"The measures adopted to restore public order are:
First of all, the elimination of the so-called subversive elements. ...
They were elements of disorder and subversion.
On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to
confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind.
This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy,
has given satisfactory results."
Benito Mussolini
(1883-1945) Italian dictator during WW2, founder of Italian Fascism, 'Il Duce'
Speech delivered by Prime Minister Benito Mussolini before the Italian Senate, June 8, 1923. Reproduced in Mussolini as Revealed in His Political Speeches (London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1923), pp. 308-309.
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Since Joe is bound to make some left-field comment to the effect that I appreciate Benito's methods of gun control and the exercise of totalitarian rule, I have to beat him to the punch and deny it before the fact.
 -- David L Rosenthal      
    Again, I would have normally given this a thumbs down but it works so well I gave it a 5 stars. Mussolini's ordered application of fascism worked so well is why Hitler, the Republicns, and the Democrats do so emulate him.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Someone a week or two ago made a comment about how much better off England was due to their gun bans ... read this article.
     -- Mike, Mount Holly, NC     
    ... sorry for the long link. Both lines above make up the one link.
     -- Mike, Mount Holly, NC     
    "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Any form of gun control is unconstitutional. Perhaps from center-field, but not left or right. LOL
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    The Executive branch through executive orders from the President authorizes the confiscation of weapons during an emergency -- the exact time when the ability to defend oneself is highest. One of the first things FEMA did after Katrina hit in New Orleans was to detain residents (with their hands tied behind their backs) in expensive neighborhoods while authorities went through their homes and confiscated their weapons leaving them completely defenseless against looters. The residents were then released and 'permitted' to stay in their homes. How thoughtful...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Mussolini, Clinton, -That's why I'm one of those "cold, dead hand" kind of people.
     -- Bob , Eugene, OR     
    Now that gun confiscation is being proposed from every liberal corner of the political scene, it should be remembered that this is FASCISM. Progressive liberalism my a$$.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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