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gun control = mass murder Victim Disarmament

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Gun control is racist
Criminals love gun control Criminals prefer defenseless victims

Victim Disarmament is the more accurate name for what some call "Gun Control".  It is a government policy that attempts to deny the most basic of human rights, that of self-defense and defense of loved ones.

Victim Disarmament is an enabler for murder, torture, rape, mutilation, political terror, and other crimes.

This site highlights some of the more dramatic and tragic results of "gun control", with the goal of illustrating the folly and mendacity of governments (national and local) that render their citizens defenseless by law, then cravenly fail to protect those same citizens -- or indeed, embark on a policy of actively terrorizing them.

Also highlighted are some of the many success stories where "gun control" has been curtailed (or, in some cases, never really implemented) -- resulting in less violence, and fewer victims of either crime or political terror.

There are many embedded links in the text below, in addition to other sites that are highlighted specifically.  There is also a separate Links section at the end of this page.

Please also visit this site's Philosophy & FAQ Page, which among other things suggests what you can do to make a difference.

Thanks to
Oleg Volk's RKBA Page
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England more dangerous than US due to lack of guns, says historian The case of Linda Riss
The UK 'homicide' rate is measured differently from that in the US.  So is the UK rate really 'lower' ?
Dr Susanna Gratia Hupp
Private gun ownership as the only workable way to deter genocide? The Racist Origins of US Gun Control
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
Dial 911 (or 999) and Die
Guns in Schools US Women who support Firearms Ownership
Does legal possession of handguns deter massacre-type shootings? In US, crime rates decrease where legal gun own/carry are permitted
Is it more dangerous to use a gun in self-defense than other means? A Gun Massacre in Switzerland -- How can that be?
Quotes Suggested Reading Links

Articles & References
England more dangerous than US due to lack of guns
...Says historian Joyce Lee Malcolm

This article, and the book it discusses, cover most "gun control" issues that tend to come up in conversation.  Focus is mainly (but not exclusively) on the UK, going back 400+ years, and up to the present day.

The notion that the UK is currently a low-crime paradise (in city or countryside) is, to put it mildly, a pleasant fantasy.

The UK 'homicide' rate is measured differently than that in the US.  So is it really 'lower' ?
 The UK is often cited as having a "lower homicide rate" than the US, which is credited to heavy restrictions on guns in the UK.  But is this really the case?

In the US, the general term for one person killing another, under any circumstances, is homicide.  In the UK, it's homicide only if there was a conviction.

Considering that not all trials result in a conviction, and the serious problem the UK has with witness intimidation and jury tampering, it seems likely that the actual UK homicide rate, in US terms, is higher than it appears.

Something else to consider is that other forms of crime (measured more conventionally) are considerably higher in the UK than in the US, and that the UK has the highest crime rates in Europe.
The Dunblane Massacre Resource Page
(also includes much info on general RKBA issues in the UK)

Private gun ownership as the only workable way to deter genocide?
It's hard to terrorize minorities (Jews, Rwandans, White Zimbabweans, US Blacks, UK Muslims, etc) if they're armed.  This is why those who wish to terrorize minorities have so often worked to disarm them.

One example is the laws that were formerly passed in parts of the US to make it harder for blacks to own guns, thus making it safer for the likes of the KKK to terrorize them.

Some other examples:

Hitler's Germany took gun licenses away from owners with Jewish names... then, later from everyone else but his henchmen.  We're all familiar with the results.

The Serb-dominated Yugoslav army confiscated registered firearms from Croats and Bosnians before rounding them up for "ethnic cleansing". The list goes on.

Anyone who feels these examples comprise a "gun-control" legacy to be proud of, please stand up.

I make the same suggestion for anyone with a better idea of how to prevent genocide.,2933,65889,00.html

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO)
Some people who understand the truth of "gun control" as an enabler for genocide
Linda Riss
Ms Riss is a woman who repeatedly requested a pistol permit from the NYC police, to deter a man who was stalking her.  They refused, but also refused to provide her any protection.

Ultimately, the stalker had acid thrown in her face, disfiguring and partly blinding her.  "If I can't have you, I'll fix you so no one else will want you either."

How often have we heard of similar threats (many of them carried out) ?

Why is it considered moral (by some) to deny these women an effective means to deter these violent attackers?
Dr Susanna Gratia Hupp
Dr Gratia Hupp is a woman who found herself unarmed during the Luby's Restaurant mass shooting during 1991.  She'd recently stopped carrying a pistol in her purse, due to the fact that it was illegal under local law at the time.

She saw her parents (and many others) killed in front of her own eyes, realizing that if she'd been armed that day she would very likely have been able to stop the massacre.

Her efforts following this incident led to a change in local law (Texas) to permit licenced carry of pistols, and similar changes in law in many other US states over subsequent years.  These changes coincided with a steady drop in crime in these states (overall crime in the US is now lower than that in the EU.)

Dr Gratia Hupp is now a US Congressman.

(the anti-gun folks are strangely silent on this and the Linda Riss case)
US Women who support Firearms Ownership
Criminals love gun control

NRA Women

Criminals prefer defenseless victims
Guns in US Schools
Once upon a time, US schoolchildren were able to bring their guns to school for target shooting, as part of official school activities.  School shootings were rare to nonexistent.

Swiss schoolchildren are able to do this to the present day; Switzerland has historically enjoyed one of the lowest crime rates (and numbers of shootings) anywhere in the world.

During the 70's and 80's, laws were passed in the US banning guns on school grounds nationwide.  Suddenly, particularly during the 1990's, there was a rash of school shootings, culminating in the infamous Columbine Massacre.

Many have asked whether if the school principal, a teacher, or even the janitor had been armed (illegal under the federal laws in question), the shooters might have been stopped early, or deterred entirely.  Armed teachers have stopped school shootings more than once.

The same questions might be asked of the Dunblane and Hungerford massacres in the UK.

The frightening story of what happened to one high-achieving student who advocated these ideas to a teacher:
  (Not the first time the notion of "mentoring" has been abused, in order to punish someone who expresses "incorrect" ideas.)
Is it more dangerous to use a gun in self-defense than other means?
A criminology study based on FBI statistics says that guns are the LEAST dangerous, and most effective, means of self-defense.  Most notably, the use of a gun is 4 times LESS likely to result in injury to the victim than non-resistance.
Dial 911 (or 999) and Die
What all too often happens when people are prevented from defending themselves legally, by a state that then fails to offer them any protection either.

Live is worth protecting
(The cover illustration says it all, in my opinion)

Jury Hears Murder Victim's Screams (Metro, UK)

He's Killing Me, Victim Told Police in 999 Calls
(Evening Standard, UK)

Police accused of waiting too long over barbecue shootings
(Daily Telegraph, UK)

Defenseless in DC
The Racist Origins of US Gun Control
Is this something to be proud of?

Another matter the anti-gun folks are remarkably silent on.
The Lott & Mustard study, University of Chicago
This study describes a definitive comparison of crime rates in each US county over a 15-year period, showing drops in crime when guns are made easier to get and in particular easier to carry

Strangely, the U of Chicago has started charging folks to download this paper.  I'm certain this has nothing at all to do with the Chicago city council having banned guns outright in Chicago years ago (except for council members of course.)  As we all know, politics in the US never interferes with academic freedom...

and some related statistics:
Does legal possession of handguns deter massacre-type shootings?
An earlier study from Lott with data addressing this question. The answer appears to be yes, there is a deterrent effect.)
A Gun Massacre in Switzerland -- How can that be?
One of the very few gun massacres ever to happen in modern Switzerland occurred in a district where a "progressive" new law heavily restricted the legal use of of guns (unlike most of the rest of Switzerland.)

When a lone gunman started shooting, his victims couldn't shoot back.  How progressive is that?

Are we surprised at this result?

And finally...

I'd like to see someone in the EU government answer the question of why, if it's OK for Czechs, Finns, Swiss, Norwegians, and the residents of 33 US states to be armed (all places with lower crime than the UK), it's not OK for UK residents?

And in the US:  why is gun ownership and carry OK for citizens of New Hampshire and Vermont (where crime is low), but severely restricted in neighboring Massachusetts and nearby New York (where crime is high) ?

Why is carry OK in Virginia, but gun ownership completely prohibited in higher-crime Washington DC (frequently the highest murder rate in the US) ?

This not just a US or UK issue, but (as seen above) an issue of global human rights.

For one person's straightforward response to the 'logic' of the above situations, click here


"Liberty lives in the hearts and minds of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it."

  -- Judge Learned Hand

"An unarmed people are either enslaved, or subject to slavery at any given time."

  -- Huey P Newton

"Gun Control? It's the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I'm a bad guy, I'm always gonna have a gun. Safety Locks? You will pull the trigger with a lock on, and I'll pull the trigger. We'll see who wins."

-Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, Mafia turncoat, asked about gun control in an interview in Vanity Fair

And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?

The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

-- Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, "The Gulag Archipelago"

Suggested Reading
Guns and Violence - The British Experience - Dr Joyce Lee Malcolm
Amazon link and review(s)
Koba the Dread - Martin Amis
Amazon link and review(s)
In the Court of the Red Tsar - Simon Sebag Montefiore
Amazon link and review(s)
Defying Hitler (History of a German) - Sebastian Haffner
Amazon link and review(s)
The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy - David B Kopel
Amazon link and review(s)
Armed and Considered Dangerous - James D. Wright, Peter H. Rossi
Amazon link and review(s)
Lost Rights - James Bovard
Amazon link and review(s)
The Gulag Archipelago - Alexandr Solzenitsyn
Amazon link and review(s)  (surely this one needs no introduction?)
Shot in the Dark - Victim Disarmament Archives
Oleg Volk's RKBA Page
Numerous historical, statistical and research references regarding "gun control" and its alternatives.  Includes links to anti-gun sites.
Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA)
US Law Enforcement Officers (allied with citizens) in support of gun ownership
Gun Owners of America (GOA)
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO)
The NRA's Eddie Eagle Program (firearm safety training for children)
NRA firearm safety training for adults
NRA Women
The 2nd Amendment Sisters
Dunblane Massacre Resource Page
Rich collection of data, analysis and opinion on RKBA issues in the UK
The Great British Gun Ban Con (personal site, many statistical refs)
The Firearms Coalition
Neal Knox -- the man Charlton Heston couldn't silence!
ProTell - The Swiss Pro- Gun Rights Organization
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