“Drawing the Line”
Anyone who believes in the adage that “those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it” can certainly apply that cliché to present day rabid calls to disarm the American public. The anti-gun movement will by all means necessary deny that this is their intended goal. These deceivers will claim that they are in favor of 2nd Amendment Rights while unleashing politicians who are no more than pit bulls looking to sink their fangs into law abiding American gun owners. They introduce legislation that whittles away ever so slowly the means by which firearms owners can self-defend against a tyrannical government and armed criminals who wish to murder, rape and plunder. This method of “death by a thousand cuts” has been skillfully employed by repressive governments throughout world history.
Between 1915-1917 Turkey disarmed its citizens (in the name of “public safety”) and then murdered 1.5 Armenians.
Between 1929-1953 Russia disarmed its citizens (in the name of “public safety”) and then murdered 20 million Russians.
Between 1948-1952 China disarmed its citizens (in the name of “public safety”) and then murdered 20 million Chinese.
Between 1939-1945 Germany disarmed its citizens (in the name of “public safety”) and then murdered 16 million Jews and millions more Christians.
Cambodia, Guatemala, Uganda and many other totalitarian governments followed the same pattern in first deceiving, disarming and then slaughtering their own citizens who opposed their form of governance.
It’s ironic that in today’s America we have a radically left movement determined to first restrict the rights of law-abiding American gun owners and then slowly ramp up their demands with the intended end result of confiscating their firearms.
They employ the very same malevolent techniques as their totalitarian Communist and Nazi predecessors either on a purposeful level or are just simply ignorant of history, acting as handmaids to those with evil intent. In either case, they go about the goal of ultimate gun confiscation under the guise of “public safety”. Sound familiar?We must never relent to this evil in whatever form it presents itself in. We must stand firm in securing and maintaining the means by which we can defend ourselves, our families and our beloved nation. Scoff if you wish. I’ll bet that people in those countries never thought it could happen to them…. until it did. This is a juncture in our history where we can never compromise or back down upon our God given rights to self-defense. This is where we must strengthen our resolve and remain firm by “Drawing the Line”.
Vince Ansel from Phoenix, Arizona joined RidersUSA in 2010. He is Politically Conservative, a Military Combat Vet, Husband, Father and Grandpa. Being relentless in preserving traditional values and our God given Constitutional Rights is core to his values. He accepts life's many challenges with grace, dignity and determination. Rides a 2005 Harley Davidson Fatboy.