"Who today still speaks of the extermination of the Armenians?" -- Adolf Hitler, 1939.
Disarmed Armenians being marched by Turkish soldiers, April, 1915.
The Armenian Genocide . . . was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects inside their historic homeland which lies within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. The total number of people killed as a result has been estimated at between 1 and 1.5 million. The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day Ottoman authorities rounded up and arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. The genocide was carried out during and after World War I and implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and subjection of army conscripts to forced labour, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly and infirm on death marches leading to the Syrian desert. Driven forward by military escorts, the deportees were deprived of food and water and subjected to periodic robbery, rape, and massacre. Other indigenous and Christian ethnic groups such as the Assyrians and the Ottoman Greeks were similarly targeted for extermination by the Ottoman government, and their treatment is considered by many historians to be part of the same genocidal policy. The majority of Armenian diaspora communities around the world came into being as a direct result of the genocide. -- Wikipedia.
Over a million Armenians murdered by their own government. That's what happens when you let the government require you to register your arms. They then know who has them and where they are. Then they will pass a new law, requiring you to turn in all weapons to the local armory for "safekeeping". After that it's a simple matter to round up the "undesirables" and get rid of them. It's only a short boxcar ride to the ovens.
Hitler killed over 13 million Jews Gypsies and other undesirables.
Stalin, made Hitler look like a amateur. Over 50 million exterminated.
Mao, over 40 million.
And on and on. The one thing they all had in common was total gun control. Just like the gun haters want here. We must fight them at every turn to retain our God given right to bear arms.
We must utilize the 4 boxes of liberty.
The Soapbox, spread the word to all of your friends and relatives. Tell them to pass it along to all of their friends and so forth.
The Ballot box, do your best to vote the gun haters out of office. Some of them, Like Finestien and Schumer are so entrenched they will be re-elected by their followers over and over. Get the word out on every one you can. right down to the local level. If they don't support the Constitution, as written, they need to go.
The Jury box, sue the bastards. They pass a anti-gun law, file suit on Constitutional grounds. It's a hard and expensive road to go alone. This is where organizations like the NRA and the 2nd Amendment Foundation come in. Along with your state affiliate organizations. Look at the city of Chicago. They have fought for their gun control laws and as a result, they have written some very large checks to 2AF and the NRA for legal fees. Hit them where it hurts, in the wallet. I know it is the taxpayers that get stuck with the bill, maybe it will open some eyes.
The Bullet box, hopefully it will never come to that. But it's there and if they keep over stepping their bounds, it might become necessary.