Gun Control

"Gun control? It's the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I'm a bad guy, I'm always gonna have a gun." - Sammy "the bull" Gravano.

Gun control is a policy which demands that victims "lie back and enjoy it," rather than fight back, and reduce their risk of injury or death.

Criminal law scholar Herbert Weschler observed, the right of crime victims to use deadly force is based on what Weschler called the "universal judgement that there is no social interest in preserving the lives of the aggressors at the cost of those of their victims." -- Herbert Wechsler, "A Rationale of the Law of Homicide," 27 Columbia Law Review 701, 736 (1937)

Arms Control

The control of arms is not new and has its beginnings and reasons steeped in the wish of the rich and powerful to maintain control. From kings, noblemen, landowners, dictators and governments because of fear of the people. Manifested in the desire to reduce the ability of subjects and citizens to reject tyranny, unreasonable laws, excessive taxes and ideology that would be imposed. Nowhere is this more clearly expressed than the dictates of early Japanese Shoguns

"The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of these elements make difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising. Therefore, the heads of provinces, official agents, and deputies are ordered to collect all the weapons mentioned above and turn them over to the government." -- TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI, Shogun 29 August 1558

The only observable purpose of gun control is to create a criminal utopia where victims fear for their lives. While criminals benefit from a safe work environment and government can impose its will, without fear of opposition from subjects, rather than citizens.

The use of propaganda

Gun control lacks the simple basics of fact to promote its cause therefor all debate, assertions and persuasion is based on emotional pleas. No statement is made that does not include a reference to a highly emotional subject. "If just one life can be saved", "For our childrens sake", "Women will be safe"... Watch for these as they are a sure sign that the organisation making them is attempting to control you and your reactions with the use of propaganda.

Advocates of gun control, like the anti-saloon league in their campaign against alcohol, use the techniques of propaganda to promote their hatred and unnatural fears. Using governments fears of the people and desire to control and regulate. Gun control organisations have subverted the process of reasonable and sensible legislation. Such that the influences on the crime rate are completely ignored. Like the abolition of alcohol, gun control benefits criminals only. By disarming victims of crime, criminality is given a boost by making the criminal working environment safer. Criminals have a government backed guarantee that victims will be unarmed.

Junk science

Gun control advocates love to compare other countries to South Africa. Are these studies and comparisons valid? No! By far the majority fall into the classification of junk science.

Public health

Another avenue exploited is that of public health.

The study that shook the world is subject to many attacks from gun control

The attacks on John Lotts study

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