"Of course, the proponents of political tyranny are usually well-motivated. Those who enacted the gun-registration law in California point to criminals who have used semiautomatic weapons to commit horrible, murderous acts. But the illusion -- the pipe dream -- is that bad acts can be prevented by the deprivation of liberty. They cannot be! Life is always insecure. The only choice is between liberty and insecurity, on the one hand, and insecurity and enslavement on the other. The true patriot scrutinizes the actions of his own government with unceasing vigilance. And when his government violates the morality and rightness associated with principles of individual freedom and private property, he immediately rises in opposition to his government. This is why the gun owners of California might ultimately go down in history as among the greatest and most courageous patriots of our time."
by:
Jacob G. Hornberger
(1950- ) American author, journalist, politician, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Source:
Gun Control, Patriotism and Civil Disobedience, Pamphlet published by International Society for Individual
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Registration is a the precursor to confiscation (it has no other purpose). And if we look at history, confiscation is the precursor to genocide.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Recent history shows that the Nazis used gun registration to eventually confiscate the registered guns and execute their owners.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Extremely well said ! I was in LA during a riot when certain individuals guarded their and their neighbor's property from roof tops and anywhere else they could - heavily armed (semi-auto, auto, and more) The fascist police would not do anything about it.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Gun control in germany began after WW1 with the weimar republic not with nazi Germany

    this trope has been debunked many times, do your research 

    Yes in 1938 jews were banned from owning weapons but many had left germany by then 

    to say that the 200 thousand jews left in Germany could have stopped hitler's so called final solution is just more NRA BS 

    i believe in the second amendment, i own a gun, i also believe in facts and the truth , don't spread falsehoods to defend your position on gun rghts 


     -- Ralph, Port st lucie     
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    Ralph, where did you get your truth and facts? Your spelling is a little off also. Six million is not spelled 200 thousand. The term "many" is an arbitrary figure that doesn't begin to describe the number of Jews that left and/or stayed. The U.S.'s policy at the time was to block any Jews that wanted to migrate. Growing up, my parents had "many" friends that survived the camps (tattooed numbers and all). I've heard personally at least 10 different individuals stories - in detail, of the atrocities. To a person that I spoke with, all said they were taught that their social responsibility was to do what the government told them to do. The same societal message is strongly adhered to by Jews in today's hard core Woke Progressive jurisdictions. All of the six million would not have fought back even if each and every would have had automatic weapons; AND, you are partially correct, the Weimar Republic did have a gun control but the Nazi's all out ban was much more severe.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The sooner you drop your weapons the sooner you will pick up your wits.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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    (-: Nit — "wits" are inseparably the dupes of an elitest class, slavery, poverty, violence and theocracies of mental illness. :-) Those who chose civil applications of individual sovereignty, inalienable rights, liberty, natural law, justice, peace and prosperity accept the personal responsibility of weapon ownership.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Only criminals make use of firearms.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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    Law abiding citizenry carry with them their belief in humanity. 
    They bring with them, at all times, the belief that a reasonable solution is always attainable. They know a nonviolent alternative is there. Law abiding citizens have no use for firearms. Law abiding citizens believe in win/win solutions.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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    https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/faculty_scholarship/1327/
     -- Ralph, Port st lucie     
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    Shooting someone can never be an answer.  Firearms are not liberty at all.  They are form of mind constriction.  They are the reflection of a very immature, limited mentality with not the least semblance of creativity.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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