|Hey Gang! Let's talk about Gun Control!
Sometime around 376AD, the Visigoths crossed the Danube River in order to escape the slavery of the invading Huns. This put them on Roman soil. They asked and received sanctuary from Emperor Valens. One of the conditions was the surrender of all of their weapons (sword control?). They agreed. The Visigoths found they had jumped from the frying pan into the fire. They were kept at near starvation levels and treated as sub-human. They eventually started trading their children to the Romans for a little dog meat.
Not all of the Visigoths had been so trusting and had hidden caches of weapons. Using these "illegal arms", they revolted, killing Emperor Valens, freeing themselves from slavery and causing the Romans major headaches.
The moral of this little tale? Weapons control didn't work then and it ain't gonna work now.
And now for a little history where gun control did work:
October 25, 1956
April 15, 1775 - The Battle of Lexington and Concord
The outcome of this one is a little different. You see, the Colonist had guns. Because of that one fact, we are American citizens and not British subjects today. I intend to remain an American citizen.
In case American schools no longer teach all of the facts, the British Army had been sent to Lexington under orders to disarm the colonist. Like any good emperor, king, queen, dictator, absolutist or autocrat knows, the populace is easier to control if they don't have guns/weapons.
The man who owns a gun is a citzen. The man who doesn't is a subject.
What? You don't agree with what I have written here? Hey, no problem. This is America and in America we have the freedom to disagree with each other. You have the freedom to put up your own web site that defines your idea's and thoughts about gun control. You can even post false statistics about how hundreds of children are being killed daily on the streets of America by guns or how certain types of ammunition and assualt weapons are killing hundreds of peace officers. This is your right as an American Citizen.
Just remember, when all of the guns are gone, only the peace officers, military and criminal element will have guns. With that in mind, let me ask you a question. In the most recent war, did you order the troops into comat? Maybe your Aunt May in Vermont?
America, stop being idiots and think! Please!