EDITOR'S NOTE: We have determined that portions of this letter are plagiarized from two separate sources, a YouTube video entitled "56 Million People Exterminated from Gun Control in the 20th Century" and a blog item at NewsWithViews.com by Lynn Stuter titled "Of Despots and Sheeple." We have included links to the original publications and have notified the letter writer that his work will be carefully scrutinized before any future publication in the Daily Herald and banned if another instance of plagiarism is found.
Background checks, no problem. Gun registration is a big problem. Every genocide in modern history has started with a gun registration, followed by confiscation, followed by genocide.
1929: The Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929-1953, 20 million dissidents rounded up and murdered.
1911: Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 million Christian Armenians rounded up and exterminated.
1938: Germany established gun control. From 1939-1945, 13 million Jews and others rounded up and exterminated.
1935: China established gun control. From 1948-1952, 20 million political dissidents rounded up and exterminated.
1964: Guatemala established gun control. From 1981-1984, 100,000 Mayan Indians rounded up and exterminated.
1970: Uganda established gun control. From 1971-1979, 300,000 Christians rounded up and exterminated.
1956: Cambodia established gun control. From 1975-1977, 1 million educated people rounded up and exterminated.
In the 20th Century more than 56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated by people using gun control.
The previous information is taken nearly word for word with some minor omissions and revisions from the YouTube video at this URL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAs9IGN4448
The right to keep and bear arms is not about anyone's "hunting rifle"; the right to keep and bear arms is about the right of the people to defend themselves against anyone who would attempt the taking of their rights.
Two hundred and thirty six years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, our Founding Fathers are still more intelligent and have more common sense than the anti-gun crowd. But then they knew, having suffered the tyranny of King George, that the right to keep and bear arms was imperative to the God-given right of every man, woman and child to be free of evil tyrants who walk among us.
The previous three paragraphs are taken verbatim from the article by Lynn Stuter at http://www.newswithviews.com/Stuter/stuter209.htm.