Some will argue that anyone who wants to buy or operate a firearm is mentally unstable.
During the American Revolution, the British could easily have argued that all the colonial revolutionaries were mentally unstable. During the American Civil War, either side could have argued the other side was mentally unstable.
Any group may be unstable for not supporting popular views.
Some may argue that Americans who drink, smoke, take recreation or prescription drugs, belong to certain unpopular religions, or are gay or lesbian may be mentally unstable.
We do not want to turn the power over to the government to decide who is and who is not mentally stable. Turning it over to doctors or any profession will become corrupted.
Once a list of disqualifying criteria is begun, it will only grow longer. Once we start down the path of deciding who is mentally stable to buy or operate a firearm, it is a slippery slope that may lead to civil war before complete confiscation is realized.
And as tax revenues are increasingly used to pay the interest on our debt, and when our fiat currency finally collapses and we cannot pay our military, who will protect America except for armed Americans?
–Robert John Stevens, March 1, 2018
Democide is the murder of citizens by their own governments. In the 20th century alone, the Univ. of Hawaii reports 262 million humans were murdered by their own governments. The author breaks down the murders by nation. In most cases, democide happened after citizens were disarmed and had no viable solution to repel the force and weapons used against them.
Search Google News for democide and there are no results.
Will Senators Hatch or Lee discuss democide on the Senate floor? I also called Congressman Curtis’ DC office and requested he discuss democide on the House Floor.
by Robert John Stevens, February 22, 2018
Mormon-owned newspaper DeseretNews.com will not allow the word democide (“the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder”).
To prove it for yourself, Google site:www.deseretnews.com democide
In contrast, Google site:www.deseretnews.com gun control
I submitted this comment to the article on DeseretNews.com entitled
In our opinion: In the wake of tragic shootings, does the country ask the tough questions? and they rejected it:
Democide–The murder of citizens by their government. Google “20th century democide” and read the stats by the University of Hawaii. In the 20th-century alone, 262 million humans were murdered by their own government and in most cases, it was after citizens were disarmed by their governments. Now, who wants gun control?
So I submitted this comment and they accepted it:
Why did the Founding Fathers create the Second Amendment to the Constitution and why didn’t it support gun control? Or was the Second Amendment designed to help us protect ourselves against home invaders or shoot animals for food?
The Founding Fathers had just fought a war on their own soil against the most powerful army on the earth. They also studied history and knew that without arms, citizens were powerless against foreign invaders as well as their own governments should they turn against their people.
Governments in the 20th-century alone, according to the University of Hawaii (Google 20th-century democide), murdered 262 million of their own citizens– the People’s Republic of China, 76 million; U.S.S.R, 61 million; Colonialism,50 million; Germany almost 21 million; China (MT), 10 million; Cambodia, 2 million; the list goes on. See 20TH CENTURY
The Second Amendment was established to keep governments from turning on their own people.
Another historic case for the 2nd Amendment where people are murdered after they are asked to disarm:
The militiamen, who included prominent pioneers and church officers, guaranteed the migrants safe passage if they laid down their arms and followed them north.
The migrants agreed, only to be lured to their deaths. On a predetermined signal, the militiamen shot the men and boys in the head at one location and bludgeoned the women and children at another.
Only 17 children, those under age 6, were spared. The dead were left where they fell or received cursory burials.
If only every American understood these principles and held them inviolate.