Originally Posted by bella123456
I actually wrote a whole lot which didn't save...frustrating !
We know how that is. We have had that happen to us a number of times. Now we will do most of our typing under Word and then transfer it to the forum for posting this way we can also try to spell check everything that was put down.
Now back to your questions and thoughts. Yes many of what our founding fathers put down still have strong bearing in today’s society. Even if many do not want to admit it. No they could not have predicted much of the changed that we have gone through in the last 100 years that is why our document is a living document always changing and updating to fit the needs of a modern society but its underlying meaning is still being held on to and is meant to be held on to. It is foundation of our whole country.
Now for a fairly recent history lesson on the differences’ of an armed and unarmed society. No this does not cover everything but it does get the message across.
*SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN! SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT ISSUES EVERY ADULT THEY TRAIN A RIFLE. SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! Of course there is more to the story
as there always is but this makes me glad that I live where I do where I can be free to decide how I wish to live and defend my life, liberty and freedom and not have the decision made for me.
*In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
*In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
------------------------------ *Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
------------------------------ *China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
* Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
------------------------------ *Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
------------------------------ *Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
*During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade the U.S. because they knew that the majority of U.S. Citizens were ARMED!
With guns, we are 'citizens;' without them, we are 'subjects'.
You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens
The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the
people always possess arms and be taught alike,
especially when young, how to use them."
Richard Henry Lee - American Statesman, 1788
Now as for the 8 year old kid who shot himself with an UZI. Well as the statement above says they need to be taught how to use them properly. It is my guess that the father was never taught how to use the properly for if he had been then he would have known that an UZI is way to powerful a weapon for an average 8 year-old to handle. I place the blame on the father not the gun maker. Would you give any of your kids the keys to your car if they did not know how to drive or were to young to even see over the wheel much less know how to handle a vehicle?
Maybe this will help as well.
Leading Causes of Death in the United States
2002 was the last time a major study like this was preformed in the U.S. The data is compliled every 5 to 10 years. So after 2012 I shoudl be able to give you newer updated numbers.
Well if your schedule shoudl change and you find your self in our small corner of the great big world feel free to look us up. I am sure we would have a great time. If you come around the begining of March we can take you to our Houston Live stock and Rodeo show. Well ahve a great day and I hope to you have a wonderful trip. We have a lot to see up here. Hopefully one day soon we will make it down there to your neck of the world.