Death by “Gun Control”
Why must all decent non-violent people fight against “gun control”? Why is the right to keep and bear arms truly a fundamental individual right? You can find the answers in this new book.
People frequently ask why we are so dedicated to our cause? This book answers that question by collecting the key facts and arguments in one place.
People have asked us to present the whole JPFO argument in one place. We have done it. Available now in an easy-reading format and a handy size, the new book is entitled Death by Gun Control: The Human Cost of Victim Disarmament.
The message is simple: Disarmed people are neither free nor safe – they become the criminals’ prey and the tyrants’ playthings. When the civilians are defenseless and their government goes bad, however, thousands and millions of innocents die.
Professor R.J. Rummel, author of the monumental book Death by Government, said: “Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth.” For power to concentrate and become dangerous, the citizens must be disarmed.
What disarms the citizens? The idea of “gun control.” It’s the idea that only the government has the right to possess firearms, and that citizens have no unalienable right to use force to defend against aggression.
Death by Gun Control carefully examines the “gun control” idea: its meaning, its purposes, its effects. It comes in many forms, but in every form it enables the evildoers and works against righteous defense.
The Mother of All Stats
The Human Cost of “Gun Control” Ideas
|The Genocide Chart © JPFO.org 2002|
|Government||Dates||Targets||Civilians Killed||“Gun Control” Laws||Features of Over-all “Gun Control” scheme|
|Ottoman Turkey||1915-1917||Armenians (mostly Christians)||1-1.5 million||Art. 166, Pen. Code, 1866 & 1911 Proclamation, 1915||• Permits required •Government list of owners •Ban on possession|
|Soviet Union||1929-1945||Political opponents; farming communities||20 million||Resolutions, 1918 Decree, July 12, 1920 Art. 59 & 182, Pen. code, 1926||•Licensing of owners •Ban on possession •Severe penalties|
|Nazi Germany & Occupied Europe||1933-1945||Political opponents; Jews; Gypsies; critics; “examples”||20 million||Law on Firearms & Ammun., 1928 Weapon Law, March 18, 1938 Regulations against Jews, 1938||•Registration & Licensing •Stricter handgun laws •Ban on possession|
|China, Nationalist||1927-1949||Political opponents; army conscripts; others||10 million||Art. 205, Crim. Code, 1914 Art. 186-87, Crim. Code, 1935||•Government permit system •Ban on private ownership|
|China, Red||1949-1952 1957-1960 1966-1976||Political opponents; Rural populations Enemies of the state||20-35 million||Act of Feb. 20, 1951 Act of Oct. 22, 1957||•Prison or death to “counter-revolutionary criminals” and anyone resisting any government program •Death penalty for supply guns to such “criminals”|
|Guatemala||1960-1981||Mayans & other Indians; political enemies||100,000- 200,000||Decree 36, Nov 25 •Act of 1932 Decree 386, 1947 Decree 283, 1964||•Register guns & owners •Licensing with high fees •Prohibit carrying guns •Bans on guns, sharp tools •Confiscation powers|
|Uganda||1971-1979||Christians Political enemies||300,000||Firearms Ordinance, 1955 Firearms Act, 1970||•Register all guns & owners •Licenses for transactions •Warrantless searches •Confiscation powers|
|Cambodia (Khmer Rouge)||1975-1979||Educated Persons; Political enemies||2 million||Art. 322-328, Penal Code Royal Ordinance 55, 1938||•Licenses for guns, owners, ammunition & transactions •Photo ID with fingerprints •License inspected quarterly|
|Rwanda||1994||Tutsi people||800,000||Decree-Law No. 12, 1979||•Register guns, owners, ammunition •Owners must justify need •Concealable guns illegal •Confiscating powers|
When the gun prohibitionists quote a statistic about how many people are killed by firearms misuse, the discussion sometimes bogs down into whose crime stats to believe and how to count crimes vs. the defensive firearm uses. Death by Gun Control works on a level that nobody can dispute: documented world history.
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