Can Someone Explain To Me How This Is Controversial?

 

Hmm, factual reciting of history is controversial.

“In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated. In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated. I love America.”

I understand how this would be uncomfortable for some people to talk about.  But, I don’t believe this is controversial.  Apparently, Joe the plumber, or Samuel Wurzelbacher, made this video and it’s caused a hubbub.  

Oddly, the hubbub doesn’t seem to come from Turks or Germans.  BTW, I don’t believe either of the past events reflect on Turkey nor Germany, today.  Each nation with a lengthy history has a point in time where it isn’t such a proud occasion. 

I’m going to consider spheres on a plane for a bit.  But, can somebody explain to me how these simple statements are controversial?  The second amendment in this country assures the proper implementation of the first and others.

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12 Responses to Can Someone Explain To Me How This Is Controversial?

  1. omnologos says:

    the underlying question is : where does government power come from? the 2nd amendment appears to say, from the temporary renounciation by its citizens of using arms by themselves. opponents say, by the collective agreement to stay together.

    the two models couldn’t be more different

    • suyts says:

      Hmm, but, wouldn’t if be better to quote the 2nd amendment before we start talking about it? My mistake, and, mine alone.

      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.

      I should have started with this. .

  2. HankH says:

    The whole purpose of the 2nd Amendment was to ensure that the government serves the people. A disarmed people serve the government.

    Anyway, the FBI notes that increased gun ownership in recent years has decreased crime. More guns is better:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/18/gun-ownership-up-crime-down/

  3. DirkH says:

    Perfectly logical.

    Yesterday I read on a Swiss blog how a man coming home in the evening saw a burglar trying to break in to his home. Without much ado the man shot the burglar – who managed to escape.

    As far as I know, an adult Swiss man is required to own a gun, as part of the national defense.
    For some reason, no war power in the past century tried to conquer Switzerland. It just gets a little unmanageable when everybody in the country you want to conquer starts shooting at you.

    That’s also why I thought the Irak invasion by G W Bush was lunacy – not because of some aloof moral argument… but it’s just that everybody down there has an AK 47… and in fact, it became a lengthy enterprise getting that mess under control.

  4. philjourdan says:

    Ugly truth is always controversial. I find it educational, but have heard the RNC in Ohio is upset about it.

    We are doomed to repeat our mistakes of the past. Of that I no longer have any doubt.

    • DirkH says:

      I wouldn’t call it “doomed” as the pattern can be broken – know your history OR you are doomed to repeat it… meaning there IS an alternative.

  5. gator69 says:

    It is not controversial, the left is just trying to redefine another subject. Control the language and you control thought.

    This is my idea of ‘gun control’…

  6. Jason Calley says:

    Shortly before World War I, the German Kaiser was the guest of the Swiss government to observe military maneuvers. The Kaiser asked a Swiss militiaman: “You are 500,000 and you shoot well, but if we attack with 1,000,000 men what will you do?” The soldier replied: “We will shoot twice and go home.”
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig2/stagnaro5.html

    • Gail Combs says:

      Switzerland and Afghanistan have guns and mountains. Suicide for an invading force.

      • suyts says:

        Gail, welcome! How did you manage to find this old post? It’s great to hear from you! Sorry about the wait in moderation, you’re approved for comments, now, so you won’t have to wait for your comments to be posted.

        Again, welcome,

        James Sexton

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