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- Eloquent reply to those defeatists who believe that the 2nd Amendment provides no protection from the armed might of a tyrannical government
"My friend Aaron Zelman, one of the founders of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, once told me:
"If every Jewish and anti-nazi family in Germany had owned a Mauser rifle and twenty rounds of ammunition AND THE WILL TO USE IT, Adolf Hitler would be a little-known footnote to the history of the Weimar Republic."
By Mike Vanderboegh (submitted by Steve from San Fransisco)
- Hidden agenda behind left-wing support for "gun control"
"The US Constitution's great gift to the cause of international democracy is contained in its first three words. The rest of [the Constitution] can go.... Checks and balances, separation of powers, and the rest would have to defend themselves in the court of democratic opinion, something they have never had to do since ratification. All would be considered guilty until proven innocent." Thus writes Daniel Lazare, a well-known leftist writer."
Counterpunch.com (courtesy of ZB from Des Moines)
- United Nations involved with effort to abolish private gun ownership?
"The United Nations will not
dictate domestic gun control for
any nation," the [anonymous State Department]official told WorldNetDaily. "They can
make recommendations and
nations can act on those
recommendations as they see
fit, but we will never have the
United Nations telling countries
what they should do."
Questioned about specific
recommendations, he replied,
"Those are just
recommendations -- and
surprisingly, a number of
countries, including the U.S.,
take them up on those
recommendations. In fact, we
support all 24 of those
WorldNetDaily, 12-7-99. From MB in NM.
- "The myth of "cop-killer" bullets
When properly wearing the appropriate body armor, not one law enforcement officer has
ever been killed by a handgun bullet penetrating their vest. The National Institute of Justice
(NIJ) certifies three levels of body armor. The most commonly worn, Level IIA, offers
realistic protection against all .22, .25, .32, .380, and .38, caliber handgun ammunition, against
most 9mm, .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and .44 Magnum handgun ammunition and
against 000 buck shotgun pellets. Level II and Level IIIA armor protects from even greater
threats including 12 gauge shotgun slugs and the "hottest" .44 Magnum rounds.
"Cop-killer" bullets are a myth born from media hype and nurtured by unrealistic Hollywood
portrayals and the deliberately misleading claims of the anti-gun lobby. An objective, rational
look at the facts quickly separates the myth from the reality."
By Police Officer Mike Casey (from AG in DC)
- Scholarly, authoritative explication of handgun statistics
"By the same token it was highly misleading to cite "guesstimates" by Detroit, Los Angeles and New York City police officers of the number of criminals civilians were killing there in the mid-1960s without mentioning the availability from the Chicago Police Department of complete and official figure showing that for decades the numbers of lawful defensive homicides by civilians had generally equalled the numbers by police and lately were tending to outnumber them by as much as 3-1."
Don B. Kates, Jr., AMERICAN J. OF CRIM. LAW, v. 18, (1991)
- Exceptionally well-reasoned, well-researched, well-presented analysis of the 2nd Amendment
"Many police officers work difficult, stressful jobs for many years. Ordinary citizens, if they find
themselves under stress, can simply retreat back to their houses or apartments. Since Dixon argues that
too many ordinary, non- criminal citizens lack the emotional stability to be trusted with handguns, how
can handgun possession be defended for a group of people who are under significantly higher
emotional stress than ordinary people? Not only are police misuses of firearms in the line of duty far
from uncommon, police misuse of guns outside the line of duty is all too frequent. When an off-duty
New York City policeman fires a gun, one time out of four the firing will be an accident, a suicide, or
an act of frustration.  The rate of substantiated crimes perpetrated by New York City police officers
is approximately 7.5 crimes per year per thousand officers. The number of New York police criminal
incidents alleged is 112.7."
David B. Kopel, Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Volume 12, 1993
- BOYCOTT CITIBANK
"A new corporate policy at
Citibank, one of the largest
corporate banks in the world,
prohibits "maintaining accounts
for businesses that deal in
weapons," according to a letter
sent from the Las Vegas branch
of Citibank to a local pistol club
- Citibank's duplicitous hypocricy continues
"...since WorldNetDaily first reported this story, many readers have e-mailed WND saying they called Citibank to object to the policy, only to be told that the allegation in WorldNetDaily's story was untrue. This response, of course, contradicts Citibank's official admission to WorldNetDaily regarding its 'longstanding' no-gun-business policy."