of 11.7.
In all fairness, it must be noted that many of the countries with high murder rates have governments and cultures very different from our own. Even so, the fundamental measure of gun-control success still applies. The countries I have discussed, along with many others, have gun laws that are more restrictive than U.S. laws, yet their murder rates exceed the U.S. murder rate. These laws clearly do not meet the fundamental measure of success, which is ultimately to save lives.
What anti-gunners all over the world fail to understand is that people everywhere are basically the same in one important respect. They are determined to protect themselves and their families. If their governments will not allow them to have firearms for self-defense, then they may obtain guns illegally, even at the risk of harsh punishment. It is a natural human response to danger.
Try as they might, Sarah Brady and her bunch will never be able to defeat man's primal instinct to protect himself and his family through whatever means necessary. This fundamental human truth may offer some small measure of comfort to law-abiding gun owners around the world. END
Adolf Hitler Saw the
Utmost Importance of Gun Confiscation
in Order to Conquer His Subjects!
"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."
SOURCE: Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitler's Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, Second Edition (1973), Pg. 425-426. Translated by Norman Cameron and R. H. Stevens. Introduced and with a new preface by H. R. Trevor-Roper. The original German papers were known as Bormann-Vermerke.
—Quotes To Make Us Think—
“The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.” —William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
“Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.” —Frederick Douglass
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).” —Ayn Rand
“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” —Thomas Jefferson
“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves.” —D. H. Lawrence (1885-1938)
“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” —Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965), American Broadcast Newsman
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” —James Madison
“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” —Thomas Jefferson
“No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue.” —George Mason (1725-1792), drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, ally of James Madison and George Washington
“What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” —Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President Source: in a letter to William S. Smith, 13 November 1787
“Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.” —Jean Jacques Rousseau
Guns and illegal drugs are not the problem, government sponsored gangs (organized crime) is the problem. In the world of street gangs—cash, guns and drugs are what it's all about!
GUN REGISTRATION IS A PRELUDE TO CONFISCATION!!!
When a country has The Right to Bear Arms, They are Citizens, When a nation is disarmed they become subjects.
Every modern nation of the world including England, Western Europe, Australia, Russia, China, Japan and Canada has virtually disarmed their citizens.
Only in America with its 250 million + guns could a substantial resistance be mounted against this Satanic System.
In Order To Prevail, Satan's Advocates Must
Eliminate This Threat Of Resistance
Global Disarming of The Nations is A Published
Goal of Koffe Aman, Sec-General of United Nations
And he has his eyes on America when he states this.
Today there is a growing movement In America for Gun Control spearheaded by The Democratic Party and The Platform of Clinton/Gore/Clinton.
For a systematic disarmament of the US citizenry, including:
Limiting the number of guns that an individual can purchase -- for example — one gun per month.
Licensing and registering all guns on a national database, updated yearly.
Amending the U.S. Constitution to remove
"The Right to Bear Arms."
Those who oppose Gun Control maintain that the above laws will do little to reduce gun violence.
Their concern is that these laws will lead to zero new purchases of guns, and that unfair licensing will prohibit the majority of people from passing a test to own a gun. They believe that gun ownership will be banned and that the national data-base will be used for house to house sweeps and confiscation of all guns.
Hitler disarmed Germany before the people were subjugated.
Stalin did the same in Russia as did Mao in Communist China.
Although the political and social conditions in today's United States are radically different, the principle remains the same: a disarmed public can offer no resistance, when the government has all the weapons and the people have none.
Guns Are Worthless Without Ammunition!
(and the New World Order knows it)
New Government Initiative Would Circumvent Second Amendment By Targeting Ammunition Not Guns
- Albany County’s ammunition sales law is way out of step
- Schwarzenegger signs ammunition sales bill
- Gun sales spike after election
- Toronto Cops Confiscate Guns in “Safe-city Initiative”
- Law to limit ammunition before Oakland council
- Ammunition Accountability: Maybe we’d better take this bill seriously
- Judge Rules CA Handgun Ammunition Law Unconstitutional
- Department of Homeland Security Investigating Large Ammunition Purchases
- Gun and Ammunition Sales Skyrocket
- USA Gun Owners Buy 14 Million Plus Guns In 2009 – More Than 21 of the Worlds Standing Armies Combined
- EPA Considering Ban on Traditional Ammunition
- Indiana Official: “Use Live Ammunition” Against Wisconsin Protesters
"Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal."
—U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, December 1993
THIS WILL BE THE FATE OF AMERICA!
Evils in Government | Police State USA!
The Numbers Speak For Themselves
"Nobody should be owning a gun which does not have a sporting purpose." -U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno
"Gun registration is not enough." -U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno on "Good morning America," December 10, 1993
"If we stuck to the Constitution as written, we would have: no federal meddling in our schools; no Federal Reserve; no U. S. membership in the U.N.; no gun control; and no foreign aid. We would have no welfare for big corporations, or the "poor"; No American troops in 100 foreign countries; no NAFTA, GATT, or "fast-track"; no arrogant federal judges usurping states rights; no attacks on private property; and no income tax. We can get rid of most of the cabinet departments, most of the agencies, and most of the budget. The government would be small, frugal, and limited." -CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL
The Police State is Here Folks!