THE WAR ON GUN OWNERSHIP STILL GOES ON as appearing in March 1994's Guns & Ammo magazine.
Military rifles are society's "life preservers." Without them gun control can ultimately lead to mass murder.
By Jay Simkin
Advocates cannot see any harm in gun control, but it has a nasty downside. Its victims number in the tens of millions. Its downside is genocide: the mass-murder of civilians on account of religion, language, or political views. Since 1900, at least seven major genocides have occurred worldwide involving 50-60 million victims (see table).
MAJOR 20th CENTURY GENOCIDES -- THE COST OF GUN-CONTROL
Date of Perpetrator # Murdered Gun-Ctrl Source Gov. Date Target (Estimated) Law Document ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ Ottoman 1915-17 Armenians 1-1.5 Mil. 1866 Art. 166, Turky Penal Code Soviet 1929-53 Anti-Comm. 20 Million 1929 Art. 128, Union Anti-Stal. Penal Code Nazi 1933-45 Jews, 13 Million 1928 Law on Fire- Germany Anti-Nazis, arms & Ammun. & occupied Gypsies April 12, Europe Weapons Law, March 18 China 1948-52 Anti- 20 Million 1935 Arts. 186 & 7 Communists Penal Code. 1966- Pro-Reform 1976 Group Guatemala 1960-81 Mayan 100,000 1871 Decree #36 Indians 1964 Decree #283 Uganda 1971-79 Christians, 300,000 1955 Firearms Ord. Pol. Rivals 1970 Firearms Act Cambodia 1975-79 Educated 1 Million 1956 Arts. 322-328, Persons Penal Code
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The rest of this article deals with the relationship between gun control and genocide in some detail. It's very enlightening. The author cites many sources, and also shows: