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Date: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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This is one of the best explanations I have seen about the whole situation. Pass it on!!!

 Read this carefully and think about where we are heading. The only defense against evil people are armed people. 
December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”. The slaughter began AFTER the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. When the final round had flown, of the 297 dead or dying, two thirds (200) were women and children.
Around 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, over half cut down by friendly fire from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry were deemed “National Heroes” and awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of cowardice.
We do not hear of Wounded Knee today. It is not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little does exist about Wounded Knee is normally the sanitized “Official Government Explanation” or the historically and factually inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre on the movie screen.
Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.
Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment- The right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government. The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the United States Constitution was drafted “hunting” was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and “target shooting” was an unheard of concept, musket balls were a precious commodity in the wilds of early America, and were certainly not wasted “target shooting”. The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defense purposes should such tyranny rise in the United States.
As time goes on the average citizen in the United States continues to lose personal freedom or “liberty”. Far too many times unjust bills are passed and signed into law under the guise of “for your safety” or “for protection”. The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, then expanded and continued by Barack Obama is just one of many examples of American citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy for “safety”. Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most likely be taken away for “our safety”.
Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something for just one minute-

Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We can not legislate “evil” into extinction. Good people will abide by the law, defective people will always find a way around it.
And another thought Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years across the globe, where is “evil” and “malevolence” most often found? In the hands of those with the power- governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments. Who do governments target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies” within their own borders…but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat. Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise. Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”. Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was- confiscation of firearms from the people.
Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists, and why we shouldn't be in such a hurry to surrender our Right to Bear Arms. Without the Second Amendment we have no right to defend ourselves and our families.


LiberalGunner said...

This by far is the stupidest piece of pro gun drivel I have seen.

Anonymous said...

"Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise."

Wait, is the NRA telling people that guns prevent smallpox and typhus?

Anonymous said...

What a pity that Custer and his men didn't have arms to defend themselves at the Little Big Horn.

ferschitz said...

Geez. Yesterday the WHITEY WHITE WHITE KKK's in the suburban/rural enclaves were all a-shakin' in their shoes/boots/bare feet bc "N" words! A-comin' to git US WHITEY WHITE WHITES... and fer no reason, either, other than "N" words!

Suffice it to say that the Watts Riots to which they referred yesterday happened, oh I dunno, over 30 years ago and were mostly contained in the urban areas where the dreaded "N" words lived 'n such, but hey! Don't get yer fact cooties on me!

Now, in some other twisted way, these NRA assholes are what? "Aligning" themselves with Native Americans??

That's rich.

What a load of unmitigated horse shit.

Boyohboy the Gunz 'n Ammo Lobby is out in full force these days. Getcher gunz 'n ammo quick ya dumb bigoted fucks. Gotta keep that 1%er CEO RICH RICH RICH offa yer ignorant bigoted racist emptyheaded doltishness.


Marc with a C said...

It's interesting to note that prior to 1920, Native Americans were not actually U.S. citizens, but represented a nation of browns determined to take the stuffs from the white peoples.

My, my, my, how times have changed.

Beeznuts said...

I'm most amused by the claim that Wounded Knee isn't covered in history classes.

In fact, I'm pretty sure it's something the right has been trying to remove from history classes for decades because it casts America / whites in a negative light.

Eh, fuck it. The schools can probably stop teaching it, BioShock Infinite has preserved it for another generation.

gruaud said...

What an utter disgrace.

The right wing cheered the Wounded Knee massacre in 1890 and I have no doubt they'd do it again today.

Todd said...

Someone took the time to write this dribble down? The bubble of the Right lives in mind-numbing hilarity. If Hillary wins the Presidency, they will have a Jonestown meltdown. Political tone-deaf and going after issues long ago resolved the GOP will be the Wig party in 5 years.

Hooray4US said...

We do not hear of Wounded Knee today. It is not mentioned in our history classes or books.

Well that depends. If you're in the "great" RED state of Texas, where they rewrite their "text books" to fit into some "Christiany" rightwing version of what they wish to palm off on school kids, then yeah. It's highly likely that Wounded Knee isn't mentioned at all, whether a "sanitized" version or not.

Frankly, most Native American history isn't presented in the US classroom anymore. There was some resurgence of offering a more multi-cultural viewpoint of US history that took into account what happened to Native Americans at the hands of the Europeans, but most of that has been wiped out by conservatives, who don't like facts and truth.

This one has to rank right up there as one of the biggest LIES pumped cynically pumped out by rightwing think tanks to goo-goo headed WHITE conservatives who'll believe what Rush & Glenn tell them.

Now let's see how long it takes these egregious rightwing think tanks to start pumping out Booga Booga scary Muzlinz ya needa gunz because of the sorrowful incidents in Boston recently.

These jerks know no shame and nothing is too low for them to stoop to in the name of making money. Disgusting.

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