From my cold, dead fingers…

In a victory for freedom, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has overturned the DC gun ban.  A “victory for freedom” is no exaggeration, either.  Throughout history gun bans and gun laws have been used to take rights from people, and deliver them to the hands of despots. 

Of course, it’s silly to have to repeat it because the Second Amendment is clear as day, but scholarly leftists are somehow able to extract a different meaning than ordinary people.  So let’s take a look for ourselves…

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Just how more UNambiguous could you get?

Now that our rights have been established (the peoples’ rights, not those of the State) here’s a glimpse of what gun control is really about…

This quote is one of my favorites – it really needs no follow up:

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.
–Adolph Hitler

Just remember that one of the first things Hitler did, was make it illegal for Jews (or any political opponent) to possess a gun.

Let’s look at another tyrant… Mussolini solidified his power by, you guessed it, disarming the public. The most telling thing about Mussolini’s use of public disarmament was that it was done under the guise of protecting people. The 1931 law was called the Public Safety Act. Sounds familiar, eh?

How about this… More than three quarters of a million people were systematically exterminated in Rwanda in the 90’s. Guess what preceded the slaughter? You guessed it – disarmament. The Hutu government confiscated every firearm it could, and then armed it’s own militias, who went on an 800,000 person killing spree.

George Mason said it best when he said:

To disarm the people (is) the best and most effectual way to enslave them…

Let’s hope that the Supreme Court affirms this victory for freedom.

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