People use to call gun rights activists paranoid. “When will the government turn on you? THIS IS AMERICA!”. Yea, this IS America. 

Yee’s strange love affair with banning guns reminds me of homophobic Republicans who almost always turn out to be gay themselves.

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A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
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. 

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 

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. Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! 

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’. 


During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! 


If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. 

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! 

IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. 


Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people~




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shut the fuck up don’t you fucking dare use my ancestors as props in your fucking second amendment bullshit campaign. fuck you please go feel horrible

"Your" ancestors are "my" ancestors, as well. 
Armenians were disarmed and then disbanded and then disemboweled. 
This isn’t opinion, this is fact. The fact that you are completely ignorant pains me. Your ancestors suffered and you’ve learned nothing from it. Actually it’s much worse than that. You’re doing them a disservice, you’ve let them lose their lives in vain by supporting the very laws and ideas which led to the murder of 1.5 million innocent “ancestors”. 
You should be ashamed of yourself. Your support of gun control might as well be support for the Young Turks and heir bloody genocide. You might as well get into a time machine, go back and slaughter your own great great grandparents with your own misguided, ignorant hands. 
The only person to survive on my father’s side was my great grandfather, who lost 7 brothers and sisters, and his son, my grandfather. 30 years later, in 1945, my grandfather moved back to USSR controlled, gun-control heavy Eastern Armenia to help ignite a revolution and win back the historic lands as well as the freedom of the Armenians but the Soviets tossed him into Siberia for over a decade where they tortured him until he lost the use of his legs. This is real history, not some liberal-bias, fantasy bullshit. 
Only a fool would think that shining light on the tragic history of the oppressed is to use them as a prop. You are that fool. 
Now you go feel horrible. 

Overall death count due to Marxism and gun control is 220,000,000 and counting.  Yet American liberals want to point out the evils of a “few” million under Hitler.  Next time they do, give them that number. 
Liberal hypocrites (communists) have caused the most death and suffering than all other groups in history COMBINED.   

Read a real history book. Gun control doesn’t mean raking your fucking guns and away. Its about preserving the rights of Americans whilist making the country for citizens. Also, it wasn’t Marxism or Communism that killed those people. Megalomaniacal despots used those rhetorics in order to to entice and activate the masses to do their will, while they turned their back on those same people. Mao, Stalin, Polpot, and others used communism as a vehicle to enact policies that would support their totalitarianism.
Turn off the fucking TV and learn some real history.

Also, Gun Control wasn’t eve enacted in Armenia. The Turkish army ordered a mass exodus and SLAUGHTERED men women and children under the guise of recruiting them to fight in the Balkans. Fuck you. Don’t use the genocide to further your bullshit propaganda machine.

Armenia was a part of the Ottoman empire, you idiot. It was the Young Turks and the ottoman government that forced the Armenians to disarm. 
That’s just like Florida being a part of the USA (which is a union of 50 nation-states) and the USA enacting gun control, removing gun ownership from all Floridians both in the Florida region and in the USA and then going through and rounding up and killing all Floridians… 
Now that that’s a bit more clear for your feeble brain, let’s all take a minute to laugh out loud at the rest of your idiotic statements. 
Good day, sir. 


Apparently, I’m going to have to lay some intellectual ass-kicking today. 
God damn, I hate stupid people. 

No. There was no Armenia in the Ottoman Empire. The Armenians were considered a Minority group within The Ottoman Empire. There was no Armenia prior to The end of World War II. Even afterwards, they struggled to be recognized as an independent nation. 

Armenia has existed since 2492 BC. They’ve dated the Armenian civilization as far back as 4000 BC! 
A tribe led by Hayk defeated Bel and the Babylonians in 2492BC and the tribe settled the region. Armenians call themselves Hye (after Hayk) and call their land Hayastan (which translates to land of the Hye). What’s known as “Armenia”, how the rest of the world refers to the nation, was first referenced in Persian texts as old as ~500 BC. 
From biblical history: Hayk was a direct dissident of Noah, who’s Ark is supposedly nestled in the Ararat mountains. I don’t believe in the godly aspects of the bible, but the history of the book is pretty accurate. 
Armenia/Hayastan, like almost every nation of that region, has expanded, contracted, been absorbed and annexed by other surrounding nations for thousands of years. Some nations survived this long (Armenia, Persia, Babylon) and others disappeared (Assyria comes to mind). While Armenia’s independence has come and gone, the lands, dialect, culture and the idea of the nation still survives, and has done so for something between 5,000 and 7,000 years. 
But yes, Armenia was founded in 1992 because you’re ignorant. 

What you think you’re talking about is when the The Ottoman Government disarmed the Armenians within the military.  This happened in the first few months of 1915, before they began arresting the prominent members of the Armenian community. 

Yes and no. it was not just within the military. Prominent members of the Ottoman society who were Armenian we disarmed, stripped of office or jobs and assets.
Two of my Great-great grandfathers were of those men. On my dad’s side, my family is literally split in two because once the “laws” were in place, they recognized what was coming next and they decided to sell the businesses for pennies on the dollar and run. one side ended up in France, the other in Syria. 

Armenians struggled for political recognition as far back has the 1840s.  What you are referring to happened prior to World War I, but you are still wrong.  The Armenians in the Ottoman empire were never allowed to have guns, nor were they allowed to serve in the military, or hold any public service jobs.  

The first act of Armenian genocide was in 1894. Armenians use April 24th, 1915 as the day of mourning because that’s the day the Armenian leadership was rounded up and citizens were hanged in the streets and the full on assault against Armenians began. Between 1894 and 1915, in 1908, the Young Turks took over the empire. Armenians thought that the killings would stop, but instead, the Young Turks administration brought with it more hate and nationalism. The acts of violence and the laws against being a non-Turkish citizen (especially a Christian citizen) got much worse. 
It was not “never”. At a certain point, Armenians in the Ottoman empire owned guns. After the rise of the Young Turks and the laws barring gun ownership, Armenians asked the Russians to send guns and resources, which they did. 
During the genocide, many Armenians did fight back, but it was with “illegally” obtained weapons. But it was very little to no use. Out numbered and certainly out-gunned. 

Also, they reneged on those terms several times in attempts to get the Armenians to help during the Crimean war, and in numerous Balkan conflicts.  

Armenians helped the Turks many times over, acting as a pro-Ottoman buffer zone in battles. Armenians were led to believe they were a part of the ottoman empire. It was the Ottoman alliance with the Germans in WWI that did not sit well with Armenians. They feared that they were on the wrong side of the war and that the Allies along with the powerful Russians would inflict catastrophic losses. 
Turks felt this resentment and once they discovered Russian guns and weapons hidden in Armenian cities within the Ottoman empire, they gave orders to “clean” out any remaining Armenian. 

Turkish nationalism and national identity are unique in how they developed. Prior to the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire between 1908 and 1922, the people of Turkey identified themselves simply as Muslims. The idea of being a “Turk” or “Turkish” was superseded by the omnipresent Islamic-Ottoman influence that considered the governing body, cultural identity, and religious practice intrinsic.  The identification of a person by lineage or ethnicity contradicted Muslim unification.  The Ottoman Empire was a multinational state and the task of preservation prevented Turkey from subscribing to a national identity. As the empire’s seat of power, Turkey was responsible for uniting various communities and ethnic groups under the banner of the Islamic-Ottoman rule. While the world around them began fostering nationalistic ideas, Turkey was preoccupied with the preservation of the Ottoman Empire.  As a result Turkish people came to the idea of nationalism relatively late in comparison to the French, American and German movements. This late arrival caused anxieties within Turkish society that led to the aggressive pursuit of national interests, culminating in hostility toward outside national groups.  The Tanzimat era (1839-76) began with the secularization of the Ottoman Government in 1839, an opportunity to establish religious equality, modernize education and military, and otherwise save the Ottoman Empire.  Since 1514 Turkish Armenia existed as Christian millet within the Ottoman Empire. Millets were the only acceptable social divisions within the empire, and each was defined as an inferior religious community. The Turks, by the morals and traditions of Islam, considered themselves a tolerant ruling class, yet tolerance hinged on the assumption that other millets remained inferior.  While religious tolerance was part of the reformation on paper, in practice the reform was widely ignored.  In 1856 The Treaty of Paris ended the Crimean war and pressured the Empire to enforce the 1839 decree. Again the promise for reform was ignored, causing Armenians to campaign for foreign intervention.  After the Russo-Turkish war in 1878, the sixteenth article of the Treaty of San Stefano urged the Porte to “…carry out, without further delay, the ameliorations and reforms demanded by the local requirements in the provinces inhabited by the Armenians, and to guarantee their security against the Kurds and Circassians. The article appeared again, verbatim in the 1878 Treaty of Berlin.  The same year the Ottomans formed a parliament and constitutional body consisting of 286 legislative seats, allowing for 139 non-Turks to represent the empire’s various nationalities.  When it seemed like true equality and reformation would finally happen, Sultan Hamid II suspended the constitution and evoked absolute rule. 

Yes.. do go on… what happened next? Why didn’t they stop him…?

Compounding the frustration of repressed nationalism, the perceived insult of reformation, growing poverty, dwindling population and the pressure of rapid modernization, the Ottoman-Turks found themselves losing dominance in society. Armenian Christians successively found themselves the subject of discrimination under the rule of Muslims: forbidden from military service, barred from governmental positions, forced to pay taxes from which Muslims were exempt, and unable to bear arms.  

…OHHHH look at that. They weren’t able to stop Abdul Hamid because HE TOOK AWAY THEIR GUNS!!!!
The Armenians took to long to act and re-arm. They should have protested and nullified and kept their weapons, but they did not. Or at least not soon enough, as I’ll explain later on. 

They were able to gain some autonomy through education and commerce, but still faced opposition in the full realization the 1878 promises. The true animosity stems from here specifically; the struggle of the Ottoman-Islamic empire to survive and maintain power amongst a burgeoning nationalistic population demanding fulfillment of promises past.

NO.
The “true" animosity stems from the the Hamidian Massacres, in 1894 to 1986, between 80,000 and 300,000 Armenians were slaughtered. 
The Armenians should have know that soon as Hamid seized the government, took away rights and power from Armenains and began to “question” the loyalty of Armenians, they were in trouble.
It was the “Armenian Question”. 

That was half a decade before the first real massacres took place. Armenians were of the richest and smartest in all of the ottomans. They had the knowledge and the means, they just failed to act soon enough.

Let me drop some reading material on ya, bud. 
Akcam- From Empire to republic
Kalaycioglu, -Turkish Dynamics
Nalbadian, L.-The Armenian Revolutionary movement
Bobelian-Children of Armenia.
Fisk-The Great War for Civilization
Balakian The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response 

I’ve read most of those and then some. I’m an Armenian, I went to Armenian school, I visit Armenia regularly and conduct business there. My grandfather was a revolutionary who moved back to Armenia in 1946 in a Re-Pat movement to free it from the Soviets. In 1947 he found himself in a Siberian cage. He spent the next 12 years there in isolation. 
Peter is a family friend and I’ve read both Tigris and Black Dog of Fate. Raffi Hovannisian is also a close friend of my family. My uncle and I are helping Raffi’s son and his friend work on a full feature film about the Armenian genocide. You don’t have to “drop” reading material on me. I’ve done the reading, the studying, the traveling and the thinking. 
I’ve come to the conclusion that the Armenians did not act soon enough. They should have resisted in 1890’s or perhaps even sooner when what they were promised (more liberty/freedom) was never delivered.



ON to the point- there exists a delusional sentiment that the government has the ability and gumption or willingness to actually disarm the citizens. No, thats not going to happen. 





But they are doing that. Right now. In California, in New York and in Connecticut. They aren’t just banning guns, they are confiscating them! This is just the start. 





Gun control means protecting the rights of Citzens, while also increasing awareness and education of firearms while attempting to keep weapons out of the hands that don’t need them. 



"Gun control" means "trigger discipline" and "muzzle direction awareness". 
Since when is taking away a natural right from a citizen the same as “protecting” their rights? What kind of broken logic is that? 

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A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

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. 

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 

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. 
Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! 

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’. 
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! 
If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. 

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! 

IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. 

Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.
You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people~
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shut the fuck up don’t you fucking dare use my ancestors as props in your fucking second amendment bullshit campaign. fuck you please go feel horrible

"Your" ancestors are "my" ancestors, as well. 

Armenians were disarmed and then disbanded and then disemboweled. 

This isn’t opinion, this is fact. The fact that you are completely ignorant pains me. Your ancestors suffered and you’ve learned nothing from it. Actually it’s much worse than that. You’re doing them a disservice, you’ve let them lose their lives in vain by supporting the very laws and ideas which led to the murder of 1.5 million innocent “ancestors”. 

You should be ashamed of yourself. Your support of gun control might as well be support for the Young Turks and heir bloody genocide. You might as well get into a time machine, go back and slaughter your own great great grandparents with your own misguided, ignorant hands. 

The only person to survive on my father’s side was my great grandfather, who lost 7 brothers and sisters, and his son, my grandfather. 30 years later, in 1945, my grandfather moved back to USSR controlled, gun-control heavy Eastern Armenia to help ignite a revolution and win back the historic lands as well as the freedom of the Armenians but the Soviets tossed him into Siberia for over a decade where they tortured him until he lost the use of his legs. This is real history, not some liberal-bias, fantasy bullshit. 

Only a fool would think that shining light on the tragic history of the oppressed is to use them as a prop. You are that fool. 

Now you go feel horrible. 

Overall death count due to Marxism and gun control is 220,000,000 and counting.  Yet American liberals want to point out the evils of a “few” million under Hitler.  Next time they do, give them that number. 

Liberal hypocrites (communists) have caused the most death and suffering than all other groups in history COMBINED.   

Read a real history book. Gun control doesn’t mean raking your fucking guns and away. Its about preserving the rights of Americans whilist making the country for citizens. Also, it wasn’t Marxism or Communism that killed those people. Megalomaniacal despots used those rhetorics in order to to entice and activate the masses to do their will, while they turned their back on those same people. Mao, Stalin, Polpot, and others used communism as a vehicle to enact policies that would support their totalitarianism.

Turn off the fucking TV and learn some real history.

Also, Gun Control wasn’t eve enacted in Armenia. The Turkish army ordered a mass exodus and SLAUGHTERED men women and children under the guise of recruiting them to fight in the Balkans. Fuck you. Don’t use the genocide to further your bullshit propaganda machine.

Armenia was a part of the Ottoman empire, you idiot. It was the Young Turks and the ottoman government that forced the Armenians to disarm. 

That’s just like Florida being a part of the USA (which is a union of 50 nation-states) and the USA enacting gun control, removing gun ownership from all Floridians both in the Florida region and in the USA and then going through and rounding up and killing all Floridians… 

Now that that’s a bit more clear for your feeble brain, let’s all take a minute to laugh out loud at the rest of your idiotic statements. 

Good day, sir. 

Apparently, I’m going to have to lay some intellectual ass-kicking today. 

God damn, I hate stupid people. 

No. There was no Armenia in the Ottoman Empire. The Armenians were considered a Minority group within The Ottoman Empire. There was no Armenia prior to The end of World War II. Even afterwards, they struggled to be recognized as an independent nation. 

Armenia has existed since 2492 BC. They’ve dated the Armenian civilization as far back as 4000 BC! 

A tribe led by Hayk defeated Bel and the Babylonians in 2492BC and the tribe settled the region. Armenians call themselves Hye (after Hayk) and call their land Hayastan (which translates to land of the Hye). What’s known as “Armenia”, how the rest of the world refers to the nation, was first referenced in Persian texts as old as ~500 BC. 

From biblical history: Hayk was a direct dissident of Noah, who’s Ark is supposedly nestled in the Ararat mountains. I don’t believe in the godly aspects of the bible, but the history of the book is pretty accurate. 

Armenia/Hayastan, like almost every nation of that region, has expanded, contracted, been absorbed and annexed by other surrounding nations for thousands of years. Some nations survived this long (Armenia, Persia, Babylon) and others disappeared (Assyria comes to mind). While Armenia’s independence has come and gone, the lands, dialect, culture and the idea of the nation still survives, and has done so for something between 5,000 and 7,000 years. 

But yes, Armenia was founded in 1992 because you’re ignorant. 

What you think you’re talking about is when the The Ottoman Government disarmed the Armenians within the military.  This happened in the first few months of 1915, before they began arresting the prominent members of the Armenian community. 

Yes and no. it was not just within the military. Prominent members of the Ottoman society who were Armenian we disarmed, stripped of office or jobs and assets.

Two of my Great-great grandfathers were of those men. On my dad’s side, my family is literally split in two because once the “laws” were in place, they recognized what was coming next and they decided to sell the businesses for pennies on the dollar and run. one side ended up in France, the other in Syria. 

Armenians struggled for political recognition as far back has the 1840s. 
What you are referring to happened prior to World War I, but you are still wrong.  The Armenians in the Ottoman empire were never allowed to have guns, nor were they allowed to serve in the military, or hold any public service jobs.  

The first act of Armenian genocide was in 1894. Armenians use April 24th, 1915 as the day of mourning because that’s the day the Armenian leadership was rounded up and citizens were hanged in the streets and the full on assault against Armenians began. Between 1894 and 1915, in 1908, the Young Turks took over the empire. Armenians thought that the killings would stop, but instead, the Young Turks administration brought with it more hate and nationalism. The acts of violence and the laws against being a non-Turkish citizen (especially a Christian citizen) got much worse. 

It was not “never”. At a certain point, Armenians in the Ottoman empire owned guns. After the rise of the Young Turks and the laws barring gun ownership, Armenians asked the Russians to send guns and resources, which they did. 

During the genocide, many Armenians did fight back, but it was with “illegally” obtained weapons. But it was very little to no use. Out numbered and certainly out-gunned. 

Also, they reneged on those terms several times in attempts to get the Armenians to help during the Crimean war, and in numerous Balkan conflicts.  

Armenians helped the Turks many times over, acting as a pro-Ottoman buffer zone in battles. Armenians were led to believe they were a part of the ottoman empire. It was the Ottoman alliance with the Germans in WWI that did not sit well with Armenians. They feared that they were on the wrong side of the war and that the Allies along with the powerful Russians would inflict catastrophic losses. 

Turks felt this resentment and once they discovered Russian guns and weapons hidden in Armenian cities within the Ottoman empire, they gave orders to “clean” out any remaining Armenian. 

Turkish nationalism and national identity are unique in how they developed. Prior to the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire between 1908 and 1922, the people of Turkey identified themselves simply as Muslims. The idea of being a “Turk” or “Turkish” was superseded by the omnipresent Islamic-Ottoman influence that considered the governing body, cultural identity, and religious practice intrinsic.  The identification of a person by lineage or ethnicity contradicted Muslim unification.  The Ottoman Empire was a multinational state and the task of preservation prevented Turkey from subscribing to a national identity. As the empire’s seat of power, Turkey was responsible for uniting various communities and ethnic groups under the banner of the Islamic-Ottoman rule. While the world around them began fostering nationalistic ideas, Turkey was preoccupied with the preservation of the Ottoman Empire.  As a result Turkish people came to the idea of nationalism relatively late in comparison to the French, American and German movements. This late arrival caused anxieties within Turkish society that led to the aggressive pursuit of national interests, culminating in hostility toward outside national groups.  The Tanzimat era (1839-76) began with the secularization of the Ottoman Government in 1839, an opportunity to establish religious equality, modernize education and military, and otherwise save the Ottoman Empire.  Since 1514 Turkish Armenia existed as Christian millet within the Ottoman Empire. Millets were the only acceptable social divisions within the empire, and each was defined as an inferior religious community. The Turks, by the morals and traditions of Islam, considered themselves a tolerant ruling class, yet tolerance hinged on the assumption that other millets remained inferior.  While religious tolerance was part of the reformation on paper, in practice the reform was widely ignored.  In 1856 The Treaty of Paris ended the Crimean war and pressured the Empire to enforce the 1839 decree. Again the promise for reform was ignored, causing Armenians to campaign for foreign intervention.  After the Russo-Turkish war in 1878, the sixteenth article of the Treaty of San Stefano urged the Porte to “…carry out, without further delay, the ameliorations and reforms demanded by the local requirements in the provinces inhabited by the Armenians, and to guarantee their security against the Kurds and Circassians. The article appeared again, verbatim in the 1878 Treaty of Berlin.  The same year the Ottomans formed a parliament and constitutional body consisting of 286 legislative seats, allowing for 139 non-Turks to represent the empire’s various nationalities.  When it seemed like true equality and reformation would finally happen, Sultan Hamid II suspended the constitution and evoked absolute rule. 

Yes.. do go on… what happened next? Why didn’t they stop him…?

Compounding the frustration of repressed nationalism, the perceived insult of reformation, growing poverty, dwindling population and the pressure of rapid modernization, the Ottoman-Turks found themselves losing dominance in society. Armenian Christians successively found themselves the subject of discrimination under the rule of Muslims: forbidden from military service, barred from governmental positions, forced to pay taxes from which Muslims were exempt, and unable to bear arms.  

OHHHH look at that. They weren’t able to stop Abdul Hamid because HE TOOK AWAY THEIR GUNS!!!!

The Armenians took to long to act and re-arm. They should have protested and nullified and kept their weapons, but they did not. Or at least not soon enough, as I’ll explain later on. 

They were able to gain some autonomy through education and commerce, but still faced opposition in the full realization the 1878 promises. The true animosity stems from here specifically; the struggle of the Ottoman-Islamic empire to survive and maintain power amongst a burgeoning nationalistic population demanding fulfillment of promises past.

NO.

The “true" animosity stems from the the Hamidian Massacres, in 1894 to 1986, between 80,000 and 300,000 Armenians were slaughtered. 

The Armenians should have know that soon as Hamid seized the government, took away rights and power from Armenains and began to “question” the loyalty of Armenians, they were in trouble.

It was the “Armenian Question”. 

That was half a decade before the first real massacres took place. Armenians were of the richest and smartest in all of the ottomans. They had the knowledge and the means, they just failed to act soon enough.

Let me drop some reading material on ya, bud. 

Akcam- From Empire to republic

Kalaycioglu, -Turkish Dynamics

Nalbadian, L.-The Armenian Revolutionary movement

Bobelian-Children of Armenia.

Fisk-The Great War for Civilization

Balakian The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response 

I’ve read most of those and then some. I’m an Armenian, I went to Armenian school, I visit Armenia regularly and conduct business there. My grandfather was a revolutionary who moved back to Armenia in 1946 in a Re-Pat movement to free it from the Soviets. In 1947 he found himself in a Siberian cage. He spent the next 12 years there in isolation. 

Peter is a family friend and I’ve read both Tigris and Black Dog of Fate. Raffi Hovannisian is also a close friend of my family. My uncle and I are helping Raffi’s son and his friend work on a full feature film about the Armenian genocide. You don’t have to “drop” reading material on me. I’ve done the reading, the studying, the traveling and the thinking. 

I’ve come to the conclusion that the Armenians did not act soon enough. They should have resisted in 1890’s or perhaps even sooner when what they were promised (more liberty/freedom) was never delivered.

ON to the point- there exists a delusional sentiment that the government has the ability and gumption or willingness to actually disarm the citizens. No, thats not going to happen. 

But they are doing that. Right now. In California, in New York and in Connecticut. They aren’t just banning guns, they are confiscating them! This is just the start. 

Gun control means protecting the rights of Citzens, while also increasing awareness and education of firearms while attempting to keep weapons out of the hands that don’t need them. 

"Gun control" means "trigger discipline" and "muzzle direction awareness". 

Since when is taking away a natural right from a citizen the same as “protecting” their rights? What kind of broken logic is that? 

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A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
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. 

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 

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. Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! 

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’. 


During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! 


If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. 

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! 

IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. 


Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people~




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shut the fuck up don’t you fucking dare use my ancestors as props in your fucking second amendment bullshit campaign. fuck you please go feel horrible

"Your" ancestors are "my" ancestors, as well. 
Armenians were disarmed and then disbanded and then disemboweled. 
This isn’t opinion, this is fact. The fact that you are completely ignorant pains me. Your ancestors suffered and you’ve learned nothing from it. Actually it’s much worse than that. You’re doing them a disservice, you’ve let them lose their lives in vain by supporting the very laws and ideas which led to the murder of 1.5 million innocent “ancestors”. 
You should be ashamed of yourself. Your support of gun control might as well be support for the Young Turks and heir bloody genocide. You might as well get into a time machine, go back and slaughter your own great great grandparents with your own misguided, ignorant hands. 
The only person to survive on my father’s side was my great grandfather, who lost 7 brothers and sisters, and his son, my grandfather. 30 years later, in 1945, my grandfather moved back to USSR controlled, gun-control heavy Eastern Armenia to help ignite a revolution and win back the historic lands as well as the freedom of the Armenians but the Soviets tossed him into Siberia for over a decade where they tortured him until he lost the use of his legs. This is real history, not some liberal-bias, fantasy bullshit. 
Only a fool would think that shining light on the tragic history of the oppressed is to use them as a prop. You are that fool. 
Now you go feel horrible. 

You DO realize that in the case of the Armenians, Armenian separatists were funded by Russian agents to cause havoc for the Ottomans, right? And that the re-settlement program was a heavy-handed solution to the problem and disarmament was a punishment for rebel activity that was already in place?
So the argument that the lack of gun control will assure that a people will remain safe is not applicable to that case. Shit, I doubt it can be applied to Nazi Germany either when the sole PURPOSE of gun control was to limit the power of a specific ethnicity. Gun control today, in instances we needn’t worry, are for other reasons than that.

"This isn’t opinion, this is fact"Yet manages to get his facts wrong. Goddamn the irony is too sweet. First, to say that the Japanese didn’t invade the mainland U.S. because of its armed civilian population is stupid for two reasons. First, they did invade the U.S. (Aleutian Islands).


I didn’t realize that an island is considered “mainland US”, but please, do tell me more about twisted words and crooked facts that you know so much about!


Second, the quote you’re thinking of (a rifle behind every blade of grass), was spoken by Admiral Yamamoto, who was a radical within in the Japanese military. His words didn’t carry much weight since he was often opposed to the majority. 


Because flying planes into boats and taking your own life is not radical… 


The Japanese high command would have had no problem dealing with armed American civilians. They had conquered China, a place that had experienced so much war that it’s armed populace had tangible, and intense military experience, which cannot be said for the Americans at the time. The Japanese had taken half of India, home to the world’s fiercest warrior cultures. The Japanese took the Philippines, again home to men and women accustomed to war. Americans would not have been any more formidable than any nation that Japan had already conquered. The Japanese didn’t set a firm date for the invasion of mainland U.S. simply out of the logistical problems in supporting such an invasion. 


Japan did not conquer China. They took over islands and small portions of China. China, by the way, during WWII was weak and nearly insignificant. It was not the China we know of today. I know your childish brain can’t fathom this fact so let me help you out. Stop trying to twist facts around to fit your false narrative. 
Japan did NOT conquer India. They took over Burma and advanced to the Indian border but India and the British defeated them. 
The Japansese did help with the INA, but that’s too long of a story for here and it’s worth wasting my time on you. 


Saying that gun control in Nazi Germany lead to 13 million deaths is, again, a dumbass statement. A lot of that 13 million were from occupied nations, i.e. the ones that could and did try to defend themselves, but were overwhelmed anyways. And, overall, gun control was laxed in Germany under the Nazis. Except for a small number of minorities, gun control was more lax than say, in modern-day California.


#1, I didn’t write this, it was from a Facebook post, as indicated.
#2, Gun control was not “laxed” during the Nazi era of Germany. Gun control regulations were increased, especially for those minorities which the gov’t was, at that time, secretly targeting for future extermination. 
#3, California having stricter gun-control that Nazi-Germany is not something that should be a selling point. That doesn’t make Nazi Germany look better, it makes California look worse. 
I also don’t know if that statement is true or not or if it’s even an objective one that can be refuted. judging by how wrong your other statements have been… well, I’ll just leave it at that. 


And in the Soviet Union? Guns were proliferated by the government.


FOR GOVERNMENT USE. 


The armed proletariate won them the revolution, and they knew the armed proletariate would win them the next conflict. Stalin implemented a civilian marksmanship program, to train up snipers and sharpshooters.


Civilians were not armed. Those who were trained and armed were controlled by the government to exterminate opposition from within the country. 

THAT’S THE EXACT POINT I’M MAKING HERE!


Within Ukraine, weapons were prolific, due to their rural lifestyle, (just look at how quickly the Ukrainian partisans organized themselves), but you know what? 


Are you talking about the EuroMaiden riots? 
If so, don’t be silly. Ukraine ranks 84th out of 178 in gun ownership per 100,000. That’s almost literally the middle. 


A gun can’t directly help you when you’re starving. The 10+ million Ukrainians that were killed during the Holodomor weren’t “rounded up,” they perished from starvation. 


Yes, a gun can’t help you if you’re starving… UNLESS YOU USE IT TO HUNT AN ANIMAL. 
Who mentioned Ukraine in the first place? It wasn’t me and it wasn’t the facebook post. It was you. Do people die from things other than guns? Of course they do. Millions died during the dust bowl. Millions in Africa die do to starvation. Millions of people have died due to cars. Why you would even throw this random fact it there besides the fact that you have nothing else to use as facts is besides me. What does the starvation of people in Ukraine have to do with the necessity of gun control?
Again, another completely irrelevant “fact” cited by you and yet you still can’t support your own point, which isn’t even that clear to being with. 





Hot damn, that’s a bunch of hot arguments, much better too see intelligent arguments in use instead of a bunch of jargon and name-calling. But the question is, would you allow a woman to carry a gun, so that she may defend herself from attackers and rapists, instead of being taught how to run away and to piss yourself  so the rapist loses interest? I would not want anyone to do such a humiliating thing when they have the right to protect themselves from those who wish to do them harm.

Exactly. Don’t be a victim, be a gun owner. 

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swedebeast:

sugashane:

mafattiee:

sugashane:

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

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. 

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 

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. 
Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! 

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’. 
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! 
If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. 

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! 

IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. 

Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.
You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people~
Reblogging from Facebook

shut the fuck up don’t you fucking dare use my ancestors as props in your fucking second amendment bullshit campaign. fuck you please go feel horrible

"Your" ancestors are "my" ancestors, as well. 

Armenians were disarmed and then disbanded and then disemboweled. 

This isn’t opinion, this is fact. The fact that you are completely ignorant pains me. Your ancestors suffered and you’ve learned nothing from it. Actually it’s much worse than that. You’re doing them a disservice, you’ve let them lose their lives in vain by supporting the very laws and ideas which led to the murder of 1.5 million innocent “ancestors”. 

You should be ashamed of yourself. Your support of gun control might as well be support for the Young Turks and heir bloody genocide. You might as well get into a time machine, go back and slaughter your own great great grandparents with your own misguided, ignorant hands. 

The only person to survive on my father’s side was my great grandfather, who lost 7 brothers and sisters, and his son, my grandfather. 30 years later, in 1945, my grandfather moved back to USSR controlled, gun-control heavy Eastern Armenia to help ignite a revolution and win back the historic lands as well as the freedom of the Armenians but the Soviets tossed him into Siberia for over a decade where they tortured him until he lost the use of his legs. This is real history, not some liberal-bias, fantasy bullshit. 

Only a fool would think that shining light on the tragic history of the oppressed is to use them as a prop. You are that fool. 

Now you go feel horrible. 

You DO realize that in the case of the Armenians, Armenian separatists were funded by Russian agents to cause havoc for the Ottomans, right? And that the re-settlement program was a heavy-handed solution to the problem and disarmament was a punishment for rebel activity that was already in place?

So the argument that the lack of gun control will assure that a people will remain safe is not applicable to that case. Shit, I doubt it can be applied to Nazi Germany either when the sole PURPOSE of gun control was to limit the power of a specific ethnicity. Gun control today, in instances we needn’t worry, are for other reasons than that.

"This isn’t opinion, this is fact"

Yet manages to get his facts wrong. Goddamn the irony is too sweet. 

First, to say that the Japanese didn’t invade the mainland U.S. because of its armed civilian population is stupid for two reasons. First, they did invade the U.S. (Aleutian Islands).

I didn’t realize that an island is considered “mainland US”, but please, do tell me more about twisted words and crooked facts that you know so much about!

Second, the quote you’re thinking of (a rifle behind every blade of grass), was spoken by Admiral Yamamoto, who was a radical within in the Japanese military. His words didn’t carry much weight since he was often opposed to the majority. 

Because flying planes into boats and taking your own life is not radical… 

The Japanese high command would have had no problem dealing with armed American civilians. They had conquered China, a place that had experienced so much war that it’s armed populace had tangible, and intense military experience, which cannot be said for the Americans at the time. The Japanese had taken half of India, home to the world’s fiercest warrior cultures. The Japanese took the Philippines, again home to men and women accustomed to war. Americans would not have been any more formidable than any nation that Japan had already conquered. The Japanese didn’t set a firm date for the invasion of mainland U.S. simply out of the logistical problems in supporting such an invasion. 

Japan did not conquer China. They took over islands and small portions of China. China, by the way, during WWII was weak and nearly insignificant. It was not the China we know of today. I know your childish brain can’t fathom this fact so let me help you out. Stop trying to twist facts around to fit your false narrative. 

Japan did NOT conquer India. They took over Burma and advanced to the Indian border but India and the British defeated them. 

The Japansese did help with the INA, but that’s too long of a story for here and it’s worth wasting my time on you. 

Saying that gun control in Nazi Germany lead to 13 million deaths is, again, a dumbass statement. A lot of that 13 million were from occupied nations, i.e. the ones that could and did try to defend themselves, but were overwhelmed anyways. And, overall, gun control was laxed in Germany under the Nazis. Except for a small number of minorities, gun control was more lax than say, in modern-day California.

#1, I didn’t write this, it was from a Facebook post, as indicated.

#2, Gun control was not “laxed” during the Nazi era of Germany. Gun control regulations were increased, especially for those minorities which the gov’t was, at that time, secretly targeting for future extermination. 

#3, California having stricter gun-control that Nazi-Germany is not something that should be a selling point. That doesn’t make Nazi Germany look better, it makes California look worse. 

I also don’t know if that statement is true or not or if it’s even an objective one that can be refuted. judging by how wrong your other statements have been… well, I’ll just leave it at that. 

And in the Soviet Union? Guns were proliferated by the government.

FOR GOVERNMENT USE. 

The armed proletariate won them the revolution, and they knew the armed proletariate would win them the next conflict. Stalin implemented a civilian marksmanship program, to train up snipers and sharpshooters.

Civilians were not armed. Those who were trained and armed were controlled by the government to exterminate opposition from within the country. 

THAT’S THE EXACT POINT I’M MAKING HERE!

Within Ukraine, weapons were prolific, due to their rural lifestyle, (just look at how quickly the Ukrainian partisans organized themselves), but you know what?

Are you talking about the EuroMaiden riots? 

If so, don’t be silly. Ukraine ranks 84th out of 178 in gun ownership per 100,000. That’s almost literally the middle. 

A gun can’t directly help you when you’re starving. The 10+ million Ukrainians that were killed during the Holodomor weren’t “rounded up,” they perished from starvation. 

Yes, a gun can’t help you if you’re starving… UNLESS YOU USE IT TO HUNT AN ANIMAL. 

Who mentioned Ukraine in the first place? It wasn’t me and it wasn’t the facebook post. It was you. Do people die from things other than guns? Of course they do. Millions died during the dust bowl. Millions in Africa die do to starvation. Millions of people have died due to cars. Why you would even throw this random fact it there besides the fact that you have nothing else to use as facts is besides me. What does the starvation of people in Ukraine have to do with the necessity of gun control?

Again, another completely irrelevant “fact” cited by you and yet you still can’t support your own point, which isn’t even that clear to being with. 

Hot damn, that’s a bunch of hot arguments, much better too see intelligent arguments in use instead of a bunch of jargon and name-calling. But the question is, would you allow a woman to carry a gun, so that she may defend herself from attackers and rapists, instead of being taught how to run away and to piss yourself  so the rapist loses interest? I would not want anyone to do such a humiliating thing when they have the right to protect themselves from those who wish to do them harm.

Exactly. Don’t be a victim, be a gun owner. 

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Throughout all of history, governments have, from the dawn of civilization through modern-day “democracy”, one real constant trait between them; All governments have knowingly and willingly killed people. And if that isn’t enough to knock some sense into you, just know that a frighteningly large portion of all those governments have eventually killed their own citizens.  

mafattiee:

sugashane:

mafattiee:

sugashane:




A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
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. 

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 

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. Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! 

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’. 


During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! 


If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. 

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! 

IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. 


Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people~




Reblogging from Facebook




shut the fuck up don’t you fucking dare use my ancestors as props in your fucking second amendment bullshit campaign. fuck you please go feel horrible

"Your" ancestors are "my" ancestors, as well. 
Armenians were disarmed and then disbanded and then disemboweled. 
This isn’t opinion, this is fact. The fact that you are completely ignorant pains me. Your ancestors suffered and you’ve learned nothing from it. Actually it’s much worse than that. You’re doing them a disservice, you’ve let them lose their lives in vain by supporting the very laws and ideas which led to the murder of 1.5 million innocent “ancestors”. 
You should be ashamed of yourself. Your support of gun control might as well be support for the Young Turks and heir bloody genocide. You might as well get into a time machine, go back and slaughter your own great great grandparents with your own misguided, ignorant hands. 
The only person to survive on my father’s side was my great grandfather, who lost 7 brothers and sisters, and his son, my grandfather. 30 years later, in 1945, my grandfather moved back to USSR controlled, gun-control heavy Eastern Armenia to help ignite a revolution and win back the historic lands as well as the freedom of the Armenians but the Soviets tossed him into Siberia for over a decade where they tortured him until he lost the use of his legs. This is real history, not some liberal-bias, fantasy bullshit. 
Only a fool would think that shining light on the tragic history of the oppressed is to use them as a prop. You are that fool. 
Now you go feel horrible. 

i have nothing but distaste for you. didn’t know you were armenian, doesn’t change the fact you’re exploiting our history for an agenda that does not make sense like it did then. don’t ever talk to me again.

I’m exploiting them? How? By bringing to light how they had their basic human rights stripped away and how they were left defenseless and how that was the cornerstone of the entire Young Turk agenda to wipe their empire clean of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians and Kurds?
Do you even comprehend this? The whole goal of the Turks was to “cleanse” their nation of our ancestors and all of that was only possible once guns were taken away. 
And this doesn’t make sense today the same way it did back then? Have you watched the news? Governments are oppressing citizens on a global scale. People are fighting back. Many have no guns because they had their rights stripped away, by their own consent, long before there was any reason to need guns. But now that they need them for self-defense, they don’t have them. They still make due, building makeshift guns or using moltov cocktails, but countless civilians have died because they’ve been outmatched by the superior firepower of their tyrannical government. Where had they had guns, it would even the fight, the numbers might even scare away the government forces. Instead, they open fire on unarmed citizens without taking any cover and with little to no fear of return fire ending their own lives. 
Take a look around, the entire world is engaged in protests and revolt, nearly a dozen countries have had a full-on revolution in the last 5 years. We’ve never seen such amazing and yet unstable time in all of human history, at least in the sense of people vs government and yet you don’t think the idea of self defense applies today? 

WAKE UP!

mafattiee:

sugashane:

mafattiee:

sugashane:

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

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. 

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 

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. 
Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! 

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’. 
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! 
If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. 

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! 

IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. 

Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.
You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people~
Reblogging from Facebook

shut the fuck up don’t you fucking dare use my ancestors as props in your fucking second amendment bullshit campaign. fuck you please go feel horrible

"Your" ancestors are "my" ancestors, as well. 

Armenians were disarmed and then disbanded and then disemboweled. 

This isn’t opinion, this is fact. The fact that you are completely ignorant pains me. Your ancestors suffered and you’ve learned nothing from it. Actually it’s much worse than that. You’re doing them a disservice, you’ve let them lose their lives in vain by supporting the very laws and ideas which led to the murder of 1.5 million innocent “ancestors”. 

You should be ashamed of yourself. Your support of gun control might as well be support for the Young Turks and heir bloody genocide. You might as well get into a time machine, go back and slaughter your own great great grandparents with your own misguided, ignorant hands. 

The only person to survive on my father’s side was my great grandfather, who lost 7 brothers and sisters, and his son, my grandfather. 30 years later, in 1945, my grandfather moved back to USSR controlled, gun-control heavy Eastern Armenia to help ignite a revolution and win back the historic lands as well as the freedom of the Armenians but the Soviets tossed him into Siberia for over a decade where they tortured him until he lost the use of his legs. This is real history, not some liberal-bias, fantasy bullshit. 

Only a fool would think that shining light on the tragic history of the oppressed is to use them as a prop. You are that fool. 

Now you go feel horrible. 

i have nothing but distaste for you. didn’t know you were armenian, doesn’t change the fact you’re exploiting our history for an agenda that does not make sense like it did then. don’t ever talk to me again.

I’m exploiting them? How? By bringing to light how they had their basic human rights stripped away and how they were left defenseless and how that was the cornerstone of the entire Young Turk agenda to wipe their empire clean of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians and Kurds?

Do you even comprehend this? The whole goal of the Turks was to “cleanse” their nation of our ancestors and all of that was only possible once guns were taken away. 

And this doesn’t make sense today the same way it did back then? Have you watched the news? Governments are oppressing citizens on a global scale. People are fighting back. Many have no guns because they had their rights stripped away, by their own consent, long before there was any reason to need guns. But now that they need them for self-defense, they don’t have them. They still make due, building makeshift guns or using moltov cocktails, but countless civilians have died because they’ve been outmatched by the superior firepower of their tyrannical government. Where had they had guns, it would even the fight, the numbers might even scare away the government forces. Instead, they open fire on unarmed citizens without taking any cover and with little to no fear of return fire ending their own lives. 

Take a look around, the entire world is engaged in protests and revolt, nearly a dozen countries have had a full-on revolution in the last 5 years. We’ve never seen such amazing and yet unstable time in all of human history, at least in the sense of people vs government and yet you don’t think the idea of self defense applies today? 

WAKE UP!

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mafattiee:

sugashane:




A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
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. 

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 

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. Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! 

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’. 


During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! 


If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. 

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! 

IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. 


Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people~




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shut the fuck up don’t you fucking dare use my ancestors as props in your fucking second amendment bullshit campaign. fuck you please go feel horrible

"Your" ancestors are "my" ancestors, as well. 
Armenians were disarmed and then disbanded and then disemboweled. 
This isn’t opinion, this is fact. The fact that you are completely ignorant pains me. Your ancestors suffered and you’ve learned nothing from it. Actually it’s much worse than that. You’re doing them a disservice, you’ve let them lose their lives in vain by supporting the very laws and ideas which led to the murder of 1.5 million innocent “ancestors”. 
You should be ashamed of yourself. Your support of gun control might as well be support for the Young Turks and heir bloody genocide. You might as well get into a time machine, go back and slaughter your own great great grandparents with your own misguided, ignorant hands. 
The only person to survive on my father’s side was my great grandfather, who lost 7 brothers and sisters, and his son, my grandfather. 30 years later, in 1945, my grandfather moved back to USSR controlled, gun-control heavy Eastern Armenia to help ignite a revolution and win back the historic lands as well as the freedom of the Armenians but the Soviets tossed him into Siberia for over a decade where they tortured him until he lost the use of his legs. This is real history, not some liberal-bias, fantasy bullshit. 
Only a fool would think that shining light on the tragic history of the oppressed is to use them as a prop. You are that fool. 
Now you go feel horrible. 

mafattiee:

sugashane:

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

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. 

Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 

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. 
Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! 

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’. 
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! 
If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends. 

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. 

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! 

IT’S A NO BRAINER!

DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET. 

Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.
You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people~
Reblogging from Facebook

shut the fuck up don’t you fucking dare use my ancestors as props in your fucking second amendment bullshit campaign. fuck you please go feel horrible

"Your" ancestors are "my" ancestors, as well. 

Armenians were disarmed and then disbanded and then disemboweled. 

This isn’t opinion, this is fact. The fact that you are completely ignorant pains me. Your ancestors suffered and you’ve learned nothing from it. Actually it’s much worse than that. You’re doing them a disservice, you’ve let them lose their lives in vain by supporting the very laws and ideas which led to the murder of 1.5 million innocent “ancestors”. 

You should be ashamed of yourself. Your support of gun control might as well be support for the Young Turks and heir bloody genocide. You might as well get into a time machine, go back and slaughter your own great great grandparents with your own misguided, ignorant hands. 

The only person to survive on my father’s side was my great grandfather, who lost 7 brothers and sisters, and his son, my grandfather. 30 years later, in 1945, my grandfather moved back to USSR controlled, gun-control heavy Eastern Armenia to help ignite a revolution and win back the historic lands as well as the freedom of the Armenians but the Soviets tossed him into Siberia for over a decade where they tortured him until he lost the use of his legs. This is real history, not some liberal-bias, fantasy bullshit. 

Only a fool would think that shining light on the tragic history of the oppressed is to use them as a prop. You are that fool. 

Now you go feel horrible. 

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"We need to ban guns!" - People who love violence. 

"We need to ban guns!" - People who love violence. 

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I’ve been pretty mum on the Zimmerman topic for a lot of reasons but mainly because I think the whole case is a shade of gray and that no one knows all the facts.
I certainly don’t know all the facts in the Zimmerman trial and it seems like no one really knows all the facts; not Zimmerman, not the prosecution and especially everyone ignorantly commenting on it. Here is what I do know:
- Zimmerman had the right to carry a gun.
- Zimmerman was on the bottom, getting beaten up (to whatever debatable degree) by Martin. 
- Zimmerman pulled a gun and shot Martin.
I wear hoodies all the time and ignorant people look at me funny. I grew up poor and in semi-poor neighborhoods and I used to work in the ghetto. I know that some people over react. 
I don’t think Trayvon Martin was this innocent young man that the media is trying to make him out to be. I also don’t think he was some sort of criminal, looking to kill or rob rich people. He was a run-of-the-mill urban teenager. He probably smoked weed and drank on weekends and played video games and ate candy and loved his parents and had friends and all the things a typical teenager does today. 
That’s the thing I think people don’t want to believe, that Trayvon was an average kid. Not an angel and not the devil, but just average. 
I also think that Zimmerman’s supporters blindly support him because they fear that this is a gun rights issue. It isn’t. If anything, Zimmerman has tainted the whole gun rights debate. It’s sad but I see how all the gun rights folks have stacked behind Zimmerman out of fear that a conviction for him is a conviction against all gun owners. It isn’t. Far from it. 
Here’s what I think of Zimmerman; he’s a fucking idiot. 
There are two types of suspicious people; does that you irrationally fear and those that are actually plotting something. Usually it’s hard to figure out but more times than not, it’s your irrational fear talking. Martin wasn’t breaking into a house or committing a crime, so what was Zimmerman’s issue?
I personally own guns and I’ve pulled one out on more than one occasion. Never on someone walking down the street with a hoodie, not even the one time a sketchy looking man opened my side-gate and walked into my backyard (but I did take the safety off). 
If I see a ‘suspicious’ guy walking down the street and he’s not doing me any harm, I usually let it go. It’s probably nothing. If it looks really bad, I’ll text my neighbors and give them a heads up and then call the cops and let them handle it (for a lot of different reasons). I don’t grab my gun, open my door and start following the suspect. That’s probably the stupidest thing you can do. You’re just looking for trouble. 
Now, I have no idea what happened once Zimmerman started to follow Martin (and again, it seems like no one actually knows what happened here) but here’s a good, rational guess. Zimmerman followed Martin and Martin noticed and started to walk faster or try to avoid Zimmerman. Martin was probably scared that a man was following him. Zimmerman doesn’t look like the friendliest man, either. If Martin noticed the gun (IF), then compound how scared or uneasy he felt. Zimmerman probably saw this and his confirmation bias went off the charts. At this point he was probably 100% sure Martin was up to no good. I don’t know what happened next but a physical altercation broke out. I think the story I read was that martin asked Zimmerman to stop following and probably even tried to scare him off or physically intimidate him. 
If you’ve ever been in a fight, you know that they aren’t scripted like movies. They are ugly and chaotic. People are wrestling around, throwing punches and probably missing. One second Martin was probably on top and another second it was probably Zimmerman and then reversed again. That’s how street fights usually go. 
At a certain point Zimmerman decided that he was getting beat up and when you’re getting beat up, you don’t know how far it will go and just how badly you’re hurt. Trust me, I’ve been there. The second your mind realizes that you are no longer in control or have a chance, it hits panic mode. Usually this leads to surrender or begging or doing some crazy shit, like biting or eye poking or even going for the genitals. Or, if you have a gun, pulling it. It’s the brain going into caveman auto-pilot. It just wants to survive and will do whatever it takes. 
Zimmerman probably didn’t even realize he pulled the gun until he had pulled the trigger. 
All the evidence, both physical and eye witness, says that Martin was on top, Zimmerman was getting either punched or pushed into the ground and Martin was leaning over him when he shot. The burns on the shirt are consistent with point blank shots while the entry wound is one that is just a little further from the barrel. This means that Martin’s shirt was hanging down at a distance from his own body, meaning that he had to be hovering over the gun. 
Now, all of this only matters if we figure out where the entire incident started. Did Martin attack Zimmerman? Was it illegal for Zimmerman to chase Martin with the intent to shoot Martin? Did Zimmerman have an intent to shoot Martin? Does the Stand Your Ground law apply if the ‘suspect’ is trying to walk away? Does the case start from the point Zimmerman set foot after Martin or does it start when Martin and Zimmerman got into a fight. Does it matter who started the fight? Does chasing someone qualify as instigating the situation?
I’m sure there are legal answers to some of these, but there’s just too much gray area and too many unknowns in the case to prove Zimmerman guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. And that’s the key to the case and to all court cases. It has to be air tight or else the defendant walks. Burden is on the prosecution, always. 
Do I think Zimmerman is wrong? Yes. He should have never chased Martin. Do I think shooting Martin as justified? I can see why it was and I can also see why it wasn’t. 
Why don’t I think this case is important? First of all, I think it’s important anytime someone loses their life, and it’s tragic but it’s not the most important topic in America right now. There are many murders every single day. Chicago has had something like 70 murders in the past month. 
But more importantly, the media is completely hung up on this case because it’s filled with race and race-baiting and guns and old vs young and all types of social and racial stereotypes that they can pump into the public’s feeble minds and get them to tune in. 
People have nearly forgotten that the NSA is listening to all our phone calls and tracking your GPS and collecting your internet history and reading your texts and emails. It’s like people don’t care and perhaps even worse than that, they don’t mind. 
Zimmerman can be found innocent or guilty in this case and it will all come down to just how good the lawyers are. In a vacuum, Zimmerman should walk. Not because he’s innocent, I don’t know what he is, but because there isn’t enough evidence to convict him.
This is exactly what the government and the Obama administration wants and needs right now. A race-charged distraction that can emotionally enslave our attention and trap our minds from processing all the bullshit that will really impact us, like the economy, the upcoming wars in Syria and Iran and Africa and the giant police state that we are living in. 

I’ve been pretty mum on the Zimmerman topic for a lot of reasons but mainly because I think the whole case is a shade of gray and that no one knows all the facts.

I certainly don’t know all the facts in the Zimmerman trial and it seems like no one really knows all the facts; not Zimmerman, not the prosecution and especially everyone ignorantly commenting on it. Here is what I do know:

- Zimmerman had the right to carry a gun.

- Zimmerman was on the bottom, getting beaten up (to whatever debatable degree) by Martin. 

- Zimmerman pulled a gun and shot Martin.

I wear hoodies all the time and ignorant people look at me funny. I grew up poor and in semi-poor neighborhoods and I used to work in the ghetto. I know that some people over react. 

I don’t think Trayvon Martin was this innocent young man that the media is trying to make him out to be. I also don’t think he was some sort of criminal, looking to kill or rob rich people. He was a run-of-the-mill urban teenager. He probably smoked weed and drank on weekends and played video games and ate candy and loved his parents and had friends and all the things a typical teenager does today. 

That’s the thing I think people don’t want to believe, that Trayvon was an average kid. Not an angel and not the devil, but just average. 

I also think that Zimmerman’s supporters blindly support him because they fear that this is a gun rights issue. It isn’t. If anything, Zimmerman has tainted the whole gun rights debate. It’s sad but I see how all the gun rights folks have stacked behind Zimmerman out of fear that a conviction for him is a conviction against all gun owners. It isn’t. Far from it. 

Here’s what I think of Zimmerman; he’s a fucking idiot. 

There are two types of suspicious people; does that you irrationally fear and those that are actually plotting something. Usually it’s hard to figure out but more times than not, it’s your irrational fear talking. Martin wasn’t breaking into a house or committing a crime, so what was Zimmerman’s issue?

I personally own guns and I’ve pulled one out on more than one occasion. Never on someone walking down the street with a hoodie, not even the one time a sketchy looking man opened my side-gate and walked into my backyard (but I did take the safety off). 

If I see a ‘suspicious’ guy walking down the street and he’s not doing me any harm, I usually let it go. It’s probably nothing. If it looks really bad, I’ll text my neighbors and give them a heads up and then call the cops and let them handle it (for a lot of different reasons). I don’t grab my gun, open my door and start following the suspect. That’s probably the stupidest thing you can do. You’re just looking for trouble. 

Now, I have no idea what happened once Zimmerman started to follow Martin (and again, it seems like no one actually knows what happened here) but here’s a good, rational guess. Zimmerman followed Martin and Martin noticed and started to walk faster or try to avoid Zimmerman. Martin was probably scared that a man was following him. Zimmerman doesn’t look like the friendliest man, either. If Martin noticed the gun (IF), then compound how scared or uneasy he felt. Zimmerman probably saw this and his confirmation bias went off the charts. At this point he was probably 100% sure Martin was up to no good. I don’t know what happened next but a physical altercation broke out. I think the story I read was that martin asked Zimmerman to stop following and probably even tried to scare him off or physically intimidate him. 

If you’ve ever been in a fight, you know that they aren’t scripted like movies. They are ugly and chaotic. People are wrestling around, throwing punches and probably missing. One second Martin was probably on top and another second it was probably Zimmerman and then reversed again. That’s how street fights usually go. 

At a certain point Zimmerman decided that he was getting beat up and when you’re getting beat up, you don’t know how far it will go and just how badly you’re hurt. Trust me, I’ve been there. The second your mind realizes that you are no longer in control or have a chance, it hits panic mode. Usually this leads to surrender or begging or doing some crazy shit, like biting or eye poking or even going for the genitals. Or, if you have a gun, pulling it. It’s the brain going into caveman auto-pilot. It just wants to survive and will do whatever it takes. 

Zimmerman probably didn’t even realize he pulled the gun until he had pulled the trigger. 

All the evidence, both physical and eye witness, says that Martin was on top, Zimmerman was getting either punched or pushed into the ground and Martin was leaning over him when he shot. The burns on the shirt are consistent with point blank shots while the entry wound is one that is just a little further from the barrel. This means that Martin’s shirt was hanging down at a distance from his own body, meaning that he had to be hovering over the gun. 

Now, all of this only matters if we figure out where the entire incident started. Did Martin attack Zimmerman? Was it illegal for Zimmerman to chase Martin with the intent to shoot Martin? Did Zimmerman have an intent to shoot Martin? Does the Stand Your Ground law apply if the ‘suspect’ is trying to walk away? Does the case start from the point Zimmerman set foot after Martin or does it start when Martin and Zimmerman got into a fight. Does it matter who started the fight? Does chasing someone qualify as instigating the situation?

I’m sure there are legal answers to some of these, but there’s just too much gray area and too many unknowns in the case to prove Zimmerman guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. And that’s the key to the case and to all court cases. It has to be air tight or else the defendant walks. Burden is on the prosecution, always. 

Do I think Zimmerman is wrong? Yes. He should have never chased Martin. Do I think shooting Martin as justified? I can see why it was and I can also see why it wasn’t. 

Why don’t I think this case is important? First of all, I think it’s important anytime someone loses their life, and it’s tragic but it’s not the most important topic in America right now. There are many murders every single day. Chicago has had something like 70 murders in the past month. 

But more importantly, the media is completely hung up on this case because it’s filled with race and race-baiting and guns and old vs young and all types of social and racial stereotypes that they can pump into the public’s feeble minds and get them to tune in. 

People have nearly forgotten that the NSA is listening to all our phone calls and tracking your GPS and collecting your internet history and reading your texts and emails. It’s like people don’t care and perhaps even worse than that, they don’t mind. 

Zimmerman can be found innocent or guilty in this case and it will all come down to just how good the lawyers are. In a vacuum, Zimmerman should walk. Not because he’s innocent, I don’t know what he is, but because there isn’t enough evidence to convict him.

This is exactly what the government and the Obama administration wants and needs right now. A race-charged distraction that can emotionally enslave our attention and trap our minds from processing all the bullshit that will really impact us, like the economy, the upcoming wars in Syria and Iran and Africa and the giant police state that we are living in. 

freebroccoli:

living-liberty:

“….after learning of the Obama administration’s involvement in the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups and its secret seizure of Associated Press phone records…I’ve had some of the pro-gun lobbyists on here, saying to me, ‘Well, the reason we need to be armed is because of tyranny from our own government,’ and I’ve always laughed at them,” Morgan said. “I said, ‘Don’t be ridiculous! Your government won’t turn itself on you…but, actually, this is vaguely tyrannical behavior by the American government.”

— Piers Morgan
the CNN host admitted to guest Penn Jillette that perhaps gun advocates were right about creeping tyranny after all (via thinksquad)

It’s the end of the world. Get to the shelter.

Piers Morgan finally sees the light…

I’d have no problem with Jim Carrey’s Cold Dead Hand video if it were actually funny instead of being a 6 minute ad hominem attack on gun owners, southern culture and penis capacity. 

"In my perfect future, homosexuals can not only marry, they can defend their marijuana fields themselves with fully automatic assault rifles!" - Austin Petersen 
Nailed it. 

"In my perfect future, homosexuals can not only marry, they can defend their marijuana fields themselves with fully automatic assault rifles!" - Austin Petersen 

Nailed it. 

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conservativebrew:

At long last, MSNBC gives us some real news that we can all use! 


I happened, per chance, to be flipping through the channels last night when I came upon MSNBC’s Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. This final bit of the program had to do with the fact that, according to O’Donnell, the “assault weapons” ban that was dropped in the Senate earlier this week  is not really dead yet and there is still hope for the ban to be included in a future Senate bill!

According to O’Donnell, the plan to introduce this legislative ban is a simple one: simply add it as an Amendment and have the Senate vote on it. The interesting thing about this is that THIS IS EXACTLY what Feinstein did in 1993 with the original assault weapons ban! 

According to O’Donnell:

“…The question is always the same: what happens to a bill if a certain controversial provision is in it from the start and what happens if it’s left out? And, leaving it out does not mean the controversial provision won’t end up in the bill through the amendment process, which is exactly how Dianne Feinstein’s original assault weapons ban ended up in the Crime Bill in 1993…Senator Dianne Feinstein offered it as an amendment on the Senate floor and argued her case and, in on November 16th 1993, there was a roll call on the Senate floor and Dianne Feinstein’s amendment #1152 to the Crime Bill and the Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban passed with 56 votes…”

In other words, to pass a ban on firearms, the democrats in the Senate will add it as an amendment to - more than likely - a popular bill and, as soon as the GOP members refuse to vote on said popular bill, the democrat’s will scream: “See! We told you so! Their simply obstructionist! They refuse to vote on this bill that the American people want!” The MSM will, naturally, follow suit in portraying the importance of this popular bill and portraying the GOP as insensitive and uncaring in order to shift public sentiment towards the democrats, heck, I’m sure we’ll see Obama on TV stumping for it as well as stating that the Senate minority has to “listen to the American people” or, that the Senate GOP “has to get their priorities straight.”  

Shortly thereafter, several GOP Senators will start caving in since they have - more than likely - attached riders to the popular bill that they want passed for their constituents back home. At which point, Harry Reid & Co. will legislatively sweeten the deal for the GOP Senators who may be on the fence as to whether or not they should vote for the bill with Feinstein’s weapons ban. 

How do I know? That’s exactly what happened in 1993! Several of the GOP Senators that voted for the bill stated that they supported it because it would expire in 10 years, at which point, they could reevaluate the situation. Feinstein’s new ban NEVER expires, it becomes law if passed and the freedom of law-abiding citizens to purchase what ever gun they so wish to buy for their protection/hobby/collection/investment comes under governmental scrutiny. 

Make sure that you know your Senator’s office number so that you can flood it with calls the moment the Senate Leftists try to take away our right to own and posses firearms.

I just puked all over myself. 

Dianne Feinstein is the worst thing ever. WORST. 

(via anarcho-americana)

moralanarchism:

How the market is disarming government

Gun manufacturers are refusing to sell or service government agencies who support the disarming of citizens.