I know there is a lot of talk about gun control, the U.S. Government is being urged by lobbyists to step in and address the second amendment. And on the surface it seems to make sense to ban the carrying of weapons. A lot of bad people went to America because they could legally carry guns and then proceed with illegal acts of violence. The Mafia were in the influx from Italy, and the Taliban and Muslim extremists soon followed.
But the facts throw up some interesting points for consideration, For instance, Switzerland has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world, but then consider this, Switzerland’s government trains every adult they issue a rifle to. Hard to believe that Switzerland issues every household a gun, but they have the lowest gun related crime rate. Here are some more interesting facts to be found in gun history;
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
That is a lot of extermination, 56 million people, of course it is impossible to say that without gun control they would all have survived.
For those who haven’t heard, Washington State have just passed both these new laws , on the same day: Gay marriage and legalized Marijuana.
The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect Biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says
“If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.”
It seems the theologians just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before.
Wether you agree or disagree with these two sets of facts, it is interesting.