Letter: Second Amendment not just about self-defense


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 10:52 am
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"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."

That was Adolf Hitler.

Now that you have heard that, did you know that the official Chinese news agency put out a statement about a week after the Connecticut shooting. America should get rid of all it's guns.

The Second Amendment is not just about self-defense. It is also about the people being able to defend themselves against a government that has become tyrannical.

If you want to see how much gun control does to prevent violence look at the most violent cities in this country and see what their laws are like.
Take Chicago, one of the top five for violence and also has some of the most strict gun laws in the country. If you want another example, when Australia banned guns, violent crime went up.

One letter on this subject stated that in a perfect world we would not need guns and if we got rid of all the guns we would be on our way to a perfect world.

We don't live in a perfect world. We live in a world of street gangs, mentally unbalanced people, career criminals, and countries that would love to invade us and take over.

One last thought, if I wanted to, I could buy the equipment for not much money to manufacture guns in my garage.

If we outlaw guns, organized crime will start manufacturing them.

Jim Brooks,
East Moline

















 



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