Guns, Laws, and Liberty.

The briefest post, but also the most responsible and concise one to date:


In 1775, the Shot Heard ‘Round the World was fired when General Gage was marching on the armory at Concord to confiscate all weapons from the militia in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

What is interesting about Genearl Gage’s move, is not that it was a British General confiscating American weapons, but that it was a British General confiscating weapons of British subjects. Even after the rise and domination of the citizen in politics, the example holds true to this present day.

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The National Socialist German Workers Party and the Kingdom of Italy/Italian Social Republic in the early 20th century sought to limit gun ownership, little by little, until owning a gun became illegal. What were their programs for governance and society?

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Given the result of both examples and how they were to eventually meet on the battle field of posterity decades and decades later, only begs the question, which is the right course of action? What would you rather see? A citizenry that is armed and knowledgeable of their past, or an ignorant, and fickle mass of people to be disregarded once more?

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